Apply to the CALS Global Fellows Program

Application Deadlines

Applications for the Global Fellows Program will be open between January 10 and February 6. 

The internship portfolio for 2017 is available here on Cornell Box

Apply to the Global Fellows Program by February 6th!

Application Components

  • Global Fellow Application Questionnaire: Asks for basic background information and language ability and your internship choice(s), ranked by preference
  • Cover Letter: You will be able to upload a cover letter.  This letter should be addressed to the Global Fellows Committee and speak specifically about your qualifications.  Tell us why you are the best candidate for the job! These cover letters may be shared with the host organizations.
  • Resume: You will be able to upload a resume Visit for resources on how to write a resume.
  • Letter of Recommendation: Students must submit at least one reference letter (up to two will be accepted), which must come from a Cornell faculty member with knowledge of your academic and professional interests. A second reference letter from a previous employer or supervisor would be preferred. References from peers or family members will not be accepted. References should be emailed directly by the faculty member or previous employer to
  • Transcript: After the application deadline, the Global Fellows Program will access your unofficial transcript with your GPA and the courses you're currently enrolled in listed.

Selection Process

Students apply to the Global Fellows program through the online application. The internship management team will review applications and will schedule interviews with top candidates. After these interviews, the team will match students with internships, based on each applicant’s skills and interests, and the needs of the host organization, taking into account what internship or organization will be the best fit for each student. The top candidate(s) will be presented to the organization that sponsors the internship.

Students will have the option to accept or reject the offered placement, but we cannot guarantee an alternative placement will be available.  

The program provides up to $5,000 for each student depending on the internship location, housing situation, and support provided by host organization/company. This amount is usually adequate to cover basic expenses, such as airfare, local transportation, food and lodging. The program is not intended to cover all expenses, therefore Global Fellows should be prepared to contribute financially to their experience and budget wisely.

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