How Climate Corps Works

The process: rigor, excellence, results

  1. Rigorous Selection We recruit and match top-tier graduate students based on the needs of host organizations. We take into consideration student skills, experience and location preference in making a match with a host company.
  2. Expert Training In May, we host a week-long training for our fellows with EDF experts and sustainability consultants. The curriculum covers energy efficiency, sustainability strategy, carbon accounting, building systems, financial analysis and more. See the 2019 training agenda.
  3. Professional Experience Every summer over 100 Climate Corps fellows spend 10 to 12 weeks developing customized climate and energy projects for companies, cities and organizations across the U.S. and China.
  4. Final Deliverables At the end of the summer, each fellow presents his or her findings to their host organization and submits a final, actionable report of their work.
  5. Follow-Up After the fellowship ends, EDF staff follow up with host organizations to track the implementation of fellow recommendations. In the fall, EDF convenes the alumni network for its annual conference, the Climate Corps Summit.

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