Diverse Student Summer Internships: Apply by Friday, March 13, 2020

UPDATE: Due to the changes made to the University’s academic schedule in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Alliance for Diversity and Inclusion (ADI) had made the difficult decision to cancel the Summer Intern program for 2020.

The ADI committee has not made this decision lightly. ADI’s Summer Intern Program not only fosters a culture of diversity and inclusion in campus workplaces, but also offers invaluable opportunities for students to gain experience in real-world work, develop networking skills, and participate in the mission of the University.

We regret that the rapidly evolving pandemic crisis has made it impossible for us to host the program this year. The sponsors, committee members, and department supervisors would all like to thank those of you who applied for internships in 2020.

Please continue to go to Cornell’s coronavirus website for the most up-to-date information and FAQ. ADI extends its best wishes for your health and safety over the coming months.

Alliance for Diversity and Inclusion


Students interested in summer internships are encouraged to apply to this program, sponsored by the Cornell Alliance for Diversity and Inclusion. If you know of a student who might be interested, we ask you to pass this information along to them. The deadline for applications has been extended to Friday, March 13, 2020.

These internships support the areas of Cornell Information Technologies (CIT), Finance, Audit, Procurement, Accounting, Regail, and Facilities and Campus Services (FCS). The program aims to foster a culture of diversity and inclusion at the university. Members of under-represented groups—women, minorities, veterans, and students with disabilities—are strongly encouraged to apply.

Expectations for Interns

Interns are expected to contribute positively to the Cornell community, conduct themselves in a professional manner, and must participate fully during office hours. Weekly lunchtime meetings, where lunch is provided, will include presentations from university senior staff members. Interns are expected to participate in these events and exhibit interest in learning about Cornell departments and staff roles. At the end of the summer, interns will deliver to senior leadership presentations that highlight what they’ve learned from their internship experience.

2020 Summer Internship Opportunities

Jobs with Division of Financial Affairs

  • Financial Operations (1 intern)
  • Financial Information Services (1 intern)
  • Procurement and Payment Services (1 intern)
  • Cost and Capital Assets (1 intern)
  • General Accounting (1 intern)

Jobs with University Audit Office

  • Financial and Operational Audit (1 intern)
  • IT Risk Assurance and Data Analytics (1 intern)

Jobs with the Cornell Store

  • Business Strategist for Omni-Channel Retail (1 intern)

Jobs with Facilities and Campus Services

  • FCS IT (1 intern)
  • Finance (1 intern)
  • Project Management System Admin (1 intern)

Jobs with Cornell Information Technologies (CIT)

  • IT Visual Communication (1 intern)
  • Writing and Analytics (1 intern)
  • Custom Development Web Developer (1 intern)
  • Custom Development Project Coordinator (1-2 interns)
  • Web Design (1 intern)•Digital Wayfinding & Building Directory (2 interns)
  • Desktop Engineering-Apps on Demand (1-2 interns)
  • Project Management Office – Project Coordinator(3 interns)
  • Cloud & Infrastructure Services – Visual Communication or Technical Writing and Documentation (2 interns)
  • Building Automation and Control Systems Integration – Building Energy Analytics (1 intern)
  • IT Security Office (1 interns)
  • Data & Operations Analyst (1 intern)


To apply, first go to Handshake at https://cornell.joinhandshake.com and select Cornell Student Login, then enter your NetID and password. Once logged in, enter the following URL as the web address: https://app.joinhandshake.com/jobs/3577806.

Individual job descriptions are shown for each position. To apply for multiple positions at once, submit one application and use your cover letter to indicate which positions interest you.

Required Qualifications

To be a successful candidate, you should be a strong analytical thinker, a problem solver, and a multi-tasker with well-developed communication skills. You will be expected to interact with all levels of staff, to be attentive to detail, to be able to work with little supervision, and to complete projects to required standards. You will be expected to have advanced skills in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, and Access). Coursework or work experience in the applicable area is a plus.

Housing is not available for these internships; student summer interns will need to make their own arrangements.