Paid WISP Opportunities

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Updated 10/11/2017

New Jersey

American Express Global Business Travel

American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) equips companies of all sizes with the insights, tools, services and expertise they need to keep their travelers informed, focused and productive while on the road. With approximately 12,000 employees and operations in nearly 120 countries worldwide, GBT empowers customers to take control of their travel programs, optimizing the return on their travel and meetings investments, while, more importantly, providing extraordinary traveler care.

Career field: Human resources
Location: Jersey City, NJ
On site or remote: Students will work on site, so they must have housing nearby
Job opportunity: TBD
Minimum qualifications: Interest in HR (e.g. comp, talent, recruiting, org design, etc.)
Number of opportunities: 2 students
Compensation: TBD
Begin and end dates: After January 1, 2018


New York

Elderwood Administrative Services

Established in 1978, Elderwood has grown to become the largest network of rehabilitation, skilled nursing, assisted living and independent living communities in Western New York, with 17 facilities, 2,800 beds and 4,000 employees. Elderwood is well known to, and highly regarded by, the hospitals and physician groups in the communities that each location serves. The company continues an aggressive growth strategy through acquisition. Learn about us at www.elderwood.com

Career field: Human resources
Location: Buffalo, NY
On site or remote: Students will work on site, so they must have housing nearby
Job opportunity: You will be working in a team-oriented environment alongside the Corporate Human Resources Manager. You will be collaborating closely with a number of managers and must be flexible as this assignment has the potential to expand beyond the current scope. You will be offered the opportunity to work on an array of projects. Duties may include but are not limited to the following: • Review and update corporate wide job descriptions and ensure legal compliance standards are met. Work with internal managers to revise job descriptions on a department by department basis; conduct appropriate research; place revised job descriptions in new standardized format; include appropriate entity logos; and upload to the Applicant Tracking System. • Work with our Corporate HR Team on evaluating and updating corporate HR Policies and Procedures
Minimum qualifications: We are looking for assertive, energetic candidates with a proven ability to assist with high volume tasks with little supervision. This position requires attention to detail and excellent organizational and communication skills. A strong proficiency in Microsoft Word, and Excel is required.
Number of opportunities: 1 student
Compensation: $11.00/ Hr.
Begin and end dates: January 2 - 19


Society of Human Resource Management of Tompkins County (SHRMTC)

SHRMTC is an affiliate chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and is located in the Ithaca, NY area. Whether you are new to the HR field or have many years of experience, we are a local starting point for networking, information, professional development and continued support of excellence in Human Resources.

Career field: Human resources
Location: Ithaca, NY
On site or remote: Students will work on site, so they must have housing nearby
Job opportunity: SHRMTC is an affiliate chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and is located in the Ithaca, NY area. We are a local starting point for networking, information, professional development and continued support of excellence in Human Resources. Every other year, we sponsor a Professional Conference and are seeking a student to assist (and learn along the way) event and project planning, marketing, enrollment, RFPs and presenter confirmations, venue logistics, budgeting and communication. The Conference will be held on May 31, 2018 at Ithaca College.
Minimum qualifications: Skills and interest in event planning, project coordination and proficient computer skills a must! We are requesting the student be available to work with several committees in person (meetings in Ithaca, 50%), update project work with two coordinators (Diane and Stacie), work independently, communicate via Skype or Zoom (if needed) and student may conduct some of the work remotely.
Number of opportunities: 1 student
Compensation: In approval process - projecting a stipend of $600.00
Begin and end dates: Part time in Dec and Jan. SHRM TC would be open to continuing a few hours each week from Feb - May with attendance at the Conference if possible/available.


AWISCO

AWISCO is the leading distributor of Welding, Safety, Industrial Supplies and Industrial machinery in the Metro NY area. AWISCO operates out of 7 locations with the corporate headquarters in Maspeth NY.

Career field: Management consulting
Location: Maspeth, NY
On site or remote: Students will work on site, so they must have housing nearby
Job opportunity: AWISCO has been hosting WISP students for over 10 years. WISP students will typically work on compensation and HR related projects. This year the WISP students will also be looking at creating a bonus program for the outside salespeople and the branch managers.
Minimum qualifications: Basic knowledge of Excel is necessary.
Number of opportunities: 3 students
Compensation: $15.00 per hour
Begin and end dates: no preference
Date constraints: none


Alliance Bernstein

AB Bernstein is an asset manager and sell-side research organization. The WISP opportunity is within the sell-side unit, called Sanford Bernstein, working with the analyst that covers large-cap bank stocks.

Career field: Financial services
Location: New York, NY
On site or remote: Students will work on site, so they must have housing nearby
Job opportunity: * Assist the analyst and associates in analyzing bank stocks and the banking industry * work on earnings models and forecasts for large cap banks * work on research reports recommending large cap bank stocks, such as Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup and Bank of America.
Minimum qualifications: Good analytical and communication skills. Strong interest in financial markets, and the banking industry Location is midtown Manhattan
Number of opportunities: 1 student
Compensation: Approximately $25 per hour
Begin and end dates: Flexible from late December to late January
Date constraints: none


Directors Guild of America

Through the collective voice of more than 16,000 members that the DGA represents, the Directors Guild of America seeks to protect directorial teams' legal and artistic rights, contend for their creative freedom, and strengthen their ability to develop meaningful and credible careers. The DGA is an international labor organization that represents directors and members of the directorial team who work on feature films, television programs, commercials, documentaries, new media projects, and news and sports programs.

Career field: Labor / Social justice
Location: New York, NY
On site or remote: Students will work on site, so they must have housing nearby
Job opportunity: The intern will attend grievance and negotiation sessions with the Guild's executive staff and visit film and television sets with Guild Field Reps. They will assist in research and prep related to these matters.
Minimum qualifications: Interested applicants should have completed two years of coursework in collective bargaining, labor law and labor economics and should be interested in a career representing labor unions.
Number of opportunities: 1 student
Compensation: $550/week
Begin and end dates: Jan 2 - 19th
Date constraints: Office closed on Monday, January 1st.


Bloomberg LP

Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader, gives influential decision makers a critical edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. The company's strength, delivering data, news and analytics through innovative technology, quickly and accurately, is at the core of the Bloomberg Professional service, which provides real time financial information to more than 315,000 subscribers globally. Bloomberg¿s enterprise solutions build on the company;s core strength, leveraging technology to allow customers to access, integrate, distribute and manage data and information across organizations more efficiently and effectively. Through Bloomberg Law, Bloomberg Government, Bloomberg New Energy Finance and Bloomberg BNA, the company provides data, news and analytics to decision makers in industries beyond finance. And Bloomberg News, delivered through the Bloomberg Professional service, television, radio, mobile, the Internet and three magazines, Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Markets and Bloomberg Pursuits, covers the world with more than 2,400 news and multimedia professionals at more than 150 bureaus in 73 countries. Headquartered in New York, Bloomberg employs more than 15,000 people in 192 locations around the world.

Career field: Human resources
Location: New York , NY
On site or remote: Students will work on site, so they must have housing nearby
Job opportunity: Recruitment Coordination and Event Planning
Minimum qualifications: Current Sophomores or Juniors Legally Authorized to work in the US without visa sponsorship Flexibility to learn and grow in a fast-paced, client-focused, environment Multi-tasking skills and problem solving skills Excellent verbal and written communication skills A desire to be part of a team but also work independently Computer Skills: MS PPT, Excel, Word, Email Transportation: Location is accessible by public transportation
Number of opportunities: 1 student
Compensation: Hourly Wage
Begin and end dates: Jan 2 - Jan 23
Date constraints: Monday, Jan 15 - Martin Luther King Day is a Holiday


Proskauer Rose LLP

For over three quarters of a century, Proskauer’s Labor & Employment Law Department has been repeatedly recognized as one of the strongest in the world. During that time, we developed a reputation as tough, smart and effective management-side lawyers who developed their skills in the cauldron of New York, the most heavily unionized region in the nation. Today, with nearly 150 lawyers across the US, London and Paris, our Labor & Employment Law Department is ranked higher in more categories than any other practice of our kind in US Legal 500 and received similar rankings from Chambers USA and Chambers Europe. Dubbed a 'powerhouse' by Chambers USA and amazing strategists with fantastic technical know-how by Chamber's Europe, our representation of the world's major businesses, institutions and organizations combines advocacy on behalf of management with a real understanding of the needs and sensibilities of employees and labor, allowing us to negotiate and reach successful outcomes that fit the needs, and earn the respect, of both sides. We handle every type of matter imaginable and field experienced teams in over 15 distinct practice areas covering every aspect of labor and employment law. These groups represent a calculated strategy to allow for quick, efficient and knowledgeable representation, whatever a client's needs. Referral to the appropriate team, each staffed by a deep bench of lawyers, allows for maximum effectiveness in client service. Collectively, our lawyers have tried an extraordinary number of cases, but also have experience at the settlement table where our reputation as powerful litigators often stimulates a quick resolution.

Career field: Law
Location: New York , NY
On site or remote: Students will work on site, so they must have housing nearby
Job opportunity: Responsibilities in the past have included summarizing court depositions and hearing transcripts, legal research, helping put together training materials for clients, etc. Also shadowing opportunities have included attendance at labor negotiations, board meetings, court hearings, depositions, etc.
Minimum qualifications: The WISP interns chosen should have a working knowledge of all Microsoft Office Suite software programs, including Word and Outlook.
Number of opportunities: 3 students
Compensation: $13.00/hour
Begin and end dates: TBD


Putney, Twombly, Hall & Hirson LLP

Law Firm - the WISP position is in the management-side labor and employment law group

Career field: Law
Location: New York , NY
On site or remote: Students will work on site, so they must have housing nearby
Job opportunity: Assist attorneys
Minimum qualifications: Prefer a senior who intends on attending law school. We are accessible to public transportation (we are in midtown Manhattan).
Number of opportunities: 1 student
Compensation: $500/week
Begin and end dates: First two weeks of January


Univision Communications Inc

Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) has evolved into a top-tier multimedia company with 17 broadcast, cable and digital networks; 59 TV stations; 67 radio stations; online and mobile apps; products and content creation facilities. UCI focuses on delivering a branded experience everywhere its audience is, reaching 49 million unduplicated media consumers monthly across TV, Radio and Digital. As a mission-driven Company, UCI is committed to informing, entertaining and empowering Hispanic America.

Career field: Human resources
Location: New York , NY
On site or remote: Students will work on site, so they must have housing nearby
Job opportunity: This HR internship will be based in NYC and specifically assisting the HR function supporting the Corporate Function teams. - HR Analysis on turnover and recruitment data. Building a template/dashboard for ongoing communication and trends - Assist HR with rollout of performance management communication, training, and planning. - Assist with special project geared towards the beginning of the year planning and goal setting - Develop the communication and marketing plan for the spring Fall Work Study Program - Assist with the development of the Training and development program for Network Sales -
Minimum qualifications: • Must be a Junior, Senior, or MILR. • Must be able to easily navigate Excel, Powerpoint, Word, and Outlook • Must be able to provide their own transportation to/from work location (public transportation is accessible) • Must have excellent communication skills - as student will be asked to interact directly with the employees and staff • Must be willing to work at the UCI office in New York, NY • Must be willing to submit to a background investigation • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
Number of opportunities: 2 students
Compensation: $13/hour
Begin and end dates: January 2 - Jan 19, 2017 Preferred.
Date constraints: We prefer after the new year. We'll need to have a background check completed by mid December.


Ohio

Synchrony Financial

Who We Are At Synchrony Financial, we offer expertise, partnership and innovation to help businesses and customers achieve their unique ambitions. With over 84 years of experience, we are a leader in financing major consumer purchases and elective healthcare and the largest provider of private label credit cards in the United States based on purchase volume and receivables.* We are pioneers in the future of financing, dedicated to improving the success of every business and the quality of every life we touch. What We Do We offer customers the tools, technology, service and flexibility for all the ways they spend and save. Across numerous industries, we partner with businesses to offer financial expertise in areas including store credit cards, loyalty programs, analytics, marketing, in-store to mobile, and more. Both our mService and proprietary Digital Card offerings are industry leaders in mobile account service. Customers turn to our Synchrony Bank products for award-winning savings rates. With CareCredit®, we provide financing to health, wellness and beauty expenses. And with products and services to support goals of any size, we know how to move businesses and customers forward. How We Do It: First and foremost, we build relationships. We know that everyone’s ambition is unique, and that is why we are dedicated to immersing ourselves in our partners’ business to fully understand their customers, objectives, and challenges. Count on us to bring the new ideas, deep expertise, and innovative technology solutions the marketplace demands. Your customers are our customers, so we go the extra mile to earn their loyalty and stay a step ahead of their needs. Most importantly, we ask ourselves every day what we can bring to the table to bring you closer to achieving your ambition. Then, we do it. Our relationships are built for lasting success. Come see what we can do together.

Career field: Human resources
Location: Kettering, OH
On site or remote: Students will work on site, so they must have housing nearby
Job opportunity: Provide HR support to a variety of functions across our largest domestic Synchrony Financial Site.
Minimum qualifications: Housing will be provided, transportation required.
Number of opportunities: 2 students
Compensation: 18.00 / hour
Begin and end dates: January 8, 2018 - January 19, 2018.


Pennsylvania

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP

Morgan Lewis provides comprehensive litigation, corporate, finance, restructuring, employment and benefits, and intellectual property services, helping clients address and anticipate challenges across vast and rapidly changing landscapes. Our team encompasses more than 2,000 legal professionals, including lawyers, patent agents, employee benefits advisers, regulatory scientists, and other specialists. We harness our resources from strategic hubs of commerce, law, and government across our 29 offices in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

Career field: Law
Location: Philadelphia, PA
On site or remote: Students will work on site, so they must have housing nearby
Job opportunity: This unique internship for ILR juniors and seniors is designed by ILR alumni for those students who may be interested in a career in labor and employment law and will benefit from a practical overview of the labor and employment law field. We will select three students to work in Morgan Lewis’s Labor and Employment Practice in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., or New York City. Each applicant must specify his or her preferred location, in order of preference. The internship program includes: • Two-week paid internship ($500/week) • Introduction to attorneys who will provide overviews of practice areas, including: • Defense of individual and class action discrimination claims • Labor-management relations matters • Department of Labor regulatory issues • Wage and hour lawsuits, including nationwide collective actions • Employee benefits litigation • Immigration law • Employer training programs. Our three interns will spend their first day in Philadelphia receiving an overview of the various practice area specialties. The New York and Washington, D.C. interns will travel to Philadelphia by train accompanied by a Morgan Lewis attorney and will return home at the end of the day. The remaining portion of the internship program will involve a specific assignment dealing with timely legal issues as well as interaction with labor and employment attorneys in their offices, including “shadowing” where available.
Minimum qualifications: Microsoft Office. Morgan Lewis's offices (Philadelphia, Washington, DC, New York) are all accessible by public transportation.
Number of opportunities: 3 students
Compensation: $500 per week
Begin and end dates: January 8 - 19, 2018 (2 weeks)
Date constraints: Our office will be closed on Monday, January 15 for Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday.