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Research Fellowships

Research Opportunities in Ithaca, NY - All Research opportunities in Ithaca and NYC are cancelled for Summer 2020.

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.)

  • Application Deadline: Please contact Kathy Roberts at klr3@cornell.edu
  • For an application
  • Submit application materials via email to Kathy Roberts at klr3@cornell.edu

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.

  • Application Deadline: CANCELLED
  • For an application
  • Submit application materials via email to Kathy Roberts at klr3@cornell.edu

 

Research Opportunities in New York City - All research opportunities in NYC are cancelled for Summer 2020.

Students are responsible for their housing accommodations in New York City.

ILR Executive Education in NYC - Cancelled Summer 2020

Building Competencies to Gain Competitive Advantage - The Summer Fellow will focus on research to support the design of senior leader corporate custom and Open Enrollment Signature Programs. Areas of focus will be in Strategic HR, Talent Strategy, Future of Work, Diversity and Inclusion, HR Analytics and Culture and Innovation. Research to be conducted for Signature programs will involve analyzing markets and opportunities for new product development. In doing so, the Fellow will be given the opportunity to learn about a broad spectrum of human capital issues facing HR professionals and Organizational Leaders. Projects may also involve engaging in marketing activities through e-mail marketing campaigns and social media. Fellows will observe faculty virtual programs being delivered to Executive Education corporate clients, gaining insight into the business challenges that are faced by HR and Business Leaders.

Supporting Executive Education custom and portfolio development and marketing initiatives, the Fellow will gain wide exposure to the academic and business perspectives of human capital practices and the need to evolve into innovative HR strategies to build an effective workforce. Possible research topics may include, but are not limited to, the following: HR Agility, Innovation and Design Thinking, AI and Machine Learning. Fellows are expected to spend 20 percent of their time exploring their own Human Resources-related topic of interest.

This is a paid, full-time fellowship in NYC.  Students are responsible for their housing accommodations in New York City.

 

Labor & Employment Law Program (NYC) - Cancelled Summer 2020

The Labor and Employment Law Program is sponsoring two summer 2020 research fellowships working on the Title VII Consent Decree and ADA Cases Repositories in New York City. As a member of the LEL team, Fellows will review existing documents in the Repositories, research additional items for inclusion, and work with LEL faculty and Catherwood Library staff to ensure that the Repositories are up-to-date and accessible for use. 

ILR Title VII Consent Decree and ADA Cases Repositories -

Title VII of Civil Rights Act of 1964 (the Act) outlawed discrimination based on race, sex, national origin, religion, etc. Since the passage of the Act, plaintiff lawyers have relied on both individual and class action lawsuits to end discrimination. This project focuses on class action lawsuits in which several plaintiffs represent a class of women or minorities. When these cases are settled or when the defendant has been found guilty of discrimination, remedies include diversity training for managers, special training programs for members of the class to be promoted, employment goals and timetables, special outreach efforts, etc.  Similarly, with the passage of the ADA, as amended (ADA), which outlaws discrimination based on disability, this repository focuses on settlements and court decisions.

The ILR Title VII Consent Decree and ADA Cases Repositories are the only central repositories of resources of their kind for the legal community to help them make recommendations for provisions of consent degrees or court orders to remedy discrimination. No central database listing programs that have been used in the past and evaluating their effectiveness exists, which allows for analysis by industry, court, protected class, and/or theory of discrimination. 

These databases are widely used throughout the world.  On an average month, the Title VII repository has 1200-1500 downloads from 50 or more countries, and the ADA repository has 400-500 downloads from 30-40 countries.  A possible project activity would be to analyze the cases that are most downloaded, in the United States and elsewhere.

This is a paid, full-time fellowship in NYC. Students are responsible for their housing accommodations in New York City. For more information and application refer to

Criminal Justice and Employment Initiative -The Summer Fellow will conduct research to expand and maintain a database of federal, state, and local laws related to the employment of people with criminal records.  Topics include: The Fair Credit Reporting Act; Ban the Box laws; Title VII Legislation; Sealing and Expungement Laws; Occupational Licensing Requirements; Federal Bonding programs; and negligent hiring. This information is used on a publicly accessible database, as well as for developing training and other resource materials.

The Summer Fellow will work closely with the CJEI team to assist with other CJEI projects, which may include assisting with the design of educational materials to distribute to the class members; obtaining research consent; providing updates to filers; and measuring training outcomes.

Work also may include: preparing materials and conducting research for correctional facility training; researching funding opportunities; providing background research for potential forums/conferences for employers, advocates, legislators and policy makers to discuss issues related to expanding employment opportunities for justice-involved individuals; developing a database of reentry partners and organizations; participating in reentry organization events and conferences.

Additionally, the CJEI team is expanding awareness of our work via traditional and social media. Summer fellows may work with the CJEI team to develop content for videos and articles for our website and social media platforms, provide research and analysis on the best ways of reaching specific population demographics, and strategizing on creating effective media outreach.

This is a paid, full-time fellowship in NYC. Students are responsible for their housing accommodations in New York City.  For more information and application refer to

 

Scheinman Institute in NYC -

The Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution is an interdisciplinary center within the ILR School with offices in Ithaca and New York City. As part of its programs, the Institute provides education and training workshops and presentations at national conferences on current trends and organizational practices for HR and Diversity and Inclusion professionals.

For the summer of 2020, the Scheinman Institute offers two research fellowship opportunities in New York City. The selected Summer Fellows will conduct research and assist Scheinman staff with reviewing and updating data and information related to evolving employment practices. This is a paid full-time fellowship of approximately 8 weeks beginning on Monday, June 1, through early August.

Current Trends and Organizational Practices in Employment -Summer Fellows will review recent court and NLRB decisions and supporting data, with the goal of updating professional program content and ensuring applicability to participants. Fellows will assist in the creation of instructor manuals and scripts. Fellows also will work with Scheinman staff to create mock negotiation and arbitration scripts and videos for use in professional programs. Other research related to LR, EEO, and conflict resolution may be assigned as appropriate.

 

Worker Institute Summer Fellowships (available in NYC) - Cancelled Summer 2020

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 and staff based in NYC.

The Worker Institute is providing two research fellowships for summer 2020 in New York City. As a member of the Worker Institute team, the chosen Fellows will conduct research and assist Worker Institute faculty and staff.  This is a paid, full-time fellowship in NYC and will last approximately 8 weeks from June 1 through early August.

Labor Standards of Low Wage and Contingent Workers in NYC - The Summer Fellow will join a research team examining policy and enforcement efforts in the area of low-wage and contingent work, with a focus on digitally mediated work, and other non-standard forms of employment (e.g. construction day labor). The project will assess impacts of new technologies, policy changes, and new enforcement strategies on socio-economic conditions of workers laboring under non-standard work arrangements in New York City, including highly vulnerable workers such as app-based food-delivery couriers. The Summer Fellow will support data analysis, report drafting, and organizing of stakeholder convenings.

Arts and Entertainment Union Strategies: Lessons for all Gig Workers? - The Summer Fellow will focus on existing and emerging collective representation models in the arts and entertainment unions, with a focus on musicians and other performers. The goal of the research is to better understand how this industry’s unions have historically dealt with issues related to contingent and alternative/non-standard work arrangements, which have become the mark of what is presently known as the gig economy. The Summer Fellow will help to identify strategies that unions have developed to represent and protect the rights of workers who are largely viewed as the original gig-workers. The work will involve review of collective bargaining agreements and stakeholder interviews.

For more information and application refer to

 

The Worker Institute at Cornell engages in research and education on contemporary labor issues, to generate innovative thinking and solutions to problems related to work, economy and society. The institute brings together researchers, educators and students with practitioners in labor, business and policymaking to confront growing economic and social inequalities, in the interests of working people and their families. A core value of the Worker Institute is that collective representation and workers' rights are vital to a fair economy, robust democracy and just society.

The Worker Institute is providing a research fellowship for summer 2020 in New York City. As a member of the WI team, the chosen Fellow will conduct research and assist WI faculty and staff. This is a paid, full-time fellowship in NYC and will last approximately 8 weeks from June through early August.  Students are responsible for their housing accommodations in New York City. 

The Worker Institute's Lois Gray Labor Innovation Initative - The Summer Fellow primarily will spend time researching and preparing for the ILR 75th Anniversary Labor Event to be held in February 2021. It will involve significant research and interviews about the history of ILR and the labor movement, along with Lois Gray’s contributions during that time. This will be done in preparation for designing part of the Labor Event about our 75 year impact, in consultation with Kim Cook, other WI faculty and staff, and the Lois Gray Innovation Initiative Advisory Group.  The Worker Institute Union Leadership Institute(ULI) - The Summer Fellow will also work on rewriting and digitally formatting the current Union Leadership Institute Internal Capacity Survey that participants complete. It will be redesigned to fit the needs of Worker’s Centers, better address the goals of the survey, and be able to complete it on line. The Fellow will work with Patricia Campos-Medina and Kim Cook on this project.

For more information and application refer to

 

2020 Summer Fellowship with ILR's Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability in NYC - Cancelled Summer 2020

YTI is providing a research fellowship for summer 2020 in New York City. As a member of the YTI team, the chosen Fellow will conduct research and assist YTI faculty and staff. This is a paid, full-time fellowship in NYC and will last approximately 8 weeks from June through the end of July. Students are responsible for their housing accommodations in New York City. 

Reentry for Justice-Involved Youth with Developmental Disabilities- The Summer Fellow will help Yang-Tan Institute (YTI) extension faculty develop topics on the intersectionality of disability, juvenile justice involvement, and future work outcomes. Youth with disabilities are overrepresented in school discipline and juvenile justice, and this important work focuses on efforts to: (a) prevent justice involvement for youth with developmental disabilities, and (b) facilitate re-entry for youth with developmental disabilities who are involved in the justice system. The Fellow will provide assistance on a grant that YTI started in April 2019. The Fellow will work with extension faculty Dr. LaWanda Cook and Dr. Matthew Saleh to develop a landscape analysis of state-level transition practices and interagency coordination for youth involved in the justice system. The fellowship will offer opportunities to develop research and writing skills, and will culminate in a final publication of the national landscape analysis.

For or more information and application please refer to

 

Research Opportunities in Buffalo, NY

Photo: Buffalo, NY Skyline

High Road Fellowships

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

Democracy Summer Fellowships

Three paid fellowships available with local elected officials working on policy to create solutions for pressing challenges around economic development and urban revitalization in Upstate New York.

Research Opportunities in Ithaca, NY - All Research opportunities in Ithaca and NYC are cancelled for Summer 2020.

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.)

  • Application Deadline: Please contact Kathy Roberts at klr3@cornell.edu
  • For an application
  • Submit application materials via email to Kathy Roberts at klr3@cornell.edu

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.

  • Application Deadline: CANCELLED
  • For an application
  • Submit application materials via email to Kathy Roberts at klr3@cornell.edu

 

Research Opportunities in New York City - All research opportunities in NYC are cancelled for Summer 2020.

Students are responsible for their housing accommodations in New York City.

ILR Executive Education in NYC - Cancelled Summer 2020

Building Competencies to Gain Competitive Advantage - The Summer Fellow will focus on research to support the design of senior leader corporate custom and Open Enrollment Signature Programs. Areas of focus will be in Strategic HR, Talent Strategy, Future of Work, Diversity and Inclusion, HR Analytics and Culture and Innovation. Research to be conducted for Signature programs will involve analyzing markets and opportunities for new product development. In doing so, the Fellow will be given the opportunity to learn about a broad spectrum of human capital issues facing HR professionals and Organizational Leaders. Projects may also involve engaging in marketing activities through e-mail marketing campaigns and social media. Fellows will observe faculty virtual programs being delivered to Executive Education corporate clients, gaining insight into the business challenges that are faced by HR and Business Leaders.

Supporting Executive Education custom and portfolio development and marketing initiatives, the Fellow will gain wide exposure to the academic and business perspectives of human capital practices and the need to evolve into innovative HR strategies to build an effective workforce. Possible research topics may include, but are not limited to, the following: HR Agility, Innovation and Design Thinking, AI and Machine Learning. Fellows are expected to spend 20 percent of their time exploring their own Human Resources-related topic of interest.

This is a paid, full-time fellowship in NYC.  Students are responsible for their housing accommodations in New York City.

 

Labor & Employment Law Program (NYC) - Cancelled Summer 2020

The Labor and Employment Law Program is sponsoring two summer 2020 research fellowships working on the Title VII Consent Decree and ADA Cases Repositories in New York City. As a member of the LEL team, Fellows will review existing documents in the Repositories, research additional items for inclusion, and work with LEL faculty and Catherwood Library staff to ensure that the Repositories are up-to-date and accessible for use. 

ILR Title VII Consent Decree and ADA Cases Repositories -

Title VII of Civil Rights Act of 1964 (the Act) outlawed discrimination based on race, sex, national origin, religion, etc. Since the passage of the Act, plaintiff lawyers have relied on both individual and class action lawsuits to end discrimination. This project focuses on class action lawsuits in which several plaintiffs represent a class of women or minorities. When these cases are settled or when the defendant has been found guilty of discrimination, remedies include diversity training for managers, special training programs for members of the class to be promoted, employment goals and timetables, special outreach efforts, etc.  Similarly, with the passage of the ADA, as amended (ADA), which outlaws discrimination based on disability, this repository focuses on settlements and court decisions.

The ILR Title VII Consent Decree and ADA Cases Repositories are the only central repositories of resources of their kind for the legal community to help them make recommendations for provisions of consent degrees or court orders to remedy discrimination. No central database listing programs that have been used in the past and evaluating their effectiveness exists, which allows for analysis by industry, court, protected class, and/or theory of discrimination. 

These databases are widely used throughout the world.  On an average month, the Title VII repository has 1200-1500 downloads from 50 or more countries, and the ADA repository has 400-500 downloads from 30-40 countries.  A possible project activity would be to analyze the cases that are most downloaded, in the United States and elsewhere.

This is a paid, full-time fellowship in NYC. Students are responsible for their housing accommodations in New York City. For more information and application refer to

Criminal Justice and Employment Initiative -The Summer Fellow will conduct research to expand and maintain a database of federal, state, and local laws related to the employment of people with criminal records.  Topics include: The Fair Credit Reporting Act; Ban the Box laws; Title VII Legislation; Sealing and Expungement Laws; Occupational Licensing Requirements; Federal Bonding programs; and negligent hiring. This information is used on a publicly accessible database, as well as for developing training and other resource materials.

The Summer Fellow will work closely with the CJEI team to assist with other CJEI projects, which may include assisting with the design of educational materials to distribute to the class members; obtaining research consent; providing updates to filers; and measuring training outcomes.

Work also may include: preparing materials and conducting research for correctional facility training; researching funding opportunities; providing background research for potential forums/conferences for employers, advocates, legislators and policy makers to discuss issues related to expanding employment opportunities for justice-involved individuals; developing a database of reentry partners and organizations; participating in reentry organization events and conferences.

Additionally, the CJEI team is expanding awareness of our work via traditional and social media. Summer fellows may work with the CJEI team to develop content for videos and articles for our website and social media platforms, provide research and analysis on the best ways of reaching specific population demographics, and strategizing on creating effective media outreach.

This is a paid, full-time fellowship in NYC. Students are responsible for their housing accommodations in New York City.  For more information and application refer to

 

Scheinman Institute in NYC -

The Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution is an interdisciplinary center within the ILR School with offices in Ithaca and New York City. As part of its programs, the Institute provides education and training workshops and presentations at national conferences on current trends and organizational practices for HR and Diversity and Inclusion professionals.

For the summer of 2020, the Scheinman Institute offers two research fellowship opportunities in New York City. The selected Summer Fellows will conduct research and assist Scheinman staff with reviewing and updating data and information related to evolving employment practices. This is a paid full-time fellowship of approximately 8 weeks beginning on Monday, June 1, through early August.

Current Trends and Organizational Practices in Employment -Summer Fellows will review recent court and NLRB decisions and supporting data, with the goal of updating professional program content and ensuring applicability to participants. Fellows will assist in the creation of instructor manuals and scripts. Fellows also will work with Scheinman staff to create mock negotiation and arbitration scripts and videos for use in professional programs. Other research related to LR, EEO, and conflict resolution may be assigned as appropriate.

 

Worker Institute Summer Fellowships (available in NYC) - Cancelled Summer 2020

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 and staff based in NYC.

The Worker Institute is providing two research fellowships for summer 2020 in New York City. As a member of the Worker Institute team, the chosen Fellows will conduct research and assist Worker Institute faculty and staff.  This is a paid, full-time fellowship in NYC and will last approximately 8 weeks from June 1 through early August.

Labor Standards of Low Wage and Contingent Workers in NYC - The Summer Fellow will join a research team examining policy and enforcement efforts in the area of low-wage and contingent work, with a focus on digitally mediated work, and other non-standard forms of employment (e.g. construction day labor). The project will assess impacts of new technologies, policy changes, and new enforcement strategies on socio-economic conditions of workers laboring under non-standard work arrangements in New York City, including highly vulnerable workers such as app-based food-delivery couriers. The Summer Fellow will support data analysis, report drafting, and organizing of stakeholder convenings.

Arts and Entertainment Union Strategies: Lessons for all Gig Workers? - The Summer Fellow will focus on existing and emerging collective representation models in the arts and entertainment unions, with a focus on musicians and other performers. The goal of the research is to better understand how this industry’s unions have historically dealt with issues related to contingent and alternative/non-standard work arrangements, which have become the mark of what is presently known as the gig economy. The Summer Fellow will help to identify strategies that unions have developed to represent and protect the rights of workers who are largely viewed as the original gig-workers. The work will involve review of collective bargaining agreements and stakeholder interviews.

For more information and application refer to

 

The Worker Institute at Cornell engages in research and education on contemporary labor issues, to generate innovative thinking and solutions to problems related to work, economy and society. The institute brings together researchers, educators and students with practitioners in labor, business and policymaking to confront growing economic and social inequalities, in the interests of working people and their families. A core value of the Worker Institute is that collective representation and workers' rights are vital to a fair economy, robust democracy and just society.

The Worker Institute is providing a research fellowship for summer 2020 in New York City. As a member of the WI team, the chosen Fellow will conduct research and assist WI faculty and staff. This is a paid, full-time fellowship in NYC and will last approximately 8 weeks from June through early August.  Students are responsible for their housing accommodations in New York City. 

The Worker Institute's Lois Gray Labor Innovation Initative - The Summer Fellow primarily will spend time researching and preparing for the ILR 75th Anniversary Labor Event to be held in February 2021. It will involve significant research and interviews about the history of ILR and the labor movement, along with Lois Gray’s contributions during that time. This will be done in preparation for designing part of the Labor Event about our 75 year impact, in consultation with Kim Cook, other WI faculty and staff, and the Lois Gray Innovation Initiative Advisory Group.  The Worker Institute Union Leadership Institute(ULI) - The Summer Fellow will also work on rewriting and digitally formatting the current Union Leadership Institute Internal Capacity Survey that participants complete. It will be redesigned to fit the needs of Worker’s Centers, better address the goals of the survey, and be able to complete it on line. The Fellow will work with Patricia Campos-Medina and Kim Cook on this project.

For more information and application refer to

 

2020 Summer Fellowship with ILR's Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability in NYC - Cancelled Summer 2020

YTI is providing a research fellowship for summer 2020 in New York City. As a member of the YTI team, the chosen Fellow will conduct research and assist YTI faculty and staff. This is a paid, full-time fellowship in NYC and will last approximately 8 weeks from June through the end of July. Students are responsible for their housing accommodations in New York City. 

Reentry for Justice-Involved Youth with Developmental Disabilities- The Summer Fellow will help Yang-Tan Institute (YTI) extension faculty develop topics on the intersectionality of disability, juvenile justice involvement, and future work outcomes. Youth with disabilities are overrepresented in school discipline and juvenile justice, and this important work focuses on efforts to: (a) prevent justice involvement for youth with developmental disabilities, and (b) facilitate re-entry for youth with developmental disabilities who are involved in the justice system. The Fellow will provide assistance on a grant that YTI started in April 2019. The Fellow will work with extension faculty Dr. LaWanda Cook and Dr. Matthew Saleh to develop a landscape analysis of state-level transition practices and interagency coordination for youth involved in the justice system. The fellowship will offer opportunities to develop research and writing skills, and will culminate in a final publication of the national landscape analysis.

For or more information and application please refer to

 

Research Opportunities in Buffalo, NY

Photo: Buffalo, NY Skyline

High Road Fellowships

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

Democracy Summer Fellowships

Three paid fellowships available with local elected officials working on policy to create solutions for pressing challenges around economic development and urban revitalization in Upstate New York.