Learn by doing. Brooks School students have the opportunity to study policy and gain hands-on government experience through a range of programs that will take you far beyond the classroom.
Experiential Learning Opportunities
Brooks School State Policy Advocacy Clinic
Put policy analysis and design skills into problem-solving practice while working with state and local leaders on a range of initiatives, all with a goal of improving lives.
Experience a paid internship in the New York State Legislature while earning Cornell credit. Discover how to improve state policies and laws, whether your interest is health care, the environment, education or elsewhere.
Cornell in Washington
Live, learn, and intern in Washington D.C. Live and go to class in the heart of D.C. at the Cornell Wolpe Center. Explore the best the city has to offer. Secure a meaningful internship at the White House, on Capitol Hill or at scores of government and nonprofit offices and agencies.
Nestled between the Alps and the Mediterranean in magnificent northern Italy, the city of Turin provides an inspiring background to explore the causes and consequences of population change, the debates unfolding in Europe around these issues, and the policies intended to address them.
Real-world work experience will help you build your skills, build your resume, and build your network. Plus, you’ll have the reward of applying your Cornell education to improve public policy even before you graduate. The Office of Admissions, Student Services, and Career Management will help you land a rewarding internship.
Brooks School Honors Program
If you’re a high-achiever, consider the Honors Program. You’ll have unique research and training opportunities, while exploring a public policy topic that you’re passionate about.
Brooks School Opportunity Grants
Thanks to generous Brooks School supporters, Opportunity Grants provide funds so you can take advantage of unpaid internships as well as research, service, and engagement opportunities.