Cornell University

Internship Funding Options

Note: This list consists of larger and broadly applicable funds and grants for internships, but is not exhaustive.  Students are highly encouraged to check with their major department's website and/or staff to learn about other opportunities available. There may also be opportunities available through your membership in on-campus student groups or professional organization memberships.

Travel grants, scholarships, research opportunities, and more can be found at

Andrew Kohut Fellowship 
The fellowship is open to all undergraduate and graduate students. Kohut Fellows will conduct public opinion-focused research and use data from the Roper Archives, and will receive a $4,000 stipend for the summer.

Arts & Sciences Summer Experience Grant
Through the Professional Development Fund, Arts & Sciences Career Development provides funding to support or supplement the career development needs of undergraduate students with financial need. Students are eligible to apply for no more than a total two professional development requests per academic year.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
The program aims to encourage students of limited financial means to study and intern abroad. Veterans of military service are encouraged to apply, and preference is given to veterans when other factors are equivalent. The program has been successful in supporting students who have been historically underrepresented in education abroad, including but not limited to first-generation college students, students in STEM fields, ethnic minority students, students with disabilities, and students coming from U.S. states with less study abroad participation.

Blumenthal Program
Perhaps you have explored the possiblity of undertaking the Blumenthal Summer Internship in the past. Summer 2019 was the final year for that program. We are so grateful for the Blumenthal's support for the program over the past 20 years. Please contact Mia Ferraina at if there was a specific past Blumenthal posting you were looking for this year.

CALS Undergraduate Student Grants
Funding is available to undergraduate students for research expenses, including travel to a professional meeting or conference to present findings. Students are advised to work with faculty members to develop scientifically relevant and well-circumscribed research proposals. Decisions are made by late-November for Fall funding and in mid-March for Spring/Summer funding.

Cornell Biological Field Station 
The program is open to all undergraduate students. The program is 10 weeks long during the summer field season. Cornell interns are expected to enroll in three credit hours of independent studies in the fall semester to complete their summer research/extension project and a final paper, and participate in the undergraduate research symposium.

Dean of Students Access Fund
The goal of this fund is to provide enrolled full-time undergraduate, graduate, and professional Cornell students with access to financial support, up to $500, to help mitigate on-campus barriers, access basic necessities, and cover emergency expenses not covered through financial aid or other university resources.

Engineering Learning Initiatives
Funding is available for academic terms as well as summer to support research. Students are expected to submit a final report and participate in an oral or poster presentation with a relatively broad audience.

Janet McKinley '74 Family Grant
The Janet McKinley ’74 Family Grant is open to all Cornell sophomores for the purpose of assisting students in pursuing interesting, provocative, and entrepreneurial summer projects, with the intent of having a direct and lasting impact on many generations of Cornell students.

MBA Students

The SC Johnson College of Business offers two internship funds, the Nixon International Business Internship Fund and the Social Impact Internship Fund, for Johnson MBA students pursuing unpaid or minimally paid summer internships.

Meinig Scholars
Current Cornell sophomores, who were not chosen as entering freshmen, may apply to begin the program in their junior year. Meinig Scholars have access to funds to cover the costs of their participation in internships and other experiential opportunities. Meinig Scholars may be eligible to receive monies to replace Cornell’s savings expectation from summer earnings if they have worked in a summer internship, but were unable to meet the summer savings expectation. 

Menschel Cornell Commitment Public Service Internship Program
The program is designed to encourage students to work in a non-profit organization, offering their skills to help the organization, while broadening their own career horizons.  Interns can work in a multitude of positions in a vast array of domestic, non-profit and public service organizations.

School of Industrial and Labor Relations Grants
ILR has alumni-funded awards to aid students who have secured an unpaid or minimally paid summer internship.

Student Assembly Summer Experience Grant
The Student Assembly Summer Experience Grant (SEG) aids students to complete summer unpaid or minimally paid career-related experiences. It helps students who would not be able to take on a summer career-related experience or would have a difficult time doing so. First-years, sophomores, and juniors in all 7 undergraduate colleges are eligible to apply.

Summer on the Cuyahoga
Summer on the Cuyahoga is a summer internship program open to students from eight partner schools, including Cornell. The program brings together 50-70 students for a summer immersion program designed to help interns explore the professional, civic & social offerings of the Cleveland area. SOTC offers students challenging internships, community introductions, alumni connections & group housing for the summer.

The Alan D. Mathios Research and Service Grant
The grant funds undergraduate Human Ecology students’ research and service activities that further the mission of the College. The Human Ecology Alumni Association awards these grants bi-annually and will consider proposals for presentations and service projects that involve travel, if funds allow.  Applicants who propose service projects must identify intended outcomes and the methods by which they will be measured.  Priority is given to undergraduate applicants, but graduate applications may be considered.

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship
The program invites recent college and graduate school alumni to apply for full-time, six-to-nine month fellowships in Washington, DC. Outstanding individuals will be selected to work with nonprofit, public-interest organizations addressing peace and security issues. Applications are especially encouraged from candidates with a strong interest in these issues who have prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy.

The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award
The award provides $15,000 stipends for graduating college seniors from any accredited U. S. college to pursue one year of public service anywhere in the world. The award allows recipients to engage in a meaningful public service activity for one year before proceeding on to graduate school or a career.




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