Paid WISP Opportunities

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Connecticut

United Technologies Corporation

United Technologies Corporation (UTC), based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries worldwide. UTC has industry-leading global franchises in elevators, climate control, aerospace systems, jet engines, fire safety and electronic security, operating through four core segments – Otis, UTC Climate, Controls & Security, Pratt & Whitney, and UTC Aerospace Systems. In 2017, UTC was ranked among Barron’s World’s Most Respected Companies and Newsweek’s World’s Greenest Companies in 2016.

Career field: Human resources
Location: Farmington, CT
On site or remote: Students will work on site, so they must have housing nearby
Job opportunity: Analyze collective bargaining contract language across various locations and report out on findings. Provide data analytics support for projects as needed. Review and recommend edits to process guides and internal documents. Provide additional support to business units as needed.
Minimum qualifications: Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite of products including but not limited to Excel, Word, Powerpoint Coursework in Industrial and Labor Relations Personal transportation preferred as public transportation options are limited
Number of opportunities: 1 student
Compensation: $20/hr
Begin and end dates: December 18th to the 22nd, and January 2nd through the 12th.
Date constraints: Our offices are closed from December 25th until they reopen on January 2nd.


Legg Mason - FILLED

Your investment goals are why our family of independent affiliates is uniquely diversified. Your evolving preferences push us to deliver a powerful, expanded range of global investment solutions. Through more than 100 years of product innovation and resolute client service, we’ve become a world leader in asset management – serving individual and institutional investors across six continents.

Career field: Human resources
Location: Stamford, CT
On site or remote: Students will work on site, so they must have housing nearby
Job opportunity: Project: Research and Recommend Solutions on How to Measure Productivity in a Virtual World Business Problem: As we increasingly move to more flexible work arrangements which often results in remote working, working less conventional working hours or working in nonconventional work spaces, how do we help managers to manage creating the right balance of monitoring and accountability to enhance trust not erode it. How do we ensure that our employees are as productive as they can be? How do we measure the return on investment of our employee populations efforts? Key milestones: -Understand the business problem through a few key stakeholder meetings or a focus group -Research the challenges and solutions using secondary research -Come up with a suite of solutions considering ease of implementation including cost factors and change resistances, globally. Final Deliverable: -Presentation to HR management team and HRBPs -Communication materials for future discussions with stakeholders outside of HR and possible elevator pitch on preferred solutions The outcome of this project should make up part of the Workplace of the Future Work and inform skills training content for managers. There may possibly be a technology component to the solution.
Minimum qualifications: -Excellent research skills -Good project management skills -Ability to interact with all levels of the organization -Innovative thinker Legg Mason's Stamford office is located within walking distance of the Stamford Metro-North Transportation Center.
Number of opportunities: 1 student
Compensation: $12/hour
Begin and end dates: December 18-January 19
Date constraints: December 25-26


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 - FILLED

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


ILR Human Resources

Advancing organizational performance and HR best practices to foster the well-being of the ILR community

Career field: Human resources
Location: Ithaca, NY
On site or remote: Students will work on site, so they must have housing nearby
Job opportunity: Support presentations, data and analytics for the Workday Time Tracking implementation. Assist in preparation and logistics for ILR Brand of Leadership Course. Shadow Senior HR Business Partner and/or Assistant Dean in meetings. Other duties and assignments as required.
Minimum qualifications: proficientcy in excel highly desirable
Number of opportunities: 1 student
Compensation: 10.50
Begin and end dates: Just after Cornell winter break


 

AWISCO - FILLED

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 - FILLED

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


Berke-Weiss Law PLLC - FILLED

Berke-Weiss Law PLLC is a boutique law firm in midtown Manhattan, which focuses on all aspects of employment law, including negotiating employment contracts and severance agreements, providing advice and counsel on workplace policies and procedures, conducting workplace investigations and training, and litigating claims of sexual harassment, discrimination and wrongful termination, Family Medical Leave Act issues including pregnancy, and non-competition agreements, and wage-hour issues before federal and state courts and administrative agencies. Laurie Berke-Weiss, the principal of Berke-Weiss Law, is a graduate of Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations.

Career field: Law
Location: New York, NY
On site or remote: Students will work on site, so they must have housing nearby
Job opportunity: The intern will work closely with the firm's lawyers. Typical assignments may include creating and reviewing documents related to cases, utilizing Westlaw and the Internet for legal research, maintaining client and subject files, and interacting with clients.
Minimum qualifications: Some experience with legal research, ability to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously, and ability to maintain confidentiality concerning client matters is a must. We are located in Midtown Manhattan, at 950 Third Avenue, at the corner of 57th Street, near the 4, 5, 6, N, Q, R Lines. We also are a few blocks away from the E and M Lines. The closest parking garages are Rapid Parking at 153 East 57th Street, Icon Parking at 150 East 58th Street, and Central Parking at 220 East 58th Street.
Number of opportunities: 1 student
Compensation: $12.00/hour
Begin and end dates: January 2-19.
Date constraints: Monday, January 15 is MLK Day.


Directors Guild of America - FILLED

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.


Epstein Becker Green - FILLED

Epstein Becker Green is a law firm representing employers. The opportunity is with the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management Practice. The Firm is also proud to be a trusted advisor to clients in the health care, financial services, retail, and hospitality industries, among others, representing entities from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies. Understanding the complex evolution and critical trends within these industries enables Epstein Becker Green lawyers to provide clients with focused insight and deliver high-quality service and results. Epstein Becker Green has approximately 250 lawyers practicing in 10 offices throughout the United States: Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Newark, San Francisco, Stamford, and Washington, DC.

Career field: Law
Location: New York, NY
On site or remote: Students will work on site, so they must have housing nearby
Job opportunity: To be determined, but may include labor and employment law research.
Minimum qualifications: Personal transportation required to the New York office, located at 250 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10177.
Number of opportunities: 1 student
Compensation: $400 stipend
Begin and end dates: Student may begin January 2nd or 9th and then end two weeks after start date – generally flexible.


Pechman Law Group PLLC

Pechman Group PLLC concentrates on labor and employment matters, including litigation in federal and state courts and administrative agencies.

Career field: Law
Location: New York, NY
On site or remote: Students will work on site, so they must have housing nearby
Job opportunity: The intern will work closely with the firm's lawyers and paralegals. Typical assignments may include creating and reviewing documents related to cases, utilizing LexisNexis and the Internet for legal research, maintaining client and subject files, interacting with clients, and attending depositions or court appearances when appropriate.
Minimum qualifications: Spanish language skills required. Some experience with legal research, ability to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously, and ability to maintain confidentiality concerning client matters is a must. Our office is accessible by public transportation.
Number of opportunities: 1 student
Compensation: $10/hour
Begin and end dates: January 1, 2018 - January 23, 2018


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 17 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 - FILLED

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

Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF) is one of the nation's premier consumer financial services companies. ... Synchrony Financial offers private label and co-branded Dual Cardâ„¢ credit cards, promotional financing and installment lending, loyalty programs and FDIC-insured savings products through Synchrony Bank.

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

Glenmede

A history of stability, an independent spirit and a creative mentality. What sets Glenmede apart is what defines us as an organization. We are a company of reliable stewards who seek to provide innovative solutions and the highest level of investment and wealth management services to serve the best interests of our clients: individuals, families, endowments, foundations, institutional investors and consultants throughout the United States. With offices in Philadelphia, Cleveland, Morristown, New York, Princeton, Washington, DC and Wilmington, Glenmede is small enough to provide highly personalized service and yet, with $37 billion in assets under management, large enough to provide access to a wide range of asset classes and world-class financial advice. Private ownership lets us take a long-term investment view and supports our commitment to organizational and staff stability. Our independence also allows us to singularly focus on what we do best—deliver the highest standard of personalized service and thoughtful advice.

Career field: Financial services
Location: Philadelphia, PA
On site or remote: Students will work on site, so they must have housing nearby
Job opportunity: Glenmede is seeking assistance in our Human Resources department. The assignment will be creating interview guides for positions in five different business segments. Upon completion of this assignment the incumbent will create standard job descriptions for our most utilized positions. This will take between 3-4 weeks to complete.
Minimum qualifications: The student must be able to work in Center City during business hours Monday through Friday.
Number of opportunities: 1 student
Compensation: $20.00 per hour
Begin and end dates: Flexible December-February (off for major holidays)


Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP - FILLED

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.