Summer Funding for MILRs

Summer Funding for MILRs

ILR first-year MILRs who have secured unpaid or minimally paid summer internships are eligible to apply for the below ILR alumni-funded awards.

Complete one application and you will be considered for all funds that apply to you. This application portal is managed through the College of Arts and Sciences, and we use one application portal for all funding opportunities. All ILR applications are forwarded to our office for review. Please disregard all information pertaining to the undergraduate opportunities or the Student Assembly.

You must have a secured internship offer in order to be eligible for any of the funding sources.

Application Details

Complete the application here.

Please be prepared to include a resume, budget form, and experience summary. There are more details on the first page of the application. If you have trouble accessing any information, please email ilrcareers@cornell.edu.

Applicationa are being accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.

ILR alumni-funded award notifications will be sent by the end of May. Funds are usually disbursed by mid-June.

ILR Alumni-Funded Awards

Chaim and Ida Miller Award (ILR first-years, sophomores, juniors, and first-year MILRs)

This fund is open to eligible students who have secured an internship with a labor organization, are involved with organizing or labor education, and would not be able to accept the internship without this aid. This fund was established by Marcia Miller and her brother, Gerry, in honor of their parents. Internships with government agencies, the International Labour Organization (ILO), and National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) are NOT eligible.

(CLOSED) Melvin H. Osterman Internship Award (ILR first-years, sophomores, juniors, and first-year MILRs)

This fund is open to eligible students interested in public sector labor relations. The award is for a student who:

  1. is selected for a summer internship with a Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) and/or a Governor's Office of Employee Relations (GOER).
  2. will research issues of labor relations, labor law, and collective bargaining under PERB and/or GOER staff.
  3. will observe mediation sessions and hearings regarding labor arbitrations and employment practices.
  4. has completed courses in labor and employment law or collective bargaining (preferably both).

This fund was established by Mr. Osterman’s widow, Norma Meacham, and his colleague, Rosemary Townley.  Internships with government agencies, the International Labour Organization (ILO), and National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) are NOT eligible.

(CLOSED) Scheinman Summer Fellowship (ILR first-years, sophomores, juniors, and first-year MILRs)

This fellowship is open to eligible students interested in pursuing an unpaid summer internship related to conflict resolution or labor relations.

Additional Resources for Funding

We will continue to share information on other funding as we learn of them.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email us at ilrcareers@cornell.edu.