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Paid Internship Opportunities Available at Center of Excellence for Food and Agriculture

Undergraduate students interested in food and beverage entrepreneurship are encouraged to apply

Paid summer internship opportunities for undergraduate students interested in food and beverage entrepreneurship and business development are now available through the New York State Center of Excellence for Food and Agriculture at Cornell AgriTech in Geneva.

The Summer Research Scholars Program is a nine-week internship that runs from May 31 to Aug. 4, 2023. Over the course of the program, students will work with Cornell AgriTech faculty and staff, along with outside companies, to gain knowledge about success in the food and beverage industry. Summer scholars will learn about entrepreneurship, food and beverage production, general business operations, Cornell food and beverage research and technology, emerging food innovation and trends, regulatory compliance, government economic incentives, capital investments, business-to-business partnerships, supply chain issues and many other topics.

New York State Center of Excellence for Food and Agriculture
The Summer Scholars will work with CoE team members on a case study to strategize bringing maple food products from prototypes to market. As part of the case study, summer scholars will organize a pitch competition with their selected sap-produced product, showcasing their findings and presenting why this product show be developed behind the prototype phase.

Benefits include housing and a $6,200 stipend.

The submission deadline for all application-related material is January 30, 2023.

To be eligible, Students must be enrolled at any college or university and must have completed two, and preferably three, years of college-level study in business, food science, agriculture, global development, communications or another related study.

Students must be 18 years of age by June 2023. Only United States citizens or permanent residents are eligible for UDA NIFA funds in this program. Non-US citizens, especially Cornell CALS students, may be eligible for funding from other sources.

To apply for the Summer Research Scholars Program, visit or email CoE Project Manager Danielle DiDuro at The deadline for application is January 20, 2023.

About the COE:

The Center of Excellence for Food and Agriculture at Cornell AgriTech works to grow the food and agriculture industries in New York by connecting food and agriculture businesses and entrepreneurs with what they need to succeed. The COE provides mentorship, access to world-class Cornell research and experts and other resources to foster the growth of new companies, new products, and existing businesses.

For more information, please visit our website and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. 

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