Lara Skinner

Terms and Dates:

  • Summer 2018
One Time Opportunity

Housing Options:

Student Responsibility

Cornell Affiliations:

Industrial and Labor Relations

Program Website:

ILR Fellowships


Opportunity Description

The research fellow will conduct research, prepare concise reports, and help organize convenings of unions and other allies related to the labor and employment impacts of climate change and climate protection policy. The vast majority of this work is currently focused on a “climate jobs” program for New York State, looking at how New York State can use ambitious climate protection policy to drive good job creation and economic development. In particular, the fellow assigned to this project will be identifying best practices for developing a robust offshore wind industry in New York, with good jobs in manufacturing, construction, and operations and maintenance. For example, how do you spur the manufacturing of offshore wind component parts in upstate NY? For more information, visit the NYS Climate Jobs Initiative.

About the Worker Institute

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.