ILR Credit Internship Program

ILR Credit Internship Program

The ILR Credit Intern Experience

The ILR Credit Internship Program affords qualified ILR juniors and seniors the unique opportunity to gain significant professional experience while also receiving a full semester’s credit. Approved students are eligible to undertake internships in a wide-range of organizations from trade unions and large corporations, to government agencies, labor & employment law firms, and non-profits. In operation for nearly forty years, the ILR Credit Internship Program is widely recognized in the United States as the most successful of its type. The program was created by the faculty of the ILR School to afford our advanced undergraduates, juniors and seniors, opportunities to enhance their understanding of the field of industrial and labor relations by working for a semester (approximately 14 weeks), in one of the professional careers it encompasses. Students intern across the U.S. and around the world. View student profiles for more information.


New! Read an interview with Professor Sam Bacharach (PDF, 361 KB) for his thoughts on teaching a leadership course for NYC-based credit interns and his efforts at providing outstanding mentorship for students.

Library Resources

The Catherwood Library has put together several new options for library access for off-campus ILR credit interns. More information can be found here.

Related ILR & Cornell Sites

ILR Credit Internship Profiles

Kristen Ritraj, BSILR '16

experience report / credit internship

Kristen Ritraj

GE Power & Water Intern - "I feel like I have gained such a wealth of knowledge that exceeds my time here."

Jeffrey Joseph, BSILR '15

experience report / credit internship

Jeffery Joseph

SanDisk, CA - In the spring of 2014, I worked for SanDisk Corporation in Milpitas, California. My internship was with SanDisk's HR Communications function, working on tasks such as recruitment branding on LinkedIn as well as assisting with various on-boarding activities

Katherine Scott, BSILR '15

experience report / credit internship

Katherine Scott

US Department of State Intern - My interest in international affairs began with my involvement in high school Model UN and followed me throughout my time at Cornell. The second semester of my junior year, I applied to the State Department. I believed it would be an excellent opportunity to learn more about U.S. foreign policy