Linda Donahue

Terms and Dates:

  • Summer 2018
One Time Opportunity

Housing Options:

Student Responsibility

Cornell Affiliations:

Industrial and Labor Relations

Program Website:

ILR Fellowships


Opportunity Description

Each summer, the United Association for Labor Education (UALE) offers a school for activist women in labor unions and worker organizations to develop and strengthen their organizing and leadership skills while building a community of women committed to workplace and social justice.

This year, The Worker Institute at Cornell’s ILR School is hosting the UALE northeast summer school at the Cornell University campus, July 21-25, 2018.  We are providing a fellowship, which can be based in either New York City or Rochester, to work on the summer school project. As a member of the team, the fellow will assist extension faculty to ensure that the learning experience for these women is amazing!

This fellowship offers the individual an opportunity to become immersed in planning and executing a five-day educational program for 140 women worker-activists from across the northeast.  Participants will include women who work in the construction trades; as bus drivers, teachers, and organizers; as union presidents and administrative support; from PA, NJ, CT, NY, and New England.  All of whom seek to improve their knowledge and skills in order to better serve their coworkers and communities.

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 or Rochester. 

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.