Fellowships

Research Opportunities in Ithaca, NY

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Academic Year Research Fellows

Academic Research Fellows will have the opportunity to serve as research assistants for faculty members during the academic year. Students participating in this program will be paid per hour up to a maximum rate per semester. Awards will be made on a one semester basis with renewal possible for the second semester. (A student may not earn credit for the project during the period he or she is being paid as a research assistant.)

Summer Research Fellows

Summer Research Fellows will have the opportunity to engage in independent research under faculty members' guidance or serve as research assistants for faculty members during the summer. Students participating in this program will receive summer stipends to cover living expenses during a 10-week period and the summer self-help component of financial aid packages.

Research Opportunities in New York City

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ILR Executive Education in NYC

Executive Education department is providing a research fellowship for summer 2018 in New York City.

Corporate Global Human Resource Learning Program Design Support - The Summer Fellow will conduct research and assist faculty and staff in an information discovery process that will inform the design of a customized global human resource learning and development program. This program will be delivered for a US-based leading multinational medical device company in the fall of 2018. The program will help build the strategic human resource and business acumen capability of the organization’s human resource professionals.  The discovery work will involve analyzing content input from interviews with subject matter experts within that client organization, as well as Cornell ILR and SC Johnson Business School.

This is a paid, full-time fellowship in NYC beginning June 4, 2018 through the end of July 2018.  Students are responsible for their housing accommodations in New York City.

 

Labor & Employment Law Program (NYC)

The following opportunities will be offered in Summer 2018 in New York City:

ADA and Title VII Remedies: Do They Work? - Using a protocol developed by the Labor and Employment Law Program and the ILR Web Team, and reviewed by ADA and Title VII lawyers and scholars, research fellows will work as part of a team of ILR staff and faculty and employment lawyers to develop and add to database repositories of existing consent decrees and court decisions. Work includes researching multiple sources to find additional consent decrees and cases for inclusion, analyzing and categorizing consent decrees and cases, and working with attorneys and scholars to test and revise protocols and instructions.  Students are responsible for their housing accommodations in New York City.

Criminal Records Discrimination in Employment - A research fellow is needed to work as part of a team of ILR staff to provide research for an up-to-date database of federal, state, and local laws on the employment rights of people with criminal records.  Additional projects also may include providing background research for roundtable discussions, forums, and/or conferences for employers, advocates, and policy makers to discuss issues involved in employment discrimination of people with criminal records and determing best practices for increasing employment opportunities for people who have been involved in the criminal justice system.  Students are responsible for their housing accommodations in New York City.

 

Scheinman Institute in NYC

The Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution is part of the ILR School, Extension and Outreach Division in both NYC and Ithaca. The Scheinman Institute provides undergraduate and graduate education and interdisciplinary research focused on conflict resolution in the workplace. The institute’s NYC extension division primary work is delivering training programs for professional development.

Current Trends and Organizational Practices in Employment -The Summer Research Fellow will conduct research and assist Extension faculty.  This is a paid, full-time fellowship in NYC and will last approximately 8 weeks from June through the end of July 2018. Students are responsible for their housing accommodations in New York City.

For more information and application refer to 2018 NYC Summer Felowship_Scheinman Institute.docx (DOCX, 41 KB). (DOCX, 28 KB)

 

Worker Institute Summer Fellowships (available in NYC)

At its heart, the Worker Institute views its work as a contribution to reversing the growing inequality, now at historic levels, which undermines the economic and social sustainability of a vibrant democratic society.  The Institute provides the nation’s most comprehensive education, training, research, and organizational support for union leaders and worker advocates.  Worker Institute research fellows will have the opportunity to work directly with ILR labor extension faculty based in NYC. 

The fellowship program’s goal is to provide ILR students with a unique opportunity to contribute to important projects concerning workers and unions, expand their research skills, learn about potential career paths and interact with faculty, labor leaders and other fellows.

This is a paid, full-time fellowship in NYC.  Students are responsible for their housing accommodations in New York City. Worker Institute Summer Fellows Description and Application Updated (DOCX, 84 KB)

 

K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability (available in NYC)

Intersectionality of Justice-Involved Youth, Disability, and Rehabilitation - The Summer Fellow will focus on the convergence of U.S. incarceration issues and disability, with emphasis on employment barriers for juvenile justice-involved youth.  In collaboration with Yang-Tan Institute faculty, the fellow will conduct a comprehensive review of the literature in four areas: (1) overlap of disability issues and incarceration risk factors (e.g., educational/employment barriers); (2) experience of disability in the incarceration setting; (3) youth and juvenile justice-specific issues; and (4) opportunities for inter-sectional thinking in rehabilitation practices and frameworks (e.g., vocational rehabilitation).

As an outgrowth of this research, the Fellow will work with YTI faculty to develop a small empirical research project appropriate for a summer appointment (e.g., interviews, survey, focus group, or secondary data analysis.) The Fellow will gain hands on experience conducting literature reviews, developing research questions, and preparing a small-scale empirical analysis. Additionally, the expectation is that the Fellow will spend 20 percent of their time exploring their own topic of interest in the area of disability and juvenile justice-involved youth.  Students are responsible for their housing accommodations in New York City.


Research Opportunities in Buffalo, NY

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The High Road Runs Through the City

Service Learning & Action Research Fellowship in Buffalo, NY, for ILR Students.