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IAD Africa Summer Internship Program


Application Deadline: March 9, 2022

The Institute for African Development (IAD) Africa Summer Research Internship Program reinforces academic learning by providing undergraduates the opportunity to actively engage and conduct research with individuals and organizations directly involved in policy and program development in Africa.

The internship program focuses students’ research on five pillars: Gender/Youth/Education, Climate Change/Conservation/Smart Cities, Conflict Prevention/Democracy/Migration/Security/Law, Sustainable Development/Agriculture/Entrepreneurship, and One Health.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Cornell rising sophomore, junior, or senior in good academic standing;
  • Must attend one of the presentations in the IAD Seminar Series (no exceptions) or conversation hours
  • Eight week commitment along with post reflection meetings

CVs should be sent to with the subject line “SU22 Africa Internship.” 

IAD internships are funded by an Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language (UISFL) grant from the U.S. Department of Education, the Einaudi Center, and the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs.

Internship Placements

Internship placements are available with the organizations below and will be on site. A few virtual internships are available.

Additional Information

Funding Type

  • Program


  • Student