ILR Credit Internship Program

ILR Credit Internship Program

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. In operation for nearly forty years, the ILR Credit Internship Program is widely recognized in the United States as the most successful of its type. The program was created by the faculty of the ILR School to afford our advanced undergraduates, juniors and seniors, opportunities to enhance their understanding of the field of industrial and labor relations by working for a semester (approximately 14 weeks), in one of the professional careers it encompasses. Students intern across the U.S. and around the world. View student profiles for more information.

Announcements


New! Read an interview with Professor Sam Bacharach (PDF, 361 KB) 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.

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ILR Credit Internship Profiles

Jennifer Gaudette, BSILR '16

experience report / credit internship

Jennifer Gaudette, BSILR '16

I had various internship projects over the course of the semester. These projects related to Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace in regard to Transgender employees and parental, legal matters as well as correctly applying federal, state, and local law to the company’s policies, and researching best practices in the industry and how to apply them to the company.

Neha Dutta, BSILR '16

experience report / credit internship

Neha Dutta

Much of my time was spent gathering and analyzing data from Workday, a global HRIS system. I was given a great amount of responsibility and felt that my opinion and perspective were valued at team meetings. Based on the analysis, my team presented a set of recommendations to senior HR leadership; ultimately the proposal passed and Phase Two of the project was initiated (just as I was wrapping up my internship).

Wyatt Nelson, BSILR'16

experience report / credit internship

I worked at the American Federation of Teachers in Washington DC for four months during my Junior year. The experience of working at an activist labor union was incredible. I've spent a lot of time studying the labor movement at the ILR School, but the AFT gave me the chance to understand the challenges confronting the labor movement from a new and hands-on perspective. Also, at AFT I used data analysis skills that I learned in my ILR statistics courses and in labor market research I conducted with ILR faculty.