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Undergraduate Migrations Scholars

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Join our team of undergraduate Migrations scholars to promote the study of migration at Cornell University.

Under the guidance of Migrations postdoctoral fellow Sabrina Axster, the undergraduate Migrations scholars support programming related to Cornell's Migrations initiative, which studies how all living things move from place to place on our planet.

As a scholar, you’ll receive a $250 stipend for the semester and gain leadership experience, interact with faculty and visiting migration scholars, and develop your interest in and familiarity with key issues in migration studies through collaboration and student-centered programming.

You’ll complete one media project that analyzes global, national, or local migration, such as a newspaper article, a blog post, a podcast, an interview, an animated movie, a photo project, or something similar. Final projects will be made publicly available on the Migrations initiative’s website at the end of the semester.


This honorary role is available to undergraduates who are in the migration studies minor or who can demonstrate a commitment to migration studies.

You should be in good standing academically and have no unresolved disciplinary charges or sanctions, be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at the time of the fellowship (e.g., not on LOA), and be on campus in Ithaca for in-person meetings and mentoring in spring 2024.


December 18, 2023


Stipend of $250 for the spring semester.

How to Apply

Fill out the online application. The application requires you to submit a short paragraph (250 words) about why you want to be a Migrations scholar and your resume or CV.

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