Internships for Undergraduates

The Kessler Fellows Program

The Kessler Fellows Program is a cornerstone entrepreneurship program in the College of Engineering. Select juniors deeply engage in a unique year-long immersion aimed to help them identify and experience their unique fit in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The Program involves entrepreneurial education, personal exploration, a summer startup experience and the opportunity to inspire others through a reflective symposium.

Opportunities through Cornell’s Startuptree

Entrepreneurship @ Cornell Internships 

Summer Internships provide entrepreneurial students with opportunities to gain essential experience in small to mid-sized businesses located throughout the U.S. and abroad. Students from any of Cornell’s schools and colleges are eligible to apply for these paid internships.

Rough Draft Ventures Academy

The RDV Academy connects the most talented, technical students with high-growth startups in Boston and NYC. Sophomores and juniors are invited to apply to join a fully immersive three-month paid summer internship experience, where each student will spend the summer working directly with a top-tier engineering team. Past Scholars have gone on to launch new ventures and receive full-time offers from participating companies.

Top RDV Academy applicants will be invited to interview with participating companies. Students will be selected based on their skills and interests and will begin their summer experience in June.


ThinkBig partners with top-ranked Computer Science & Engineering universities and provide the access, support and resources to reach, attract, and land top software, engineering, and creative talent on campus. The companies they’ve worked with are backed by some of the leading venture capital firms in the world.


Essentially RippleMatch is a unique marketplace for entry level talent. It lets companies across the world recruit the smartest students. And, the best part is that it’s minimal effort on the student’s end.