Program Overview

Mia Farnham Disney Spring 2015

The ILR Credit Internship Program is a unique opportunity for undergraduate students. As a professional program, the ILR Credit Internship provides students the chance to work in an organization focused on the field of work and workplace relations. All of our internships are of professional quality and are closely monitored by our program, ensuring students not only professional but academically enriching experiences.

Each semester we routinely place dozens of eligible students with corporations, trade unions, labor and employment law firms, appropriate legislative bodies and other public agencies at every level of government, think tanks, public policy institutes and a wide array of advocacy organizations associated in one way or another with issues of work and workplace relations. For most of its history, our program operated almost exclusively within the United States. In the last decade, however, we have sought to expand its scope, and we now routinely place students at various locations internationally.

Students are approved to take part in the program only after meeting academic and other standards imposed by faculty legislation. They are eligible to apply only after completing the first two years of our four-year undergraduate curriculum, a requirement that assures every intern has taken most, if not all, of the courses that comprise the core of our instructional program.