Clinton Global Initiative University

is a consortium of colleges and universities that support, mentor, and provide seed funding to leading student innovators and entrepreneurs on their respective campuses. 14 Cornell students have been admitted as delegates to the 2018 CGI-U conference with Entrepreneurship at Cornell acting as liaison.

Environmental, Finance, and Impact Investing Fellows Program

trains Cornell S.C. Johnson students for emerging opportunities at the intersection of sustainability and finance, including project finance that addresses climate change, ecosystem services, and poverty alleviation.

Center for Transformative Action

provides fiscal sponsorship to innovative, non-profit social entrepreneurs within New York State and provides curricular and extra-curricular educational opportunities in social change and social entrepreneurship.


Office of Investment Policy: Environmental Impact Analysis Internship

The Office of Investment Policy (OIP) analyzes proposed investment projects to ensure their eligibility for OPIC assistance with regard to the agency's policies on worker rights and environmental standards, employment and development and market effects; performs risk analyses and portfolio analyses; and monitors existing projects to assure continued adherence to contractual provisions and statutory requirements.

Arup: Sustainability Consulting Intern

During your internship at Arup, you’ll have the chance to work with some of the most highly respected engineers and specialists in the world. You’ll also get the opportunity to work on exciting and significant projects, delivering quality work that has a positive and lasting influence on the community and the environment.

Pepsico: Global Sustainability Intern

The Intern will work with PepsiCo’s Global Sustainable Agricultural, Global Procurement, and/or Brand Marketing teams on projects related to PepsiCo’s agriculture sustainability programs. Assignments may include, depending on capabilities & interests of the student.

UT Dallas: Social Change Intern

The Social Change and Development (SCD) internship is a unique program that provides students with an opportunity to work directly with non-profit and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), especially those with an international focus. In doing so, students build upon their academic foundation, contribute their intellectual and creative talents to the organization they work with and gain practical experience in the continually expanding realm of voluntary or so-called third-sector organizations.

Relevant Courses at Cornell

AEM 3385      Social Entrepreneurship Practicum: Anabel's Grocery

AEM 3385 is a hands-on learning experience that serves as an entry point for new Anabel's Grocery team members, introducing them to social entrepreneurship, food justice, systems thinking, collaborative leadership practices, and the day-to-day operations of Anabel's. We are looking for students with diverse interests who are passionate about making healthy food accessible to everyone through practical actions that further racial, economic, and ecological justice.

AEM 4355     Healthcare Entrepreneurship: Perspectives and Controversies

The course will introduce students to various perspectives and controversies regarding entrepreneurship in a unique market segment, healthcare. Utilizing a case based approach; students will gain an understanding of how healthcare differs from other business sectors, how opportunities are identified within different sectors of healthcare, and other issues including cost control and regulation. 

HADM 4315     Nonprofit Social Enterprise and Food Justice

This course will provide an overview of nonprofit social enterprise and food justice through service-learning, with a focus on food systems, social ventures and economic policies. Key objectives include identifying management best practices for leading nonprofit food service organizations, including strategy, managing employees/volunteers, fundraising, grant proposal writing, board governance, and marketing and social media. 

HADM 4500     Sustainable Development

An advanced, experiential learning course in which students are primarily tasked to work directly with hospitality companies to solve real sustainability-related issues in the marketplace. Projects are related to the greening of current operations (operational), the refurbishment of existing assets and properties (brownfield), and the establishment of new businesses (Greenfield).