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. From research to education and program development, interns are involved in a wide spectrum of activities which they document by blogging. Findings are presented in the late summer. Applications for the upcoming summer will be posted in January. Please contact Connie Kan with questions.


Internship Location: CCE Suffolk
Faculty: Thomas Bjorkman
Internship Location: The intern will work across the NNY region, including CCE associations in St. Lawrence, Franklin, Clinton and Essex counties.
Faculty: Dr. Mike Van Amburgh
Internship Location: CCE St. Lawrence (4-County Regional Program)
Faculty: Quirine M. Ketterings, Professor, Nutrient Management Spear Program, Department of Animal Science
Internship Location: Cornell Plantations, Ithaca/Tompkins County, NY
Faculty: Bernd Blossey, Dept. of Natural Resources
Internship Location: CCE Onondaga
Faculty: Mark Whitmore, Dept. of Natural Resources
Internship Location: CCE Saratoga
Faculty: Antonio DiTommaso, Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences
Internship Location: in or adjacent to Tompkins County
Faculty: Antonio DiTommaso, Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences
Internship Location: Cornell Lake Erie Research and Extension Center (CLEREL)
Faculty: Dr. Greg Loeb, Department of Entomology
Internship Location: Wayne and Orange Counties
Faculty: Pilar Parra
Internship Location: CCE Schuyler
Faculty: Marcia Eames-Sheavly, Department of Horticulture; Elizabeth Gabriel, Professional Development Educator, Cornell Garden-Based Learning (CGBL)
Internship Location: CCE Nassau; Hempstead Plains, Garden City, NY
Faculty: Nina Bassuk, PhD
Internship Location: Seneca County CCE and Ithaca
Faculty: Dr. Keith Tidball, Department of Natural Resources
Internship Location: Queens, NY (Jamaica Bay) or New York, NY (location of NYC CCE office)
Faculty: Art Degaetano


Internship Location: Based on campus in the Division of Nutritional Sciences, however, intern will visit 6 CCE associations (Jefferson, Herkimer, NYC both Brooklyn and Queens, Orange, Schenectady, Suffolk) for minimum of 1-2 day visits during the summer
Faculty: Jamie Dollahite, Professor, DNS
Internship Location: Jefferson County
Faculty: Rachel Dunifon
Internship Location: Tompkins, Cortland CCE plus 4-H programs
Faculty: Gary Evans and David Just
Internship Location: Work will begin on campus, but 2-3 weeks will be spent at 4-H Camp Wyomoco, Varysburg, New York and 4-H Camp Bristol Hills, Canandaigua, New York
Faculty: Susan Ashdown, Helen G. Canoyer Professor and Charlotte Coffman, Senior Extension Associate, Fiber Science & Apparel Design
Internship Location: NYC area daycares
Faculty: Marianella Casasola
Internship Location: Ithaca, Middletown
Faculty: Jack Elliott
Internship Location: The intern will be in residence in Ithaca as well as 4-H Camp Bristol Hills in Canandaigua, New York in coordination with CCE Ontario
Faculty: Valerie Reyna, Professor and Department Extension Leader, Department of Human Development
Internship Location: Cornell University; CCE Herkimer; CCE Schuyler; Penn State Extension
Faculty: Rebecca A. Seguin, PhD
Internship Location: Primarily stationed at Cornell campus (Beebe) but with 3-6 onsite visits in Tompkins and NYC sites
Faculty: Janis Whitlock
Internship Location: Herkimer and Jefferson Counties, and Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University
Faculty: Katherine Dickin, Research Scientist, Division of Nutritional Sciences
Internship Location: Intern will be based on campus in the Division of Nutritional Sciences, but will work closely with CCE St. Lawrence, CCE Erie, CCE Suffolk, and CCE NYC. Field work of a minimum of 1-2 day visits during the summer would be necessary
Faculty: Joan Paddock
Internship Location: Chemung, Tioga and Tompkins Counties
Faculty: John J. Eckenrode