Only open to Stern Graduate Students
Join the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) for a corporate presentation on their Climate Corps summer fellowship. Note the deadline to register is November 4, 2020.
Climate Corps is the premier graduate fellowship program to jump-start your career in clean energy or sustainability. The competitive program selects qualified candidates from a variety of disciplines to work for a summer embedded within leading organizations to identify customized energy and climate solutions. Fellows works in cities across the US and China for 8-12 weeks. Fellows will gain access to an interactive training as well continuing education, including professional development opportunities, online resources and webinars.
Since 2008, Climate Corps has placed over 1,100 fellows in host organizations including American Red Cross, Google, Lyft, NYC Mayor's Office of Sustainability and TPG Capital. A list of 2021 host organizations will be available to candidates during the interview process. Fellows are matched with host organizations based on their location, industry and project type preferences. See the full list of past organizations on their website.
Projects to Match Your Unique Skills and Career Goals
Working under the guidance of a host supervisor and EDF engagement manager, fellows uncover energy 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: Identify energy and cost-saving measures, evaluate financing options and explore opportunities to implement advanced energy management technologies across a portfolio of buildings.
- Creating Commitments: Develop greenhouse gas emissions 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.
- Accelerating Renewables & Electrification: Uncover opportunities for renewable energy generation, create strategies for increasing resiliency through microgrids, and recommend tactics to increase the adoption of electric vehicles.
- Evaluating Supply Chain Sustainability: Quantify and baseline scope 3 emissions and develop recommendations for engaging suppliers on energy-related emission reduction opportunities.