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EDF Climate Corps

Fellowships to USA, Canada, and International Graduate Students to
Gain Energy Management Experience at Corporate Energy Organizations

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)

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Deadline Date:

12/05/17 11:59 PM PT


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Fellowships to USA, Canada, and International graduate students from leading universities to work for the summer in preeminent corporate energy organizations. Fellows will have unparalleled opportunities to gain professional experience in clean energy and sustainability and contribute to solving energy management and climate issues.

EDF Climate Corps seeks top graduate students with analytical and project management backgrounds who are excited to make an impact through smart energy management. Fellows are chosen for their ability to do technical and financial analyses, manage projects and help facilitate organizational change. The application process is rigorous and highly competitive. EDF only selects exceptional students who are passionate about the environment and equipped with the technical and interpersonal skills to be a sustainability leader.

- 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
- Strong financial and quantitative skills, including project valuation
- Superior oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills
- Demonstrated experience working on energy efficiency, clean energy or sustainability projects
- A passion for solving environmental challenges
- Eligibility to work in the United States

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 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 demand response, renewable energy generation, storage and clean energy procurement.
- Sustainable Supply Chain Management: Quantify and baseline scope 3 emissions and develop recommendations for
engaging suppliers on energy related emission reduction opportunities.

EDF Climate Corps fellowships are a minimum of 10 weeks between May and September. The exact weeks will depend on the host’s and fellow's schedule.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 174397

Estimated Size of Grant:

EDF provides a fellow salary of at least $1,250 per week for at least ten weeks and $2,500 for fellow travel and accommodations at the training and annual network event

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be current or recent graduate student studying engineering, business, sustainability, environmental management, public policy or relevant degrees with 2+ years of applicable work experience.

EDF welcomes applications from anyone who fits the criteria of the program and is eligible to work in the United States during the summer. If you are an international student, please make it clear on your application that you are eligible to work in the United States when applying.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Each year, EDF Climate Corps staff and fellow alumni host virtual information sessions about the fellowship program.  

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Info Session Webinar:

Pre-Application Information:

There are two application deadlines, December 5, 2017 11:59 PM PT, and January 5, 2018 at 11:59 pm PT.

Applicants who apply by December 5th will be eligible to be matched with host organizations in the first wave of offers at the end of February. Applicants who apply by the second deadline will be eligible to be matched in late March. EDF encourages applicants to apply early to get the best chance of being accepted to their preferred host organization.


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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon


International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.