Cornell University

Office of Career Services

201 Ives Hall, 607-255-7816


A student speaks with a recruiter at an ILR Career FairThe Winter Intersession Program (WISP) provides an opportunity for sophomores, juniors, seniors, and first-year MILRs to develop on-the-job experience through a short-term assignment with a project sponsor. Unpaid opportunities allow students to select a project rather than go through a screening process by the sponsor. This enables a student with relatively little formal employment history to gain valuable experience and to prove his or her abilities on-the-job.  There are also paid opportunities to which students may apply; sponsors select interns as they would in any job search.

WISP projects are available in a variety of career fields and organizations, including the corporate, non-profit, labor, and government sectors. Specific sponsors and project assignments will vary from year to year. Click here to review this year's sponsors and opportunities. 

STUDENTS: The deadline to register for WISP is Monday, September 22 at 12 p.m.  In order to participate, you must attend an information session; check your email for details on where and when these are offered.

Contact Information

For more information on the Winter Intersession Program, please contact the WISP coordinator at or 607-255-7816.

For Employers

To become a sponsor, please fill out the sponsorship form.