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Summer Internships

Hands-On Sustainability Experience

How to Apply


  • Cornell undergraduate and graduate students

The 2019 cycle is closed:

  • The next cycle will begin in early 2020

Cornell Atkinson summer internships offer Cornell undergraduate and graduate students immersive, hands-on experience at the intersection of science, policy, community, and industry. These internships expose student scholars and emerging scientists to the inner workings of leading environmental advocacy groups, such as Environmental Defense Fund (EDF).

Working on cutting-edge sustainability issues in dynamic organizations, interns gain subject matter expertise and workplace skills. This highly competitive program received over 180 applications for the 8 internship positions in 2019.


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