Students have the opportunity to work with faculty, their graduate students and postdocs, and staff on research projects that can be laboratory or field-based. 

Many of our basic research projects have a translational alignment with practical problem solving applications for the agricultural community. The goal of the program is to provide undergraduates with the opportunity to plan and conduct experiments, evaluate data, communicate results, and learn about opportunities in agricultural and food research.

If you have questions, please email agritech_scholar [at] (agritech_scholar[at]cornell[dot]edu)

Specifics for the 2024 program

  • Nine week internships to conduct research in a faculty program at Cornell AgriTech
  • Gain research experience and learn about the diverse agriculture and food systems in New York
  • Additional professional enrichment programming and field trips will be offered
  • Benefits include housing and a $6,200 stipend
  • Program start and end date: Thursday, May 30 - Friday, August 2, 2024


  • Only United States citizens or permanent residents are eligible for USDA NIFA funds in this program. Non-US citizens, especially Cornell CALS students, may be eligible for funding from other sources
  • Must be 18 years of age by June 2024
  • Must have completed two, and preferably three, years of college level study in one of the life sciences by June 2024
  • Must be enrolled in AND have at least one semester remaining in an undergraduate program in the life sciences or other relevant field (e.g. engineering and computer science) as of July 2024


The Scholar will have the opportunity to participate in other career-related activities including trips to farms, orchards, and vineyards in the area.  Other touring opportunities will also be available, for example weekend trips to Niagara Falls, the Eastman (Kodak) House, Corning Museum of Glass, hiking in the Finger Lakes region, etc.