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College/School Eligibility:

  • Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Arts and Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Graduate School
  • Human Ecology

Class Year Eligibility:

  • N/A

Open to:

  • Cornell Undergraduate Students
  • Cornell Graduate/Professional Students

Key Responsibilities
Tasks will include but are not limited to:

  • Become familiar with oil and gas industry emission sources and causes.
  • Develop software to combine disparate datasets following federal government methods, building an in-house emission inventory.
  • Compare resulting inventory to recent aerial measurements in Alberta, Saskatcewhan, and British Columbia (time permitting).
  • 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.


  • Coursework in computer science or related program.
  • Demonstrated interest and experience in mathematical modelling and scripting.
  • Interest in government policy or emission regulations.
  • Some experience in or familiarity with R, Python, or similar language.
  • Familiarity with ArcGIS or similar GIS programs 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.
  • 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.

U.S. Remote (US Remote means the intern must be physically located in the US while working, for tax/employment based reasons, for the majority of the internship.)

10 weeks

Full time, 35 hours per week

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