Become a Host

Advance your sustainability projects

Hiring a Climate Corps fellow is a proven way to achieve your clean energy and climate goals.

Armed with a fresh perspective and the latest best practices, Climate Corps fellows come ready to support your organization on a variety of sustainability projects, including:

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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 and off-site renewable energy, electric vehicles and micro-grids.

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Matt Panopio – Amazon.com, Inc.

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

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How Climate Corps Works

Hosting a fellow is a low-cost and low-risk way to save money while advancing your sustainability program. Based on your needs, we pair you with a bright, enthusiastic graduate student with the right experiencing and training. Your fellow will work on site for 10-12 weeks to design customized solutions specific to your organization. By the end of the summer, you’ll be provided with customized and actionable strategies to solving your most complex energy and climate related projects.

Program Timeline


  • January 31 Host application deadline

  • March to April You get custom matched with a fellow best suited for your project

  • May Fellows attend an in-depth, week-long training

  • June to August Summer fellowships take place for 10-12 weeks

  • October Fellows attend the annual Climate Corps Summit

Host Requirements


  • Hire fellow(s) directly at a salary of at least $1,250 per week for at least ten weeks, and reimburse up to $2,500 for travel expenses. Total fellowship cost is ~$15,000.

  • Provide a supportive high-level project sponsor, as well as an accessible day-to-day manager for the duration of the fellowship.

  • Provide EDF with periodic updates on project progress upon request after fellowship completion.

Ready to apply or have more questions?

Find out how your organization can benefit from a Climate Corps fellow.