CCE Summer Internship Program

The Cornell Cooperative Extension Summer Internship Program has helped Cornell fulfill its land grant mission by engaging students in outreach since 2007.

Faculty and staff from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Human Ecology along with extension educators from local Cornell Cooperative Extension offices involve students in the college’s work to benefit New York State communities. New this year, with support from the Office of Engagement Initiatives, faculty and staff from colleges outside of CALS and CHE will also be offering opportunities for students to work with local Extension offices to engage and involve local communities. From research to education outreach, interns are involved in a wide spectrum of activities which they document through detailed personalized blogs. Summer findings and experiences are presented in the fall semester at the CCE Summer Internship Reception with campus and CCE Association leaders, faculty and CCE Extension Administration staff in attendance. 

CCE Summer Internships are exclusive to Cornell University students enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) or in the College of Human Ecology (CHE).   In 2020, with the support of the Office of Engagement Initiatives (OEI), selected project opportunities will be open to all Cornell University students. The application deadline for all CCE Summer Internship projects is February 28, 2020. Projects will remain open until a candidate has been selected.  Please contact Connie Kan with questions.


Internship Location: Monroe County
Faculty: Bryan Duff
Student: Karina Villarroel
Internship Location: CCE Madison County
Faculty: Lindsay Goodale
Student: Harlee Price
Internship Location: Tompkins County
Faculty: Anu Rangarajan, Horticulture-SIPs and Andrea Stevenson Won, Communications
Student: Michael Schwartz
Internship Location: Hudson Valley, NY (Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Program)
Faculty: Dr. Brian Nault
Student: Olivia Matteo
Internship Location: CCE Genesee County
Faculty: Larry Smart
Internship Location: CCE Steuben and Steuben County sites
Faculty: Susan B. Hoskins
Student: Matthew Kwok
Internship Location: CCE Erie County
Faculty: Marcia Eames-Sheavly
Student: Clara Stilwell
Internship Location: Newark, NY, CCE - Wayne County
Faculty: Todd M. Schmit
Student: Stephanie Neitlich
Internship Location: CCE Harvest NY, Urban Agriculture Program, Brooklyn, NY
Faculty: Dr. Anu Rangarajan
Student: Jesse Corona
Internship Location: Hudson Valley and ENY
Faculty: Elson Shields
Internship Location: Suffolk County
Faculty: Laura Harrington
Student: Ariana Stephen
Internship Location: CCE Ontario County
Faculty: Richard Stup
Student: Lucas Smith
Internship Location: Primarily, Orange County. But may also be in Ulster, Sullivan & Dutchess, Putnam, Westchester & Rockland if hemp production occurs in these counties in ’19.
Faculty: Christine Smart
Student: Johanna Gertin
Internship Location: Project is statewide. Given the intern will work with extension in western and northern NY and travel to farms in central and eastern NY as well, the worksite location is in Ithaca, New York, with frequent trips to especially western and northern NY.
Faculty: Quirine Ketterings
Student: Ben Lehman
Internship Location: Cornell Cooperative Extension- Harvest NY Urban Agriculture Program (Fort Greene, Brooklyn) 55 Hanson Place Suite 350 Brooklyn, NY 11217
Faculty: Anu Rangarajan
Student: Yahnah Woodby
Internship Location: CCE of Schuyler County and CCE Hidden Valley Camp
Faculty: Laura Harrington
Student: Hannah Rosenthal


Internship Location: Rockland County CCE; Chautauqua County CCE
Faculty: Karl Pillemer
Student: Micaela Moravek
Internship Location: Tompkins County/CCE Tompkins office
Faculty: Valerie Reyna
Student: Nnamdi Igwe
Internship Location: CCE Wayne County
Faculty: Rebecca Seguin
Student: Ciara Roche
Internship Location: CUCE-NYC Office
Faculty: Wendy Wolfe
Student: Emma Dhimitri
Internship Location: CUCE-NYC Office
Faculty: Wendy Wolfe
Student: Adjoa Fosuhema-Kordie
Internship Location: Ithaca
Faculty: Saleh Kalantari
Student: Vidushi Tripathi
Internship Location: NYC
Faculty: Marianella Casasola
Student: Tatiana Blechman
Internship Location: CU Campus and CCE County offices
Faculty: Kimberly Kopko
Student: Jessica Lindenstraus
Internship Location: Work may be undertaken anywhere, with site visits to selected County offices such as Chenango, Broome, Tioga, Schoharie and Allegany.
Faculty: Sharon Tennyson
Student: Molly Bergin
Internship Location: Tompkins and Ulster Counties
Faculty: Laura Tach
Student: Rose Ippolito


Internship Location: CCE Franklin County
Faculty: Abigail Cohn, Department of Linguistics, The College of Arts & Sciences
Internship Location: CCE Oneida County
Faculty: Abigail Cohn, Department of Linguistics, The College of Arts & Sciences
Student: Lauren Kessler
Internship Location: CCE Rockland
Faculty: Valerie Aymer, Department of Landscape and Architecture
Student: Tingyue Tan
Internship Location: CCE Warren County
Faculty: Heather Kolakowski, Operations, Technology and Information Management, The Hotel School
Student: Jianxin Huo
Internship Location: CCE Chemung County
Faculty: Rachel Weil
Student: Jack Mahoney

CCE 2019 Interns | Their Own Voice

CCE 2019 Interns | Their Own Voice