Become a Fellow

Jump-start your sustainability career

Become a Climate Corps fellow this summer and launch your sustainability career. Our fellows gain real-world experience working at leading organizations on climate and energy projects.

Climate Corps fellows are graduate students who work with companies, public institutions and nonprofit organizations to identify opportunities to reduce emissions in their operations and supply chains and meet climate commitments.

Read about our project areas below. Additionally, this year we are excited to announce our first ever Climate Corps Animal Agriculture Fellowship.

How Climate Corps works

As a successful applicant, you'll be custom-matched with an organization that’s the best fit to your skills, interests and preferences.

Over the summer, you’ll work directly with staff at your host organization from operations, finance, sustainability, or other departments on innovative energy and climate projects.

At the end of the fellowship, you’ll become part of the Climate Corps network, gaining access to a breadth of professional development resources throughout your career.

Learn more about the fellowship

Climate Corps projects

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Zero emission vehicles

Building Roadmaps for the electrification of fleets

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Sarah Kay - Harris County Metro

Sarah crafted a road map outlining steps toward incorporating zero emission vehicles into the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County fleet.

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Climate commitments

Conducting analysis and building strategies for emissions reductions in operations and supply chains

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Harini Rengarajan – Hershey Company

Harini updated the company’s current GHG emissions goals and determined whether setting a science-based target was possible.

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Food & Agriculture

Reducing food waste and determining emissions reduction opportunities in animal agriculture

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Fredrick Selby - UNFI

Fredrick Selby was tasked with creating real-time dashboards that track progress towards UNFI’s waste reduction goals.

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Renewables and energy efficiency

Identifying opportunities for renewable energy and energy efficiency

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Matt Panopio –, Inc.

Matt evaluated and executed renewable energy opportunities to reduce the company’s carbon emissions.

Program details

Climate Corps is the go-to fellowship program for a career in sustainability. EDF selects students who are passionate about the environment and equipped with the skills needed to advance sustainability projects in organizations in just 10 weeks.

Learn about qualifications, stipend and how to apply

The Climate Corps Network

The Climate Corps network – consisting of over 3,000 alumni fellows, hosts and partners – helps sustainability professionals stay on the cutting edge of technological, policy and sustainability innovations.

As a Climate Corps fellow, you’ll gain access to networking events, professional development opportunities, skills-building trainings and more.

We invite you to join our growing network of sustainability professionals.

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Diversity, equity, inclusion and justice

At Environmental Defense Fund, we believe that by creating a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion, we will similarly foster greater strength and resilience within and beyond the organization.

The Climate Corps program is proud that our fellows come from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences and we believe this diversity makes our program stronger. Climate Corps is committed to continuing to improve upon diversity, equity and inclusion across all areas of our program.

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