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College/School Eligibility:

  • Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Graduate School
  • Human Ecology

Class Year Eligibility:

  • N/A

Open to:

  • Cornell Undergraduate Students
  • Cornell Graduate/Professional Students

Key Responsibilities

  • Research case studies of U.S. crop diversification and synthesize key lessons and applicability to other U.S. contexts.
  • Work on project development and data gathering.
  • Provide support to the larger Future-Proofing team on project-related tasks, meetings, and any field research.
  • Conduct secondary research and/or informal literature review as needed, and provide syntheses to the team.
  • Participate in advancing EDF Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) goals in which people from all backgrounds and experiences feel connected, included, and empowered to address the environmental and organizational challenges in alignment with EDF values.


  • Demonstrated interest in environmental sustainability and climate, with a background in social science.
  • Coursework in topics such as agriculture, food systems, and/or climate preferred.
  • 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 ability to work independently when projects are due.
  • Demonstrated self-awareness, cultural competency and inclusivity, and ability to work with colleagues and stakeholders across diverse cultures and backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated initiative and problem-solving skills.

Hybrid out of New York, NY (Hybrid means the intern must be physically present in location throughout internship, coming into the office an agreed number of days/week)

10 weeks

Full-time (35 hours/week)

Application Materials
Interested applicants should attach their cover letter and resume to the EDF application, along with an unofficial transcript.