Profiles

Our students travel all over the world on their credit internships, earning credit toward their degree and valuable experience. Learn more about them!

Ryan Burns, BSILR '16

experience report / credit internship

Ryan Burns

Walt Disney World Intern - As a Professional Intern with the Labor Relations department at the world renowned Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL, I have had an experience like none other.

Ananya Hindupur, BSILR '15

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Ananya Hindupur

ILO, Geneva Intern - "I went to the ILO to gain a realistic perspective on global inequality and, in this context; I left with more than a theoretical understanding."

Alex Gimenez, BSILR '15

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Alex Gimenez

Cleveland Indians Intern - "My experience working for the Cleveland Indians was probably the best personal growth opportunity I’ve had since arriving at Cornell."

Kristen Ritraj, BSILR '16

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Kristen Ritraj

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

Michelle A. Birnbach, BSILR '14

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HBO, New York City - This semester, as a junior in ILR, I had the incredible opportunity of interning for HBO. Upon seeing their need for a human resources intern, I eagerly jumped at the chance. I couldn’t wait to use my coursework and prior internship experience to help HBO’s talent acquisition team.

Jeffrey Baker, BSILR '14

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Jeffrey Baker

ILO, Geneva, Switzerland - Since I began my studies at Cornell, I knew that if given the opportunity, I would love to study abroad. I sought an experience that would be eye opening, insightful and allow me to explore the world as much as possible.

Heidi Wong, BSILR '14

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GE Energy, MN - During the summer and fall of 2012, I worked as a Strategic Workforce Planning (SWP) intern for GE Energy. My time at GE was extremely rewarding, and I am confident that it will serve as a worthy building block for future professional endeavors.

Pamela Leo, BSILR '14

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Pamela Leo

European Foundation, Dublin, Ireland - My time at the European Foundation in Dublin has perhaps been one of the most valuable learning experiences I’ve had the pleasure to engage in thus far in my Cornell education.

Dipabali Chowdhury, BSILR '14

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Dipabali Chowdhury

ILO Geneva, Switzerland - This is the experience I knew I wanted. However, when it was time to decide, I was stuck. The possibilities were endless until I came across ILR’s credit internship with the International Labor Organization in Geneva.

Harrison Okin, BSILR '14

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Harrison Okin

Intern at the US Dept of State, Washington, DC - When I first was accepted to ILR, I took immense pride in telling people I’d be attending Cornell. I felt like I was a neat cocktail made of equal parts lucky and cocky, and that doors would finally open for me as beautiful servants hand-fed me grapes off of a golden platter.

Danny Qiao, BSILR '15

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Danny Qiao

ILO Intern, Philippines - The past few months have been a blur. I can still remember the wall of humidity that hit me when I exited Manila's terminal as if it were yesterday. I honestly don't know how to do the entire experience justice in just a few paragraphs.

Huaxin Jiang, BSILR '14

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Huaxin Jiang

American Express Intern, Hong Kong - This past semester, I had the incredible opportunity to intern at American Express’s Hong Kong headquarter. My time there was one of the most valuable learning experiences I’ve had thus far in my Cornell education.

Abby Maldonado, BSILR '14

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Abby Maldonado

Google Intern - I never actually saw the movie "The Internship," but I've been told it gives a pretty accurate representation of life as a Google intern. Though the free food, housing, and other perks are awesome, it's really the experience I gained and the relationships I formed that made my internship experience truly amazing and worthwhile.

Greg Crawford, BSILR '14

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Gregory Crawford

Segal Consulting Intern - I was very excited when I received word that Segal Consulting accepted my internship. I have had an interest in statistics and studying data for a few years now and I knew that I wanted an opportunity to see how the skills that I learned in class would apply to the workplace.

Melissa Kelly, BSILR '15

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Melissa Kelly

Major League Baseball Intern - If you asked me to sum up my Credit Internship with Major League Baseball in one adjective, I would definitely use the word rewarding. But trying to compile all of my experiences in the last four months into a few short paragraphs is not an easy task.

John Stahno, BSILR '15

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John Stahno

American Express Intern, London - During the fall of 2013, I worked in London as a Global Benefits intern for American Express. I chose to participate in the credit internship program because it offered me the benefit of gaining meaningful work experience and college credit.

Phoebe Sam, BSILR '14

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Phoebe Sam

ILO, Geneva - I have known for a long time that I wanted to pursue a career in the international development field. I have also known that I want to work at the intersection of economics, law, politics and government in order to influence policy that improves the living standards of people in developing countries

Peiran Zhang, BSILR '16

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Peiran Zhang

American Express Intern, Sydney, Australia - During fall semester of my junior year, I decided to temporarily say goodbye to our beloved Cornell Ithaca Campus for a Credit Internship in the American Express, Sydney office. It was a difficult decision to leave the beautiful campus behind, but an easy decision to take on this wonderful opportunity and work in a world-renowned company situated in a different continent

Jeffrey Joseph, BSILR '15

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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

Kayla Viola, BSILR '16

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Kayla Viola

Walt Disney World, FL - I am currently working as a Professional Intern at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL along with 3 other interns from ILR. In addition, I am fortunate enough to be working alongside many gifted and successful individuals including a few ILR graduates. I am less than half-way through my 7-month credit internship and it has already been an incredible experience.

Lawrence Goun, BSILR '15

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Lawrence Goun

Solidarity Center, Lima, Peru - From February to May of 2014 I decided to pursue two academic interests in my credit internship. At The Solidarity Center’s field office in Lima, Perú, I was able to combine my interests in workers’ rights and labor issues and my interests in speaking Spanish.

Tyler Mitchell, BSILR '15

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Tyler Mitchell

United Food and Commercial Workers Intern - Walmart workers across the country made history in 2012 by going on strike on the busiest days of retail, Black Friday. Their courage was inspirational—I instantly wanted to show my solidarity after seeing some of our country’s most vulnerable workers coming together to demand respect.

Michael Tsai, BSILR '15

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Michael Tsai

SanDisk Intern - SanDisk has a beautiful campus with the types of amenities that you come to expect from high-tech companies. From the high-end gym to the top-notch on-site café, work feels less like work and more like a country club.

Katherine Scott, BSILR '15

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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