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 top-tier graduate students who work on the ground with companies and public-sector organizations to reduce emissions in their operations and supply chains.

How Climate Corps works

Once accepted as a fellow, you’ll be custom-matched with an organization that’s the best fit to your skill-set, interests and preferences.

Then, over the summer, you’ll work directly with staff from operations, finance, sustainability, or other departments on innovative energy and climate projects.

At the end of the summer, 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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Scaling energy efficiency

Including new technology and financing

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Colin Curzi – Ventas, Inc.

Colin presented a series of energy efficiency projects and initiated a green building certification pilot.

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Setting GHG targets

that are ambitious and science-based

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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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Evaluating supply chain sustainability

Focused on Scope 3 reductions and supplier engagement

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Carlo Alberto Amadei – Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Carlo identified hotspots in Novartis’ Scope 3 carbon emissions and created a dashboard to track emissions data.

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Accelerating renewables and electrifications

Including on-site, off-site, EVs and microgrids

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Matt Panopio – Amazon.com, Inc.

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

Program details

Climate Corps is the premiere fellowship program for a career in sustainability. EDF selects students who are passionate about the environment and equipped with the technical and interpersonal skills to be a sustainability leader.

Learn about qualifications, stipend and how to apply

The Climate Corps Network

The Climate Corps network – consisting of over 2,000 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 full access to exclusive benefits including 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 and inclusion

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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