Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and students are encouraged to apply by or before the following deadlines (or deadline listed for specific site) to be considered for summer funding.

Priority Deadline: January 23rd, 2018 (recommended for existing sites)

Final Deadline: March 23rd, 2018

Academic year applications should be submitted 60-90 days prior to internship start date. Early applications are encouraged. We understand that many programs may not have notified students of acceptance until later in the spring, so applications received after deadlines will be accommodated when possible. Fellowships will be awarded on merit on a first-come, first-served basis.

Opportunities listed below are based on previous site placements and are eligible for application. These sites are open to considering candidates as long as an open position is available. Position availability may not be determined by the organization until a date closer to the time frame listed under each opportunity and acceptance for a Fellowship is not final until the hosting organization confirms acceptance of the proposed candidate.  Descriptions are an indication of what previous Fellows have done at that site and are subject to change without notice. Placement at each site is dependent upon timing, availability of funds, applicant fit, and the needs of the Fellowship site.

In addition to these eligible sites, students may propose a new fellowship site or request Cornell Fellows funding to offset costs associated with an established, high-level internship program they have found on their own, see PROPOSE YOUR OWN below. Access the Cornell Fellows application guidelines or contact Rsullens for more details.


Organization: Creede Repertory Theatre

Location: Creede, CO

Timeframe: Summer 2018

Deadline: January 23rd, 2018,  Early applications and inquiries welcome

Description: The fellow will work on projects related to administration and development activities or stage management aspects of Creede Repertory Theatre.  Administrative areas include: Management, Fundraising and Development, Education – Community Programs. Production areas include production and stage management.


Organization: African American Museum of Iowa

Location: Cedar Rapids, IA

Timeframe: Summer or academic year depending on site needs

Deadline: January 23rd, 2018,  Early applications and inquiries welcome

Description: The African American Museum of Iowa collects hundreds of archival, object and photograph collections each year.  The Collections intern will learn to navigate Past Perfect 5.0 software (collections management software, used by many museums) and process new accessions under the supervision of the Curator.  Intern will learn proper handling and storage techniques for diverse collections and, as needed, will be taught conservation techniques as well.

Working with collections is a time consuming task.  Intern will be working with fragile and irreplaceable items.  Attention to detail and patience are a must.  Previous collections management coursework or experience is preferred.


Organization: Children’s Hospital Colorado Center for Gait Movement and Analysis

Location: Aurora, Colorado

Timeframe: Summer 2018

Deadline: January 23rd, 2018,  Early applications and inquiries welcome

Description: The fellow will work collaboratively with members of the Center for Gait Movement and Analysis and the Orthopedics Institute at Children’s Hospital Colorado on a variety of projects looking at ways child patients walk or performs certain functions related to walking. A specific project will be assigned to the student based on interest and work being conducted in the lab.Opportunities to work with patients, members of the Center’s staff, and practicing physicians in the hospital comprise the bulk of the fellowship experience.



Organization:  Puppet Kitchen

Location: Ridgewood, Queens or East Village, Manhattan

Timeframe: Summer 2018, 8-10 weeks

Deadline: January 23rd, 2018,  Early applications and inquiries welcome

Description: The Fellowship position will be a combination of Puppet Kitchen’s Studio Apprentice and Management Apprentice positions.

Puppet Kitchen Apprentices assist skilled designers and builders on studio projects, so a typical day might include hands-on building, a brief lesson on a new material, a shopping run and help with studio upkeep. Occasionally, Studio Apprentices help teach workshops or join us onstage or backstage in performances.  Skill-building at the PK is both self-directed and supported: apprentices are trained in materials and techniques for puppet building and are encouraged to ask questions throughout the process. Apprentices may also staff occasional professional development workshops at the PK and attend them free of charge.

The PKP Management Apprentice assists the three Head Chefs (Emily, Eric, and Michael) as well as our Studio Manager on both project-based and company business. A typical day could include attending our morning meeting, scheduling coordination with staff, taking photos of puppet builds in progress and putting together a presentation for a client.

All PKP Apprentices work on a project of their own during their time at the PK. This can be as simple as research into a particular type of puppet, a building project, a short cabaret style performance piece or something else. Apprentices are invited to use the studio facilities to develop their own work. We meet weekly as a group to discuss project development, troubleshoot and problem solve, and gather materials, advice, and ideas for the next week’s work.

Applicants should have some experience in puppet making, art fabrication, sculpture, theater tech (costume/set/props) or any combination of those fields. Direct puppet making or puppetry performance experience is a bonus but is not necessary. Organizational or administrative experience is desired and familiarity with theater production, or stage management is a plus. Other desired skills: familiarity with Macintosh OS, Google Apps, good oral and written communication skills, familiarity with WordPress, Photoshop, iMovie, etc a plus.  We look for curious, self-motivated individuals whose work in puppetry will continue to develop beyond their time with us.

More information on Puppet Kitchen apprenticeships


Organization: Center for Sleep Medicine, Mayo Clinic

Location: Rochester, MN

Timeframe: Summer 2018

Deadline: January 23rd, 2018,  Early applications and inquiries welcome

Description: The student become familiar with analysis of polysomnogram (sleep study) neurophysiologic data by active participation in the Mayo Sleep and Cognitive Neurophysiology Laboratory. The student will initially become familiar with research techniques for analysis of cyclic alternating pattern (CAP) sleep microarchitecture and REM sleep without atonia (RSWA) in polysomnography. The student will then learn to apply these neurophysiologic techniques in analyses of humans with neurological and sleep disorders, and gain experience with experimental design and conduct in clinical research. There will be opportunities to regularly attend scheduled laboratory learning sessions and meetings, provide written assessments of their experiences reflecting self-learning, and depending on progress, the student may participate in analyzing and interpreting experimental data through the summer experience and, if applicable, participate in generation of future research abstracts and manuscripts.


Organization: University of South Carolina

Location: Columbia, South Carolina

Timeframe: Summer 2018

Deadline: January 23rd, 2018,  Early applications and inquiries welcome

Description: The Fellow will be matched with a site on or near the University of South Carolina. Possible projects include research on pelagic fishes in the Gulf of Mexico, research on policies and practices related to environmental law, or sustainable seafood practices involving the seafood industry, tourism, and economics. Past Rogers Fellows have been placed with the Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Studies and at the South Carolina Aquarium.


Organization: Teacher Created Materials

Location: Huntington Beach, California

Timeframe: Summer 2018

Deadline: January 23rd, 2018,  Early applications and inquiries welcome

Description: The fellow will work on a variety of projects in the accounting department of Teacher Created Materials. The intern will be able to learn the full scope of accounting – A/P, A/R, G/L, and reporting.  A strong background in economics, business, or related fields as well as interest in the accounting field preferred.

Funding Available to Support for-profit entrepreneurship, free enterprise, and free market economics

Additional funding is also available from the Robert Bunting Experiential Learning Endowed Fund to support internships and conference participation in the areas of for-profit entrepreneurship, free enterprise, and free market economics.

These opportunities can include, but are not limited to qualifying submissions for:

Contact the Berry Career Institute if you have an opportunity that fits these categories.