Cornell Fellows is the college's premier opportunity for high-level internships and professional mentoring. Approximately 20-25 students participate in fellowships globally each year. Cornell Fellows are engaged in hands-on projects throughout the full-time (35+ hours per week) eight-week fellowship, complete at least one academic credit, and receive financial support to offset costs associated with housing, transportation, food, and supplies. Cornell Fellows are highly visible in campus communications and must complete several additional requirements outside of the fellowship.

Cornell Fellows engage in a range of experiences that connect classroom theories with real-life. A Cornell Fellowship is a distinctive and highly regarded aspect of a Cornell College education.

Important notices: Please carefully read all of the information on this page before you apply for any Fellows experience.  Note that some existing fellowship sites have cancelled for this summer (2021), or are presently in an indeterminate state.  Further, even for opportunities presently accepting applications, there is no guarantee that they will take place this summer, primarily owing to uncertainties and complications caused by COVID-19.  Please check our existing fellowship sites periodically for any relevant updates on opportunities.  Note also that if you are selected to become a Fellow, you will be required to participate in Ingenuity in Action (the experiential learning component of Cornell's new core curriculum, Ingenuity).

There are two ways to apply to become a Fellow: you may apply to an existing fellowship site through a competitive process or you may propose your own fellowship. 

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