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 more than 40 years ago 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.


Fall 2019 Calendar of Events

We plan to follow the schedule and procedures listed below in handling applications for Fall 2019 internships.

  • Friday, May 10th - Mandatory Orientation Session for Fall 2019 interns - 1pm, 116 Ives Hall. Lunch will be provided.  

Resume Critiques & Mock Interviews: We recommend before submitting your application materials for the Credit Internship Program that you take the opportunity to get a resume critique from the Office of Career Services.  We also recommend scheduling a mock interview with OCS to perfect your interviewing skills! OCS is offering extensive drop-in hours over the course of the semester in 201 Ives for your convenience.  Extended drop-in hours include:

  • January 28-31, 4:30-6:00pm
  • February 4-5, 4:30-6:00pm
  • February 11-14, 4:30-6:00pm
  • March 4-7, 4:30-6:00pm
  • March 11-14, 4:30-6:00pm
  • April 8-11, 4:30-6:00pm

The schedule established requires that students interested in internships for Fall 2019 submit applications and make choices about internship sites of interest to them early in the semester.  This process will leave the last half of the semester to complete the student-site matching process and the interviews and visits often necessary to finalize decisions regarding placements. 

Students who apply on schedule and select five sites will still be eligible to apply for any new internships offered after March 1st provided they have not already accepted an existing intern position.  Announcements of new internship opportunities will be posted on the Credit Internship Facebook page and on Chatter!

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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