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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. 

 
 "I had a broad understanding of crops and soils from high school that piqued my interest. The internship was an excellent opportunity to deepen my knowledge and gain hands-on experience with both the research process and extension outreach work. It was a great learning experience that I would highly recommend to anyone."



2014 Summer Internship Projects
 

 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) Projects

 
4-H National Youth Science Day Experiment Curriculum Development
Faculty: Susan B. Hoskins, Senior Extension Associate
Location: CCE Ontario, 4-H Camp Bristol Hills
Student Blog
CCE Climate Change and Agriculture Intern: Helping Farmers Adapt to Climate Change in New York - Dutchess County
Faculty: Allison Chatrchyan, Institute for Climate Change and Agriculture, and Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, and David Wolfe, Department of Horticulture
Location: CCE Dutchess County, Millbrook, NY
Student Blog
CCE Climate Change and Agriculture Intern: Helping Farmers Adapt to Climate Change in New York - Tompkins County
Faculty: Allison Chatrchyan, Institute for Climate Change and Agriculture, and Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, and David Wolfe, Department of Horticulture
Location: in or adjacent to Tompkins County
Student Blog
CCE Invasive Species Statewide Outreach Program Internship
Faculty: Antonio DiTommaso, Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences
Location: in or adjacent to Tompkins County
Student Blog
CCE Invasive Species Statewide Outreach Program Internship
Faculty: Antonio DiTommaso, Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences
Location: CCE Saratoga
Student Blog
Development of Survey and monitoring procedures for a new pest in orchards - Black stem borer
Faculty: Art Agnello and Kerik Cox
Location: Wayne Co CCE
Student Blog
Employing Biological Control Measures To Manage Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) In Commercial and Organic Small Fruit Production Systems.
Faculty: Peter Jentsch
Location: Mid-Hudson Valley; Cornell University’s Hudson Valley Laboratory, Highland, NY.
Student Blog
Immigrant Integration in New Destinations: How to engage Latino children and youth with 4-H
Faculty: Pilar Parra
Location: Wayne County
Student Blog
Integrated Management of Weeds, Insect and Mites in Hops
Faculty: Dr. Greg Loeb, Department of Entomology
Location: Cornell Lake Erie Research and Extension Center (CLEREL)
Student Blog
Market Testing for Alternative Tree Sap Products
Faculty: Miguel Gomez
Location: CCE Essex County is the host Association, but assessments include travel to Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties. The Uihlein Maple Research Station is located in Lake Placid NY.
Student Blog
Roots & Wisdom Grower Assistant
Faculty: Lori Brewer
Location: CCE Schenectady County, Roots & Wisdom garden on Fehr Ave
Student Blog
Satiating Effects and Human Eating Behavior
Faculty: Dr. David Levitsky
Location: New York City
Student Blog
The Wild Harvest Table Project
Faculty: Paul Curtis, DEL, Department of Natural Resources
Location: Seneca County CCE, Saratoga County CCE, and possibly other CCE county associations
Student Blog
Western New York Nutrient Management, Field Crops Applied Research, Extension Internship
Faculty: Quirine M. Ketterings, Associate Professor Department of Animal Science
Location: Work will be conducted primarily in Genesee, Wyoming, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, & Niagara Counties. Travel to Seneca, Wayne, and Yates Counties will be required occasionally. Ideally the intern would reside west of Rochester as the Extension educator
Student Blog
 

 College of Human Ecology (CHE) Projects

 
Assessing Potential for Scaling Up Farm to Cafeteria in Saratoga and Washington counties in New York State
Faculty: Jennifer L. Wilkins
Location: Saratoga County
Student Blog
Building a Community Legacy Together Program Evaluation
Faculty: Karl Pillemer
Location: CCE Orange County and CCE Genesee County
Student Blog
Health and the Brain Neuroscience Outreach
Faculty: Valerie Reyna, Professor and Department Extension Leader, Department of Human Development
Location: The intern will be in residence in Ithaca as well as 4-H Camp Bristol Hills in Canandaigua in coordination with CCE in Ontario County; we will also coordinate with CCE in Tompkins County to develop local program delivery sites.
Student Blog
Healthy Gardens, Healthy Youth
Faculty: Nancy Wells, Associate Professor, Design & Environmental Analysis
Location: Ithaca NY and five regions of NY State
Student Blog
Infant Poverty and the Achievement Gap
Faculty: Gary Evans, DEA
Location: WIC centers in Tompkins, Cortland, and Broome Counties; Cornell Infant Studies Lab: Participant Homes in Ithaca and surrounding areas: and Cooperative Extension County associations working in collaboration with WIC programs
Student Blog
Parent Education in New York City: The Parenting A Second Time Around (PASTA) Project
Faculty: Rachel Dunifon
Location: CCE New York City
Student Blog
Refugee Family Child Care Provider Project
Faculty: John Eckenrode
Location: CCE Madison-Oneida County
Student Blog
Research for the Continuous Improvement of 4-H
Faculty: Stephen Hamilton
Location: Erie (base), Genesee, Orleans, Wyoming Counties
Student Blog
Sustainability, Style and Technology
Faculty: Tasha L. Lewis, Assistant Professor, Fiber Science & Apparel Design
Location: Most of the work will be done on campus, but county visits will be made as needed.
Student Blog
The Influence of Past Food Insecurity on Parents’ use of Child Feeding Practices Recommended to Prevent Child Obesity
Faculty: Katherine Dickin, Research Scientist, Division of Nutritional Sciences
Location: CCE of Suffolk County, NY (primary location) and CCE of Nassau County
Student Blog
Writing about Life Changes
Faculty: Jane Mendle
Location: 4-H Camp Bristol Hills, Canandaigua, NY
Student Blog
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