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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."
 
  
Deadline: 2/28/14, or until an adequate number of applicants is identified.

 

2014 Summer Internship Projects
 

 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) Projects ‭[1]‬

 
Eligibility Requirements: Must be a full time CALS freshman, sophomore or junior. Graduating seniors are not eligible. If driving is required, applicants must have a three year driving record and pass a NYS Department of Motor Vehicle check. Send resume and cover letter to Sheryl Thomas at sat6@cornell.edu.
Public Engagement of the Long Island Sound Stewardship Areas
Faculty: Rebecca Schneider, Associate Professor, Department of Natural Resources; Katherine Bunting-Howarth, Associate Director, New York Sea Grant and Assistant Director, Cornell Cooperative Extension
Location: New York Sea Grant (Stony Brook, NY) and field work at various Long Island Sound Stewardship Area locations along the New York perimeter of Long Island Sound (Westchester, Bronx, Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk counties)
4-H National Youth Science Day Experiment Curriculum Development
Faculty: Susan B. Hoskins, Senior Extension Associate
Location: CCE Ontario, 4-H Camp Bristol Hills
CCE Climate Change and Agriculture Intern: Helping Farmers Adapt to Climate Change in New York
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
CCE Invasive Species Statewide Outreach Program Internship
Faculty: Antonio DiTommaso, Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences
Location: in or adjacent to Tompkins County
CCE Invasive Species Statewide Outreach Program Internship
Faculty: Antonio DiTommaso, Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences
Location: CCE Saratoga
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
Educational programs for Spanish-speaking employees on dairy farms
Faculty: Dr. Thomas R. Overton, Professor of Dairy Management and Director, PRO-DAIRY
Location: Ontario County CCE
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.
Immigrant Integration in New Destinations: How to engage Latino children and youth with 4-H (FILLED)
Faculty: Pilar Parra
Location: Wayne County
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)
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.
Roots & Wisdom Grower Assistant
Faculty: Lori Brewer
Location: CCE Schenectady County, Roots & Wisdom garden on Fehr Ave
Satiating Effects and Human Eating Behavior
Faculty: Dr. David Levitsky
Location: New York City
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
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
 

 College of Human Ecology (CHE) Projects ‭[1]‬

 
Eligibility Requirements: Must be a full time CHE freshman, sophomore or junior. Graduating seniors are not eligible. If driving is required, applicants must have a three year driving record and pass a NYS Department of Motor Vehicle check. Send resume and cover letter to Sheryl Thomas at sat6@cornell.edu.
Assessing Potential for Scaling Up Farm to Cafeteria in Saratoga and Washington counties in New York State
Faculty: Jennifer L. Wilkins
Location: Saratoga County
Building a Community Legacy Together Program Evaluation
Faculty: Karl Pillemer
Location: CCE Orange County and CCE Genesee County
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.
Healthy Gardens, Healthy Youth
Faculty: Nancy Wells, Associate Professor, Design & Environmental Analysis
Location: Ithaca NY and five regions of NY State
Infant Poverty and the Achievement Gap (FILLED)
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
Measuring and Improving Rural Food and Physical Activity Environments to Improve Health
Faculty: Rebecca A. Seguin, PhD
Location: Tioga County/Schuyler County
Parent Education in New York City: The Parenting A Second Time Around (PASTA) Project
Faculty: Rachel Dunifon
Location: CCE New York City
Refugee Family Child Care Provider Project
Faculty: John Eckenrode
Location: CCE Madison-Oneida County
Research for the Continuous Improvement of 4-H
Faculty: Stephen Hamilton
Location: Erie (base), Genesee, Orleans, Wyoming Counties
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.
The Influence of Past Food Insecurity on Parents’ use of Child Feeding Practices Recommended to Prevent Child Obesity (FILLED)
Faculty: Katherine Dickin, Research Scientist, Division of Nutritional Sciences
Location: CCE of Suffolk County, NY (primary location) and CCE of Nassau County
Writing about Life Changes -- APPLICATION DEADLINE IS EXTENDED UNTIL MARCH 14, 2014
Faculty: Jane Mendle
Location: 4-H Camp Bristol Hills, Canandaigua, NY
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