Cornell University


Application Process

Students should not begin their application until an internship appointment has been confirmed with the employer. Employers can begin their application at any time.

We continue to accept applications on a rolling basis until all of the available funding is allocated or through June 16. Therefore, we encourage both students and employers to submit their applications as early as possible.

It will be the student's responsibility to follow up with the employer to confirm the hire and to establish a convenient start date. Students are also responsible for confirming that the employer has completed (and submitted) all of the DYO application paperwork no later than June 16. If all of the required student and employer forms are not submitted, the funding approval will be withdrawn.


Both student and employer will need to click on their respective link below and complete all of the forms listed in their checklist. This link for each party will also allow both student and employer to track each other's submitted forms and check on the status of the application.

COVID-19 UPDATE 3/27/20
We are continuing to support students and employers in creating customized internships through the DYO Program. However, given the frequently changing government regulations, we CAN NOT guarantee that funds will still be available this year.

At this time, we plan to move forward as normal until summer guidance becomes more clear. The Summer 2020 Application is now open. Please continue to check back at this page for updates.

Student Application 

Employer Application

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