Get Involved

Volunteer with the K-12 outreach program, learn more about our community relations office, join an ERG, hire a veteran intern, mentor a science student and/or learn something new. The links below highlight the great work being done at Berkeley Lab to create a more diverse and inclusive workplace and our outreach efforts to bring science education to the community. There are also links to our partners in HR, Learning & Organizational Development and the FAIR Office with additional learning resources. 

Volunteering & Community Building

K-12 STEM Education and Outreach is part of the Government and Community Relations Office at Berkeley Lab. We develop educational programs with the goal of providing opportunities for learning and support of the next generation of scientists. Join the office as a volunteer to support the Lab's outreach efforts.

The Office of Government and Community Relations (GCR) advances Berkeley Lab’s research, institutional, and good neighbor goals and objectives by engaging and partnering with federal, state and local government officials, community leaders and neighbors, and the K-12 STEM education community. 

ERGs are groups of employees who join together based on shared characteristics or life experiences to provide fellowship, friendship and support, enhance career and personal development as well as participate directly with our ongoing IDEA initiatives and assist in fully integrating IDEA into the Lab’s day-to-day business practices through strategic initiatives and policy-related goals. 

Outreach, Internships & Mentoring

If you're interested in getting involved in outreach and attracting diverse applicants to the Lab check out the Lab Ambassador Program or explore the idea of hiring an intern from an under-served community. 

We promote equal access to scientific and technical careers for students from all backgrounds through internships and mentoring, support STEM teachers, and build scientific literacy through innovative education programs. 

Learning Opportunities

At L&C, we advance Berkeley Lab’s mission by enabling stewardship & team science, and offering transformative learning and organizational development experiences for all employees. Check out the self development and team development resources to learn something new. 

“Equity Reset” is an opt-in racial equity curriculum & learning forums for the Berkeley Lab community, our objective is to enable self-motivated Lab employees, particularly Lab leadership, to take personal and active ownership over antiracism learning & practice within their teams, areas, divisions, and beyond.

The Stewardship Summit is an intensive 3-day online leadership & management workshop to ignite the potential in who you are, how you lead, and the cultures you create. It is designed specifically for Berkeley Lab's diverse community of emerging and experienced managers and leaders.

More Resources

The FAIR office's mission is to help prevent and eliminate discriminatory and harassing behavior, by continually engaging the Lab community in education, conflict resolution, and impartial investigations. They've complied a list of resources for building a more respectful environment. 

The Talent Acquisition and Outreach team in HR has put together a list of resources to help you expand your hiring and interviewing skills, including ways to apply IDEA concepts and bring awareness to implicit bias and diversity considerations.