Cornell University

Credit Internship Program

119 Ives Hall, 607-255-2266

Contact Information

ILR Off-Campus Credit Programs
ILR School
Cornell University
119 Ives Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Ph: (607) 255-2266
Fax: (607) 255-0107
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The ILR Credit Intern Experience

The ILR Credit Internship Program affords qualified ILR juniors and seniors the unique opportunity to gain significant professional experience while also receiving a full semester’s credit.  Approved students are eligible to undertake internships in a wide-range of organizations from trade unions and large corporations, to government agencies, labor & employment law firms, and non-profits.  Students intern across the U.S. and around the world.  View student profiles for more information.

Events - Fall 2014

  • Thursday, October 2- GE Corporate Information Session, 112 Ives Hall, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Friday, October 3 – Deadline for submission of Internship Applications for spring 2015.  Note: Some internships, because of sponsor requirements or scheduled interviews, may have a different deadline. Check bulletin board announcements posted outside of 119 Ives Hall.
  • Monday, October 6–Interviewing via Phone/Skype:Nuances You Need to Know, ILR Career Services, 105 Ives Hall, 4:30pm.
  • October 6-10– Students make site selections and file requests by emailing a list of 5 sites they are interested in applying for with managing Director Brigid Beachler at or program Coordinator Miguelina Tabar at by Friday, October 10th. 
    Students can review sponsor lists on computers in 119 or 121 Ives Hall or online using Sharepoint. Please request access to Sharepoint from Brigid Beachler or Miguelina Tabar.
  • Wednesday, October 8–Orientation for admitted students –  116 Ives Hall, 4:30pm. We will discuss the recruitment and interview process, professional etiquette and programmatic questions.
  • Monday, October 15– Applications of students who have been approved will be forwarded to internship site sponsors with a request that they notify us within six weeks regarding their selections of students for available assignments.
  • Thursday, October 20 –ILR Career Fair Preparation – The office of Career Services will offer important hints and tips for making the most of your Career Fair experience.
  • Tuesday, October 22 – ILR Career Fair – The 27th Annual ILR Career Fair focuses on corporate human resources, labor relations, HR consulting, and other opportunities.  The Career Fair will be held in the Carrier Ballroom of the Statler Hotel from 10am-3pm.Professional dress please.
  • Wednesday, October 29–Intern Mix and Mingle: Join former ILR Credit Interns for pizza & wings to discuss the internship program.Ask questions, get advice on specific internships, and hear more about the experiences of former interns. 116 Ives Hall, 5-6:30pm.
  • Friday, November 14 – ILR Labor Roundtable –The 12th Annual ILR Labor Roundtable focuses on careers and internship opportunities in the union movement and in social justice organizations. The Roundtable will be held in the Carrier Ballroom, Statler Hotel, 1-5pm. Pre-registration is required.
  • Wednesday, November 19 – Make the Most of Your Credit Internship Meeting:This meeting will provide you with important tips and advice on how to be successful in your internship, manage expectations, professionalism, and how to best deal with problems that may arise. This session is MANDATORY and will be held in 105 Ives Hall, 4:30pm.
  • Tuesday, December 9MANDATORY Orientation Session for all spring 2015 interns. 116 Ives Hall, 4:30pm.

    The schedule established requires that students interested in internships for spring 2015 submit applications and make choices about internship sites of interest to them early in the semester.This process will leave the last half of the semester to complete the student-site matching process and the interviews and visits often necessary to finalize decisions regarding placements.Under School policy, intern applications cannot be referred to site sponsors until they have been approved.Students who miss the application deadline will fall behind in the process and may have to settle for whatever sites are still available.

    Students who apply on schedule and select five sites will still be eligible to apply for any new internships offered after October 6th provided they have not already accepted an existing intern position. Announcements of new internship opportunities will be posted on the Internship Bulletin Board outside of 119 Ives Hall and on the internship website: and on the Credit Internship Facebook page:



0347_11_002New!  Click here  to read an interview with Professor Sam Bacharch for his thoughts on teaching a leadership course for NYC-based credit interns and his efforts at providing outstanding mentorship for students. 

Library Resources

The Catherwood Library has put together several new options for library access for off-campus ILR credit interns. More information can be found here.