Jobs & Internships

Are you looking for a chance to contribute to Cornell and earn some money at the same time? Students work at jobs and internships ranging from office support to peer counselor to intramural referee.

Student and Campus Life is the university's largest employer. Most departments hire students at the beginning of the academic year.  Check out the Student Employment website for specific job postings.  Here are a few ideas to inspire you. 

  • Living @ Cornell has many different student employment opportunities from working at the Cornell Store to working in dining and working in Cornell catering. Did you know Cornell Dining, one of the biggest student employers, offers free meals in addition to great pay and a conventient, social work environment? 
  • Get paid to exercise! Cornell Fitness Centers (CFC) hires over 200 students each year as fitness instructors and monitors. All CFC staff get a free membership. 
  • Interested in advising others? Consider becoming a Resident Advisor in the residential community where you live or helping new students at the Tatkon Center for First-Year Students.  
  • The Community Work-Study Program, sponsored by the Cornell University Public Service Center (PSC), enables Cornell Federal Work-Study students to work for nonprofit organizations, schools, and municipalities in the Ithaca and Tompkins County region.  Opportunities offered include working in the arts, after-school and classroom settings, sustainability and  environmental programs, health services, legal services, information technology,  public works and engineering departments, women's and children’s advocacy and and animal care.
  • The LGBT Resource Center hires paid interns each year. The positions vary, but each provide students interested in justice-related initiatives with practical applications of theory to move forward new initiatives at Cornell. 
  • The Asian & Asian American Center hires paid student staff to fill a variety of roles, including program planning, outreach, publicity and advocacy, and they serve as mentors to a vibrant group of volunteer interns.
  • There a number of student employment opportunities within the Campus Activities group.  Roles may vary from program planning and interpersonal engagement to print marketing and social media.

Looking ahead to life after Cornell? Cornell Career Services is here to help you identify your strengths and interests to help you meet post-graduation career and education goals.