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Grow a Career! The Cornell Plantations Internship Program

Raised toward our $10,000 Goal
78 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on September 30, at 11:59 PM EDT
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Success --Thanks to Your Support!

October 01, 2014

We are deeply grateful to you and all of the 78 donors who contributed to our crowdfunding project. We met our goal of raising $10,000 to fund 2 internships for Cornell students at Plantations next summer.  Thank you for your support to grow more careers!!

Thanks and help us spread the word!

September 05, 2014

The Plantations Internship Program crowdfunding site has been live now for almost 2 full days, and thanks to your support we've raised 4% of our goal!  Please help us spread the word by sharing the project with your contacts through Facebook, Twitter, and email:

Thanks and have a great weekend!

30% Raised with Your Help! Let's take the next leap...

September 17, 2014

Thank you for your generosity!  With 13 days to go, we're at 30% of the way toward reaching our $10,000 goal to fund 2 internships for Cornell students at Plantations. Please help us create more buzz and donations by posting to Facebook pages, Twitter, etc. and sharing with friends and family through email.  It's easy to do this from the website:

The power and inspiration that comes from a place such as Cornell Plantations is remarkable. Your support really means a lot to me and future Cornell students!  Thank you so much. -- Justin Kondrat '14, Plantations marketing intern


Halfway Home: Growing Careers at Cornell Plantations

September 23, 2014

With 1 week to go and thanks to your generosity, we are half-way to our goal of raising $10,000 for 2 student internships at Cornell Plantations next summer! 

"There's so much that you just can't learn from a textbook. You need to do things, you need to actually see the plants in their environment. Working at Plantations is a really good educational experience."--Esther Okech '16

"Having an understanding about plants, because that's really what life is based on, really helps you grow as a person. I had such a great experience here and I just hope that other students can have a similar one."--Chris Conlon '15

Help us meet our goal by sharing this update and video with your friends, colleagues, and others who believe in these young leaders!

Last Days!

September 28, 2014

Thank you to the firtst 59 donors who have helped us raise 75% of our goal. Please share this project with others who care about our educational mission. 

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Choose a giving level


Sow a Seed

Workshop supplies (notebooks, sketchpads, etc.)


Water the Sprout

Essential equipment (e.g., garden gloves, hand-clippers, seed & plant collecting supplies)


Nurture Growth

One day’s wages for one student intern.


Let the Sun Shine

One Learning Monday field trip (e.g. Bog Day to study rare plant conservation)


Smell the Roses

Honorarium for a workshop instructor (photography, botanical illustration)


Pick a Bouquet

Hoffman Challenge Course fees for team-building workshop


Harvest the Bounty

5 Learning Mondays or 10% of one intern's summer salary


Conserve for the Future

A month’s salary for one student intern.