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]

Specifics for the 2023 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 starts on May 31, 2023 (May 30 travel) and runs through August 4, 2023 (August 5 travel).


  • 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 2023
  • Must have completed two, and preferably three, years of college level study in one of the life sciences by June 2023
  • Must also still be enrolled in an undergraduate program in the life sciences or other relevant field (e.g. engineering and computer science) by June 2023

Covid-19 and vaccination requirements

Cornell University requires all employees and students, whether they work on campus or work fully remotely, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or to have obtained a university-approved medical or religious exemption. For additional information on this requirement,
- Cornell University Division of Human Resources


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.