Minimum GPA: 2.75

Terms and Dates:

  • Summer 2024
    May 20, 2024 to August 25, 2024


Carrie Simon

Cornell Affiliations:

Agriculture and Life Sciences, School of Integrative Plant Science


This internship is in-person.

Fellows are expected to work with the farms for an estimated 8 hours per day, 5 days a week (varies per farm context) for two months.

Opportunity Description

The Lund Fellows Program for Regenerative Agriculture provides Cornell undergraduate students across disciplines with the opportunity to broaden their perspectives and understanding of natural ecosystems and to learn about ecological and social approaches to agricultural systems. 

The Lund Fellows Program provides students opportunities to gain applied experience working on an agroecological farm and contribute to the farm in meaningful and helpful ways, while learning about the process and considerations involved in managing such an enterprise.

We work to spread awareness about the value and mission of agroecological biodynamic, organic, regenerative, and sustainable approaches to farming, strengthen relationships between the university and local farms and provide assistance to small farms that could not otherwise fund summer internships. 

Host farms participating in the Lund Fellows Program were prioritized based on the following values:  

  • Explicitly uses agroecological, biodynamic and/or organic farming methods
  • Diversified farm (not just certified organic with industrial farming approach)
  • Small-scale farm (less than 200 hectares)
  • Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) farmers when possible

Position Description:  Farm intern

  • Support farm based activities led by Farm Manager and Co-farm manager
  • Participate in public education programs including farm tours and workshops
  • Support weekly food harvesting and food distribution

Basic Qualifications and Preferred Experience:

  • Ability to work as part of a team 
  • Be comfortable engaging with the public.
  • Must be able to multitask
  • Be comfortable working outdoors 
  • Must be able to lift up to 20lbs

Internship Schedule:

Tuesday - Saturday (40 hours a week)

Oko Urban Farms Inc. (Oko Farms)

Oko Farms is an Aquaponics Farm and Education Company in Brooklyn, New York. We built our first farm in 2013 when we converted an abandoned lot in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn into the Oko Farms Aquaponics Education center - NYC's first outdoor (and only publicly accessible) aquatic farm.Our second farm, built in 2021 is located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, right next to the East River. On both farms, we cultivate a variety of fresh water fish and plants using a recirculating closed loop system known as AQUAPONICS. We utilize aquaponics because it allows us to cultivate both freshwater fish and vegetables while saving water.

Covid-19 vaccination is required