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Summer Internships

Apply December, 2023

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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 2023 cycle is closed

  • Applications for Summer 2024 will open in December 2023

2023 Atkinson-EDF Summer Internships

Meet Sammi Lin CALS ’24, 2022 Atkinson-EDF Summer Intern
Sammi Lin“I was excited to learn more about the dynamic field of fisheries and aquaculture in Mexico, and to have the opportunity to better understand these critical systems through the eyes and stories of stakeholders themselves. More broadly, I wanted to learn more about the type of work that organizations like EDF are currently doing, while also refining my skills in research, policy advocacy, and communication.”

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