International Credit Internships

For most of its history the ILR Credit Internship Program operated almost exclusively within the United States. In recent years, however, we have sought to expand its scope in attempt to offer our students unique opportunities to experience industrial and labor relations in an international setting.

The ILR School established a unique partnership with the International Labour Organization in Geneva, Switzerland several years ago.   We now routinely place students in the various offices, agencies and departments of the ILO, including recent placements in Nairobi, Kenya and Beijing, China.  Other opportunities exist with ILO offices in Cairo, Egypt, Bangkok, Thailand, and other select locations.

We have expanded our program further to include great internships with the European Foundation on the Improvement of Living & Working Conditions in Dublin, Ireland; the Employers' Forum on Disability, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, the T&G, and the GMB, in London, England; the Congress of South African Trade Unions in Johannesburg, South Africa, IBM in Madrid, Spain, and UNI in Nyon, Switzerland among others.

Other great opportunities are in the planning stages for international locations.

If you are interested in pursuing an international credit internship, please review the information on this web site or contact the ILR Credit Internship Office at 607-255-2266 or stop by 119 Ives Hall.

International Housing

Locating suitable, inexpensive housing is usually a main concern of prospective interns, particularly those intending to intern in a large international city. Because the internship program is designed to simulate "real life," finding suitable housing for the term of the internship (as well as meeting all of the other requirements of daily life) is the responsibility of each intern. Interns may, however, avail themselves of useful advice in this regard by consulting with the internship program's managing director and by finding out from current and former interns how they found suitable housing in the same internship location.

For those students pursuing international placements, housing is often your most difficult (and expensive), obstacle. Current and former interns are often the best source of information on inexpensive, convenient and safe accommodations. Students seeking international internships should begin their housing search early in the process. Internet resources and online newspapers (classified ads), are a good place to start. Please see the internship program's managing director for more information.

The managing director will also provide students with as many housing resources as possible for particular cities. However, students should be proactive and persistent in their housing search. Housing opportunities often come and go quickly, so students need to be regularly engaged in their housing search. Students should also not hesitate to ask their internship supervisors for advice and suggestions on their housing search. Some good resources are:

In Geneva

In Dublin:

In London: