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Snapshot

Minimum GPA: 2.00

Terms and Dates:

  • Academic Year 2021-22
    August 26, 2021 to May 21, 2022
  • Summer 2022
    May 22, 2022 to August 21, 2022

Advisor:

Ana Adinolfi

Cornell Affiliations:

Arts and Sciences

Overview

Open to A&S First Generation rising Sophomores

Opportunity Description

Pathways Internship Program (PIP) Information

PIP is a guaranteed career-related experience for the summer after your sophomore year! See eligibility requirements below.

The College of Arts & Sciences Pathways Internship Program provides funding for first-generation students to pursue a career-related experience of their choice during the summer after their sophomore year. Selected students will work closely with Arts & Sciences Career Development during the school year to ensure they find an appropriate career-related experience. In return, Arts & Sciences will provide a Summer Experience Grant up to $8000 for an un-paid/minimally paid experience and cover the Student Contribution (as designated by Financial Aid) for the following academic year (2022-2023 Academic Year).  

Eligibility

TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE PATHWAYS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM, STUDENTS MUST:

  • Be currently enrolled in a degree-granting program in the College of Arts & Sciences at Cornell and working towards their bachelor’s degree. 
  • Not be on a leave of absence
  • Be graduating in December 2023, May 2024, or December 2024
  • Be a first generation college student (as defined by Cornell Admissions)
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above
  • Have received financial aid and have submitted their financial aid forms

COMMON ITEMS THAT ARE INCLUDED IN PIP FUNDING:

  • Travel to and from summer experience location at the beginning and end of the summer
  • Living expenses if living away from home, such as rent and groceries
  • Commute to/from summer experience site: public transportation/gas
  • Professional attire or uniform if that is expected for the experience
  • Student Contribution for financial aid
  • Professional Development opportunities during the academic year

EXPENSES NOT COVERED BY PIP INCLUDE (BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO):

  • Clothing other than a required uniform or professional attire
  • Insurance
  • Personal travel
  • Entertainment
  • Cell phone bill
  • Gym membership
  • Purchase of a vehicle
  • Tuition

STUDENTS WHO PURSUE THE FOLLOWING EXPERIENCES WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR PIP FUNDING:

  • Fee based programs - any program that charges tuition or a fee. Exceptions may be made for programs in the performing arts, on a case by case basis. (Students outside of performing arts: if you believe that your experience should qualify, please contact us to discuss)
  • Cornell in Washington, Practicing Medicine, Cornell Pre-Law Summer Program, Global Health minor programs, or any other college-based program charging tuition/program fees (at Cornell or any other university) Exception: Cornell in Hollywood
  • Personal research projects
  • Personal projects or personal entrepreneurial ventures
  • Taking classes, at Cornell or elsewhere
  • Research that is supervised by a graduate student. Research experiences must be supervised by a Principal Investigator or faculty member.

Priority will be given to students who are:

  • First generation, first-year student status
  • Demonstrated high financial need
  • Interest in social sciences or humanities
  • Intending to pursue a summer experience away from Ithaca and/or their hometown
  • Intending to pursue a summer experience that is unpaid or minimally paid

Requirements

  • Meet frequently with your career counselor
  • Conduct 2 informational interviews or shadowing opportunities
  • Identify at least 20 organizations of interest
  • Complete at least 10 summer experience applications
  • Complete and submit a summer budget
  • Complete a career-related summer experience
  • Complete and submit summer reflection