Climate Corps is the premier graduate fellowship program to jump-start your career in clean energy or sustainability. Fellows join a network of over a thousand 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 and climate solutions. Fellows will gain access to interactive training as well as continuing education, including professional development opportunities, online resources, and webinars. Since 2008, Climate Corps has placed over 1,100 fellows in host organizations including the 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 our website.
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.
- At the time of application, enrolled in a graduate certificate or degree program studying engineering, business, sustainability, environmental management, public policy, or other relevant subjects
- At least 2 years of work experience
- Self-starter with project management and leadership experience
- Strong oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills
- A passion for solving environmental challenges
- Eligible to work in the United States during the summer of 2021
Depending on available projects, additional skills may be useful:
- 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
- Familiarity with greenhouse gas emissions accounting and reporting frameworks (e.g., CDP, GHG Protocol, The Climate Registry)