Unpaid WISP Opportunities

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Goshaba - FILLED

We are a technology startup and develop in-house innovative recruiting tools. We use big data, cognitive science, gamification and breakthrough technology. On the candidate side, the application process is easy, fun and ensures that they get the job they want that matches their skills and personality. On the recruiter side, our tool ensures hassle-free and low risk recruiting. Using our cutting-edge selection technology, companies recruit the right person for the right job. We significantly decrease the risk of hiring failure.

Career field: HR Consulting
Location:
On site or remote: Students must work remotely
Job opportunity: Your role will be to develop personality questionnaires for us. This entails reading a number of scientific articles in psychology and organizational behavior (we will help you with selecting the relevant papers) and extract the questionnaires from these papers. You will create a tally of all the questionnaires you find and evaluate, for each one, the pros and cons of using these questionnaires for recruiting. You will then select the best questionnaires and implement them with an online survey tool we will provide you.
Minimum qualifications: Computer literacy (MS Office, Google tools, excel skills) Ability to read and extract useful information from scientific papers Recruiting knowledge, particularly regarding the soft skills needed for success in specific jobs Understanding of statistics
Number of opportunities: 2 students
Compensation:
Begin and end dates: Flexible
Date constraints: NA


MicroCapital - FILLED

We report news on international microfinance. All work is to be performed remotely.

Career field: Labor / Social justice
Location:
On site or remote: Students must work remotely
Job opportunity: Update website entries on organizations providing services to help poor people build businesses.
Minimum qualifications: Excellent English. High level of confidence with computer systems.
Number of opportunities: 1 student
Compensation:
Begin and end dates: Flexible
Date constraints: Flexible


Yorango, Inc. - FILLED

Yorango is a startup company that builds software to simplify rental. We have 3 core products: a listings platform (www.yorango.com) that serves over 5,700 student renters in the Ithaca area, a property management Software-as-a-Service bringing organization and efficiency to SMB landlords and property managers, and the Yorango Housing Network, which vets brokers and realtors nationwide and connects them with graduating students.

Career field: Marketing
Location:
On site or remote: Students must work remotely
Job opportunity: Projects will vary based on company needs at the time, but could include lead generation and qualification, social media and digital marketing, campaign development and execution for physical marketing campaigns, product testing and management, HR policy planning, research, customer relationship management or analysis of new markets or product concepts.
Minimum qualifications: Students should be interested in some combination of entrepreneurship, sales/business development, real estate, technology, marketing, product management and management consulting. Strong communication skills are a must. Students should plan to work remotely, but there may be limited opportunities for on-site engagement.
Number of opportunities: More than 10
Compensation:
Begin and end dates: Any, but must be able to commit at least 10 full workdays.
Date constraints:


Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence

Founded in the wake of the July 1, 1993, assault weapon massacre at 101 California Street in San Francisco that left eight dead and six wounded, the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence is now the premier resource for legal expertise and information regarding state and federal firearms laws. Made up of the foremost gun law attorneys in the nation, the Law Center tracks and analyzes firearms legislation in all 50 states, files amicus briefs in critical Second Amendment cases across the country, and works with lawmakers and advocates to craft and promote legislation that will reduce gun violence and save lives. We regularly partner with other nonprofit organizations dedicated to combating the epidemic of gun violence in our country, and we invite you to explore our website, smartgunlaws.org, and to follow us on Twitter at @smartgunlaws to learn more about our work and deepen your knowledge about gun laws in America.

Career field: Nonprofit
Location: San Francisco, CA
On site or remote: Students will work on site, so they must have housing nearby
Job opportunity: We'll have projects that touch on media relations, fundraising, data analytics, graphic design, social media and marketing/communications.
Minimum qualifications: Students will need to be in our downtown San Francisco office, and their own computer.
Number of opportunities: 3 students
Compensation:
Begin and end dates: Monday, December 21 - Friday, January 22
Date constraints: Offices are closed on the 23rd and 26th of December, and the 2nd of January.


NLRB - Region 13 Chicago - FILLED

The National Labor Relations Board is an independent federal agency vested with the power to safeguard employees' rights to organize and to determine whether to have unions as their bargaining representative. The agency also acts to prevent and remedy unfair labor practices committed by private sector employers and unions.

Career field: Government
Location: Chicago, IL
On site or remote: Students will work on site, so they must have housing nearby
Job opportunity: Student will learn about the two primary components of the NLRB attorney position: investigating unfair labor practices and election matters. Student will observe affidavits, elections, and trials if any are scheduled. Student will prepare a mock report on a real-life closed case and make a presentation to management as to whether the NLRA was violated.
Minimum qualifications: Labor Law (high encouraged). Office can be reached by train or bus.
Number of opportunities: 1 student
Compensation:
Begin and end dates: December 19 - December 23
Date constraints:


Massachusetts Department of Labor Relations/Commonwealth Employment Relations Board - FILLED

The Department of Labor Relations (DLR) is the state equivalent of the NLRB. It administers and enforces Massachusetts’ collective bargaining laws. The Commonwealth Employment Relations Board (CERB) is the body within the DLR responsible for adjudicatory matters. The DLR employs attorneys, mediators and arbitrators. The attorneys investigate charges of prohibited practice, representation matters and conduct hearings. The arbitrators hear both interest and grievance arbitrations. The mediators mediate prohibited practice charges, labor contracts and grievances. The CERB decides appeals of hearing officer decisions and dismissals and determines appropriate bargaining units in representation and unit clarification matters. The Chief Counsel to the Board reviews litigates appeals of CERB decisions to the state Appeals Court.

Career field: quasi-judicial
Location: Boston , MA
On site or remote: Students will work on site, so they must have housing nearby
Job opportunity: Assisting CERB in analyzing appeals of dismissals of charges; Assisting investigators and hearing officers in drafting and compiling facts of cases; drafting follow-up dismissal letters or complaints. The WISP may also be given legal research assignments. There will be multiple opportunities to observe in-person investigations, mediations, hearings and arbitrations. The WISP student will also do broad data analysis.
Minimum qualifications: Coursework: Students must have taken and received a passing grade in Labor law and Collective Bargaining and have experience researching and writing legal memoranda. The DLR will not accept any student who does not meet these requirements. Coursework in public sector collective bargaining, employment law, and labor arbitration strongly preferred. Other requirements: Excellent writing skills.
Number of opportunities: 1 student
Compensation:
Begin and end dates: Flexible
Date constraints:


KPMG LLP - FILLED

KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory services firm, operates from 87 offices with more than 23,000 employees and partners throughout the U.S. Our purpose is to turn knowledge into value for the benefit of our clients, our people, and the capital markets. KPMG follows an Employer of Choice culture and is ranked in Fortune's and Working Mother's top 100 companies to work for in the US.

Career field: Human resources
Location: Montvale, NJ
On site or remote: Students will work on site, so they must have housing nearby
Job opportunity: Analyze and provide recommendations for Employer of Choice initiatives based on Work Environment Surveys. Tailored informational interviews with various HR departments based on student's interest. Learn about HR Technology and Standard Operating Procedures that support and streamline HR operations. Over a two-week period – 3 visits to the office and some prep work that can be done from home; the days do not need to be consecutive. o Day One: Meet my team, lunch with the group, overview of the project – analyzing results and comments from our Employee Engagement Survey o Second Visit: Along with the FEX intern, meet with various HR leaders o Third Visit: Present a PowerPoint to my team and other HR leaders on the results of their review of our Employee Engagement Survey
Minimum qualifications: Request basic Excel and Word knowledge. PowerPoint is a plus. Montvale can be accessed via public transportation from NYC. Otherwise, personal transportation is recommended.
Number of opportunities: 1 student
Compensation:
Begin and end dates: Jan 3rd to Jan 18th
Date constraints:


Massachusetts Department of Labor Relations/Commonwealth Employment Relations Board

The Department of Labor Relations (DLR) is the state equivalent of the NLRB. It administers and enforces Massachusetts’ collective bargaining laws. The Commonwealth Employment Relations Board (CERB) is the body within the DLR responsible for adjudicatory matters. The DLR employs attorneys, mediators and arbitrators. The attorneys investigate charges of prohibited practice, representation matters and conduct hearings. The arbitrators hear both interest and grievance arbitrations. The mediators mediate prohibited practice charges, labor contracts and grievances. The CERB decides appeals of hearing officer decisions and dismissals and determines appropriate bargaining units in representation and unit clarification matters. The Chief Counsel to the Board reviews litigates appeals of CERB decisions to the state Appeals Court.

Career field: quasi-judicial
Location: Boston , NY
On site or remote: Students will work on site, so they must have housing nearby
Job opportunity: Assisting CERB in analyzing appeals of dismissals of charges; Assisting investigators and hearing officers in drafting and compiling facts of cases; drafting follow-up dismissal letters or complaints. The WISP may also be given legal research assignments. There will be multiple opportunities to observe in-person investigations, mediations, hearings and arbitrations. The WISP student will also do broad data analysis.
Minimum qualifications: Coursework: Students must have taken and received a passing grade in Labor law and Collective Bargaining and have experience researching and writing legal memoranda. The DLR will not accept any student who does not meet these requirements. Coursework in public sector collective bargaining, employment law, and labor arbitration strongly preferred. Other requirements: Excellent writing skills.
Number of opportunities: 1 student
Compensation:
Begin and end dates: Flexible
Date constraints:


Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center

Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center is a 303-bed acute care community teaching hospital and 466-bed long-term care facility located in the neighborhood of East Flatbush in Brooklyn, New York. The Medical Center hospital is located on an over 8-acre campus ripe for development to address future healthcare needs of the community. The Medical Center has received multiple national awards and recognition for its quality and safety and patient centered approach to care and is a pillar in the community, serving a diverse population from a wide range of ethnic backgrounds. Kingsbrook is accredited by the Joint Commission and is a not-for-profit member of both the Greater New York Hospital Association and the Healthcare Association of New York State.

Career field: Human resources
Location: Brooklyn, NY
On site or remote: Students will work on site, so they must have housing nearby
Job opportunity: Sourcing candidates on job boards and via social networking sites Maintaining ATS (TALEO) and interview KPIs Working with Talent Acquisition team on compiling applications and necessary tasks as needed Identifying new resources to post positions and identify candidates Assisting in building out internal candidate database
Minimum qualifications: Effective project management skills are necessary Computer skills to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and email Self motivated, ability to multi- task, problem solving skills, initiative, drive, common sense, creativity and flexibility are essential Knowledge of staffing and general HR policies a plus Attention to detail Excellent communication skills
Number of opportunities: 2 students
Compensation:
Begin and end dates: Monday, December 19th - Friday, January 20th
Date constraints:


Greene County

A local government entity in upstate New York, Greene County is a short drive to New York State’s Capital District and, with the New York State Thruway running through the eastern edge of the county, is only two hours north of New York City.

Career field: Human resources
Location: Catskill, NY
On site or remote: Students will work on site, so they must have housing nearby
Job opportunity: The purpose of this opportunity is to provide the student with a productive learning experience with the County. Tasks will be primarily related to employee benefits changes scheduled to take place in January, although it is expected the student will be exposed to the employee and labor relations function, as well. Greene County has six bargaining units, half of which are currently in contract negotiations.
Minimum qualifications: Candidates should be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel, and have an interest in gaining experience in a local government setting. Please note, our job site is not accessible by public transportation.
Number of opportunities: 1 student
Compensation:
Begin and end dates: Open to discussion.
Date constraints: Any week except December 25, 2016 - January 2, 2017.


Sanders & Sanders - FILLED

law office

Career field: Law
Location: Cheektowaga, NY
On site or remote: Students will work on site, so they must have housing nearby
Job opportunity: Preparation of documents for upcoming trial
Minimum qualifications: Ability to use Word. Public transportation is available, but personal transportation to office would likely be better. We will provide transportation to court, etc. during the day as needed.
Number of opportunities: 1 student
Compensation:
Begin and end dates: Dates flexible, two week commitment, student need not work consecutive days.
Date constraints:


Carrier - FILLED

Carrier is the world leader in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions. We have of a history of more than 100 years of proven innovation. We solve problems on a global level, and our innovations drive new industries. It is why our products and services are trusted in every corner of the world – and why you can feel good about trusting us in your corner of it.

Career field: Human resources
Location: East Syracuse , NY
On site or remote: Students will work on site, so they must have housing nearby
Job opportunity: Student will have the opportunity to job shadow several Human Resources Managers. They will observe human resources ever-changing day-to-day tasks and receive a tour of the campus. Their experience may include sitting in on staffing activities, annual compensation and performance management processes, labor relations activities, and direct interaction with employees and management.
Minimum qualifications: Student will be job shadowing several HR Managers on the Syracuse Carrier campus to get a first-hand look at what they have learned in the classroom and will not be performing project work during their experience. This experience is not a "job" and is to the sole benefit of the student. The student will not be entitled to wages for the time spent at Carrier. The student will be expected to follow all of Carrier's Policies and Procedures. The student must be currently enrolled in and a full-time student in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University. Must have reliable transportation.
Number of opportunities: 1 student
Compensation:
Begin and end dates: 1 week, week of January 9, 2017. Not flexible.
Date constraints:


Alternatives Federal Credit Union - FILLED

We are a certified Community Development Financial Institution Our mission is "To build wealth and create economic opportunity for underserved people and communities." We offer a full range of financial products plus programs and services to help people move towards asset ownership.

Career field: Labor / Social justice
Location: Ithaca, NY
On site or remote: Students can work on site if they have housing nearby, but otherwise this can be a remote-only opportunity
Job opportunity: The primary responsibility is to help determine what it costs to live in Tompkins County and to update the numbers for our bi-annual Living Wage Survey including the cost of housing, transportation, healthcare and other necessities, as well as a modest allowance for recreation and saving. Visit the Living Wage Study page of our website at http://www.alternatives.org/livable.html.
Minimum qualifications: Excellent written and spoken English skills; Microsoft Office skills particularly Word and Excel; excellent organizational skills; attention to detail, good research skills including willingness to make phone calls. Alternatives FCU is on Fulton Street, across from the Greyhound bus terminal between State St. and Seneca St. where local buses also stop.
Number of opportunities: 1 student
Compensation:
Begin and end dates: Student is free to work anytime during the internship period
Date constraints: Because the intern can work remotely, there are no constraints. The credit union will be closed for the following holiday dates: Monday, December 26, Monday, January 2, Monday, January 16.


Cornell University - FILLED

Workforce Policy and Labor Relations is responsible for administering all of the employee and labor relations matters at Cornell University.

Career field: Labor relations
Location: Ithaca, NY
On site or remote: Students can work on site if they have housing nearby, but otherwise this can be a remote-only opportunity
Job opportunity: I have a research project on the current market standing of Cornell employees represented by the UAW. The research will include wage and benefit data, and a general summary of a comparison of Cornell UAW employees v. employees holding similar jobs in Tompkins County, NY.
Minimum qualifications: The student should have competent research skills using DOL/ BLS data bases; some knowledge of data analysis, making economic comparisons, relevant factors in a market analysis.
Number of opportunities: 1 student
Compensation:
Begin and end dates: 1/1/2017
Date constraints:


Vengo - FILLED

Vengo is a software and media platform changing the way physical products are marketed.

Career field: Entrepreneurship
Location: Long Island City, NY
On site or remote: Students will work on site, so they must have housing nearby
Job opportunity: Work with business development and marketing team to help grow our network.
Minimum qualifications: - Access to E/M/7 train - Proficient in MS Office Suite
Number of opportunities: 1 student
Compensation:
Begin and end dates: Monday, December 19th - Friday, January 20th
Date constraints: Direct supervisor will be out office for a couple of days during the opportunity - there will be other supervision during this time


Handy Technologies, Inc. - FILLED

At Handy we're on a mission to change the way the world buys home services. Every day, we connect our customers with great home service professionals by leveraging innovative technology, operations, and marketing. We strive to make our customers' lives a little bit easier, while simultaneously helping hundreds of our service providers increase their earning potential. Handy is growing rapidly and expanding its services all across the country…but we’ve still got a long way to go. We’re looking for great people to join our team and take us to the next step.

Career field: Law
Location: New York, NY
On site or remote: Students will work on site, so they must have housing nearby
Job opportunity: - Develop internal process for managing and responding to income withholding orders ("IWO"") and help to respond to outstanding IWOS. - Participate in responding to subpoenas and/or responding to unemployment insurance claims; - Help develop contract m
Minimum qualifications: Location is accessible via the subway. Willingness to learn and eager to take on and "own" projects in a rapidly expanding start-up.
Number of opportunities: 1 student
Compensation:
Begin and end dates: Flexible.
Date constraints: N/A.


HULEDET - FILLED

HULEDET celebrates consumers birthdays with free gifts from local and national companies.

Career field: Marketing
Location: New York, NY
On site or remote: Students will work on site, so they must have housing nearby
Job opportunity: Students will be expected to work on subscriber growth strategies, with a particular focus on social media.
Minimum qualifications: Any students may apply!
Number of opportunities: 2 students
Compensation:
Begin and end dates: Any
Date constraints:


New York Center for Law and Justice - FILLED

Civil rights organization dedicated to advancing legal services and civil rights for the deaf and hard of communities. See website lawjusticecenter.org.

Career field: Nonprofit/law
Location: New York, NY
On site or remote: Students will work on site, so they must have housing nearby
Job opportunity: Interns will explore with the executive director new avenues for public interest work for the law center, and assist with existing legal services and civil rights cases. Students will work with the executive director to litigate disability matters that seek to create language access for the deaf community. Students will also work with our staff attorney on legal services matters.
Minimum qualifications: Take 1, 2, 3 subway to 72 Street Stop.
Number of opportunities: 2 students
Compensation:
Begin and end dates: 1-2 weeks, negotiable on dates.
Date constraints: Closed for the holidays


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 Network Ad Sales team and possible other teams. - HR Analysis on turnover and recruitment data and building a template/dashboard for ongoing communication and trends for sales - Assist HR with rollout of performance management communication, training, and planning. - Develop the communication and marketing plan to roll out a Sales/Mgmt Training calendar in 2017 - Assist with special project geared towards the end of the year planning - possible support to other Corporate Function HR teams.
Minimum qualifications: - Energetic self-starter with excellent verbal and written communication skills - Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite programs: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook - Must be willing to work from offices in New York, NY
Number of opportunities: 2 students
Compensation:
Begin and end dates: January 3 - Jan 20, 2017 Preferred. Open to them starting week between xmas and new years 12/27-30.
Date constraints: Week between Xmas and new year is pretty light, so while we will be working, I think the intern would not be exposed to the company culture and dynamics as much. The best time is after new year when things are buzzing again.


Better Business Bureau of Eastern PA

The BBB provides dispute resolution and information services to consumers and businesses in an effort to create a more trustworthy marketplace. Among other things, the BBB publishes business reviews, investigative information and provides arbitration and conciliation services to consumers and businesses that cannot reconcile their differences. On rarre occasions, we provide formal mediation services.

Career field: Nonprofit
Location: Philadelphia, PA
On site or remote: Students will work on site, so they must have housing nearby
Job opportunity: Investigate companies' business practices, observe arbitrations when they arise, identify and explain government actions in business reviews for consuming public
Minimum qualifications: Ability to work in a database. Flexibility with ever changing needs of organization. Public transit is easily accessible and the BBB will pay for your pass.
Number of opportunities: 1 student
Compensation:
Begin and end dates: Jan. 3rd - 20th
Date constraints: