EDF Climate Corps is the premier graduate fellowship program to jump-start your career in clean energy or sustainability. Fellows join an exclusive network of over a thousand EDF Climate Corps alumni and other energy and sustainability professionals, working to advance climate solutions in leading organizations around the world.
Our competitive program selects qualified candidates from a variety of disciplines to work for a summer embedded within leading organizations to identify customized energy management and climate solutions. Fellows will gain access to an interactive in-person training as well as resources and continuing education, including professional development opportunities, online resources and webinars. Apply today!
Since 2008, EDF Climate Corps has placed nearly 1,000 fellows in host organizations including Under Armour, Google, City of Los Angeles, BlackRock, Caterpillar, Lyft, College of Menominee Nation and the New York City Mayor’s Office of Sustainability. A list of 2019 host organizations will be available to candidates during the interview process and fellows are matched with host organizations based on their location, industry and project type preferences. See the full list of past organizations on our website.
Projects to Match Your Unique Skills and Career Goals
Working under the guidance of a host supervisor and EDF engagement manager, fellows uncover strategic energy management and climate solutions for their host organization. Projects culminate in a written report and series of recommendations to the host organization. Projects may focus on:
Scaling Energy Efficiency Solutions: Identify energy and cost-saving measures, evaluate financing options and explore opportunities to implement advanced energy management technologies across a portfolio of buildings.
Carbon Mitigation Strategies: Develop GHG targets that are based in science and create strategies to achieve emission reduction goals through data-driven analysis such as energy benchmarking and carbon accounting.
Clean and Renewable Energy: Uncover opportunities for renewable energy generation, procurement and storage.
Sustainable Supply Chain Management: Quantify and baseline scope 3 emissions and develop recommendations for engaging suppliers on energy related emission reduction opportunities.
$1,250 per week and reimbursement of travel costs to the training and EDF Climate Corps Summit, an annual fall conference.
Please visit our website to complete your 2019 fellow application. For early consideration and the best opportunity to be matched with your preferred host organization, please apply by December 3, 2018 11:59 pm PT. The final application deadline is January 7,2019 11:59 pm PT. For more information about the timeline and program, please visit the EDF Climate Corps website. Environmental Defense Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Current or recent graduate student studying engineering, business, sustainability, environmental management, public policy or relevant degree
2 years of applicable work experience
Self-starter with strong project management and leadership experience
Superior oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills
Completion of graduate-level finance coursework by the summer of 2019
A passion for solving environmental challenges
Eligibility to work in the United States during the summer of 2019
Strong financial and quantitative skills, including project valuation
Demonstrated experience working on energy efficiency, clean energy or sustainability projects
Proficiency in quantitative and qualitative data analysis
Understanding of greenhouse gas emissions accounting and reporting frameworks (e.g., CDP, GHG Protocol, The Climate Registry)
All selected EDF Climate Corps fellows will attend a week-long training in May 2019.
About Environmental Defense Fund
Environmental Defense Fund’s mission is to preserve the natural systems on which all life depends.Guided by science and economics, we find practical and lasting solutions to the most serious environmental problems.
What distinguishes Environmental Defense Fund is the combination of what we protect and how we protect it.
We work to solve the most critical environmental problems facing the planet. This has drawn us to areas that span the biosphere: climate, oceans, ecosystems and health. Since these topics are intertwined, our solutions take a multidisciplinary approach. We work in concert with other organizations — as well as with business, government and communities — and avoid duplicating work already being done effectively by others.