CorGGLE Summer Intern at Cornell University

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: New York City, NEW YORK

Program Dates: 5 June – 5 August 2022

Application deadline: February 15, 2022.  See website for application:

CorGGLE (Cornell Geopaths Geoscience Learning Ecosystem) is a new nine-week summer program that allows students from non-geoscience fields to explore opportunities for geoscience graduate study, specifically giving them exposure to myriad socially relevant careers in the geosciences.

Students will conduct a research project with distinguished faculty and staff, present their work, learn about geoscience careers from practitioners, receive training in professional skills and network with others in their field of interest through weekly luncheons.

During the summer, students will work on a research project with distinguished faculty and staff in one of these areas:

  • Energy & Water Resources
  • Environmental Science
  • Climate Change
  • Natural Hazards
  • Remote Sensing & Geographical Information Systems

Participants will also receive mentoring from folks working in these careers as well as professional development and the chance to network with others in their fields of interest.

Students from groups underrepresented in the sciences are particularly encouraged to apply, including, but not limited to:

  • first generation college students,
  • those with veteran status,
  • those who manage a disability,
  • being of a gender and/or sexual orientation identity historically under-represented in the geosciences,
  • single parents,
  • those who have experienced housing and/or food insecurity,
  • member of an ethnic or racial group historically excluded from and underrepresented in graduate education – Black, Indigenous (American Indian/Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or other Native Pacific Islander) and/or Latinx.

CorGGLE is funded by the National Science Foundation GeoPaths program that is part of the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education Initiative.

CorGGLE is housed within Cornell Engineering’s Office of Diversity Programs in Engineering (DPE)  and Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS) .

CorGGLE offers participants:

-Approximately 9 weeks of research and training (June 5- August 5, 2022)
-A stipend/award of $4,500
-A round-trip travel stipend up to $500 for students living outside of Ithaca, NY*
-A double room in a residential hall with a meal plan*
-A campus bus pass or campus parking pass*
-Optional field trips to New York City, Niagara Falls, and other sites*
-Access to state-of-the-art laboratories, libraries, computer/study lounges, etc.*

Further, CorGGLE participants will:

-Develop a meaningful research agenda and conduct research with a faculty research mentor who has been trained in mentorship by the Cornell Diversity Programs in Engineering office
-Learn about careers in the geosciences and professional skills through weekly lunches, presentations, and social activities
-Present a scientific research talk
-Design a research poster and discuss their poster presentation of their research at a symposium on campus
-Submit a written report at the end of the summer research activity that may lead to a publication

For additional questions, contact Matt Pritchard at

*COVID 19 Impact: DPE staff has not yet determined whether we will hold an onsite or virtual program for summer 2022. Decisions are pending and will be guided by Cornell University , local, NY State, and CDC regulations to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Applicants will be updated of any changes to the status of the program.

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