College/School Eligibility:

  • Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Arts and Sciences
  • Human Ecology

Class Year Eligibility:

  • N/A

Open to:

  • Cornell Undergraduate Students
  • Cornell Graduate/Professional Students


  • Undergraduate (Junior or Senior) or Graduate students in the field of environmental policy, public health, epidemiology, social and behavioral science or other related environmental science programs.
  • Demonstrated interest in environmental advocacy or community organizing is a plus
  • Experience in working with technical scientific information and data
  • Proficiency in spatial analysis tools (e.g., ArcGIS or others) and data visualization tools (e.g., Mapbox, Google Earth Engine, or others) is a plus
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Must be well organized, motivated, and detail oriented.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work in a team setting and have the ability to work independently when projects are due.
  • Demonstrates self-awareness, cultural competency and inclusivity, and ability to work with colleagues and stakeholders across diverse cultures and backgrounds.
  • Demonstrate initiative and problem-solving skills.

Location: New York City, NY preferred but not required; remote also an option.

Term: 10 weeks

Hours: Full-Time (35 hour per week)

Compensation: This internship will be fully funded through Cornell Atkinson; a
$5,250 stipend is provided.

Application Materials: Interested applicants should attach their cover letter and resume together with a writing sample. Communications in the public sphere such as blog posts, websites, etc. also welcome.

To be eligible, Cornell students must be returning to Cornell for the Fall 2022 Semester.

All proposal materials MUST be received by 11:59 PM ET on Monday, February 7th, 2022.