Cornell University

Office of Student Services

101 Ives Hall, 607-255-2223 or 607-255-1515

Credit Internships

Students attending the ILR Career FairThe term "internship" is used to describe a variety of experiences, some of which will be for academic credit and under the supervision of a faculty sponsor, while another opportunity may be for pay or professional experience during the summer. Questions regarding internships can be directed to the Office of Student Services, the Office of Career Services (summer opportunities), or Brigid Beachler (ILR credit internship program).

Credit Internship Program

The ILR Credit Internship Program affords our advanced undergraduates (Juniors & Seniors) opportunities to enhance their understanding of the field of industrial and labor relations by working for a semester (approximately 15 weeks) in one of the professional careers it encompasses. The Credit Internship Program operates both domestically and internationally, from Washington, DC, New York City and Los Angeles to Geneva, London, Bangalore & Beijing among many other locations. For more information, please visit ILR’s Off-Campus Programs office in 119 Ives Hall and the ILR Credit Internship web site. You are also welcome to email Brigid Beachler, Assistant Director of Off-Campus Programs at

Programs in Washington

Interns work approximately 30 hours per week for the 15 weeks of the semester, in ILR related organizations approved by the ILR faculty. Students are also required to complete a comprehensive research project related to their internship which is graded by their ILR faculty supervisor. Students will receive between 12 and 16 hours of ILR general elective credit for the successful completion of their internship. Internships are located around the country and internationally.

Global Service Learning

The ILR International Programs Office affords students the opportunity to seek a global service learning experience over the summer through an established partnership in India.  You can find out more about the program at: