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Summer Internships

Apply in Jan. 2025

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Hands-On Sustainability Experience

Cornell Atkinson sponsors summer internships for Cornell students who want to immerse themselves fully in project teams working at the intersection of science, policy, community, and the private sector. Embedded across the country in the offices of our close partner the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), Cornell students emerge understanding how lasting change is co-created among multiple stakeholders, together with a set of real skills that allow them to contribute to the process.

How to Apply


  • Cornell undergraduate and graduate/professional students

The 2024 cycle is closed

  • Apply in Jan. 2025

2024 Atkinson-EDF Summer Internships

    • Agricultural Greenhouse Gas
    • Air Quality Analyst
    • Biochar Scoping
    • Climate & Health
    • Climate Resilient Fisheries
    • Climate Resilience Research
    • Climate Resilient Food Systems
    • Cropping System Resilience
    • Environmental Health
    • NetZero Action Accelerator AI
    • Psychological Science
    • Simulating Oil & Gas Production

Meet Sachi Srivastava ’25, 2023 Atkinson-EDF Summer Intern
Sachi Srivastava“I have loved the opportunity to connect with researchers all over the world during the Climate Smart Agriculture team’s biweekly global calls. Climate Smart Agriculture is a much more prominent and active field than I thought. Whether I am hearing about curbing livestock emissions in India or farmer engagement with a Nature Restoration Regulation in the EU, there is such a diversity of people, experiences, and work to learn from.”

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