Terms and Dates:

  • Summer 2021
  • Summer 2022
  • Summer 2023
  • Summer 2024
    May 28, 2024 to August 2, 2024


Tammy Dibble

Cornell Affiliations:

Alliance for Diversity & Inclusion


The ADI Summer Internship program will offer a mix of virtual, hybrid, and in-person opportunities for Summer 2024.

Interns must plan to reside in the United States for the duration of the internship.

Opportunity Description

Click here to see a list of internship opportunities from 2024. 

About the Alliance for Diversity & Inclusion (ADI) summer intern program

The ADI Summer Intern Program, which was implemented in 2008, is an important part of fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion in the workplace at Cornell, both now and for the future. Internships support the areas of Finance, Audit, Procurement, Accounting, Payroll, IT, Retail, Budget and Planning, and potentially various other units at Cornell University’s Ithaca campus.

The students who participate are members of underrepresented groups (women, minorities, veterans and students with disabilities). During the program, the interns participate in a series of events designed to help them learn about how Cornell departments function and gain valuable work and networking skills they can take with them into their careers. Interns are asked to contribute positively to the Cornell community, conduct themselves in a professional manner, and participate fully.

General information and expectations for all internships

  • Internship length is approximately eight weeks.  Interns will work 30-40 hours per week, depending on availability, and pay $18 an hour. Housing is not provided.
  • Interns will be expected to engage in regular group interactions with their peers and in weekly program luncheons that feature guest speakers from Cornell’s administration. The guest speakers will provide in-depth and behind-the-scenes insight into University operations. At the end of the summer, the program will bring everyone together for a showcase event. All interns will provide a five-minute presentation on their projects and overall experience, along with a written executive summary, to senior leadership.
  • Interns are a part of a community beyond the ADI Summer Internship program. Interns are expected to contribute positively to the Cornell community and conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to a professional environment. Interns will be expected to fully participate during normal office hours.
  • Multicultural competence is highly valued. As a diverse institution that welcomes students from all over the world, Cornell recognizes and honors diversity among all staff. Underrepresented minorities and disabled students are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application information

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter. In the cover letter, please specify which specific internship(s) you are most interested in—e.g., General Accounting, Financial Operations, IT Security, etc.

For more information about the ADI Summer Intern Program, visit the ADI website Summer Internships page.