Cornell Fellows Berry Career Institute Experiences

The Berry Career Institute offers multiple sources for funding internships and select professional development activities (i.e. conferences where you are presenting your research or certifications that develop you professionally and give back to Cornell). Although the below will offer some general guidelines for which funding source you may wish to pursue, you are not required to select a funding source simply because you meet the requirements. For example, you may meet the 8 week requirement to be considered for Cornell Fellows, but may not wish to go through the more rigorous application steps or pursue the experience for credit. In this case, Berry Career Institute funding may be a better fit for you.

If you're unsure of which category suits you best, stop by the Berry Career Institute and we can guide you based on your unique situation. 

Funded experiences

Eligibility

Requirements

           Cornell           

Fellows

Berry Career

Institute Experiences

Minimum of sophomore standing
Enrolled for duration of internship
Enrolled for block following internship
Must earn academic credit
~8 weeks (2 Blocks) in duration AND 35-40 hrs/week
You can only do this once

Application

Steps

Cornell 

Fellows

Berry Career

Institute Experiences

Update or create your resume
Choose internship site
Secure a faculty recommendation & complete registrar form
Complete & submit application
Complete mock interview and committee interview

Funding

Requirements

Cornell 

Fellows

Berry Career 

Institute Experiences

Completion of experience                                          

Weekly blog
Reflection report
Take photos at internship site
Provide a testimonial
Showcase presentation

Funds can be used to assist in covering travel, housing, or additional resource costs needed to support the student internship experience. Funding amounts are based on the location of the experience and the corresponding budget of anticipated expenses that are not covered by income you may receive.

Priority deadlines

Due to limited funding amounts priority will be given based on the quality of the application and on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications received after priority deadlines will be accommodated when possible.

Cornell Fellows maximum award amounts

  • $3,500 U.S. based experience
  • $4,100 Internationally based experience

Deadlines for fellowships

  • Blocks 1-8: 30-45 days prior to start date
  • Summer Priority/Existing Site Deadline: January 29, 2020 (Block 5)
  • Summer Final Deadline: March 19 (Block 7)

BCI Experiences maximum award amounts

  • $1,500 U.S. based experience
  • $2,000 Internationally based experience

Priority deadlines for internships

  • Blocks 1-8: 30-45 days prior to start date
  • Summer: March 19 (Block 7)

While you can receive BCI Experiences funding for multiple experiences, a student may not receive more than $4,900 for domestic and $6,100 for international experiences throughout their time at Cornell College. 

Non-credit internships

An internship that is not done for credit is still an excellent opportunity to gain relevant career experience which will make you a more competitive applicant for full-time opportunities. In addition, some employers offer paid internships that may offset the desire or need to obtain credit or outside funding. 

Non-credit bearing internships should be reported to the Berry Career Institute in order to receive support related to your internship experience from our career coaches.