Program Details


Climate Corps seeks graduate students with analytical and project management backgrounds who are excited to make an impact through smart energy and climate solutions. Fellows are chosen for their ability to perform quantitative analyses, manage projects and help facilitate organizational change. Our core fellowship requirements are:

  • At the time of application, enrolled in a graduate certificate or degree program studying business, engineering, sustainability, environmental management, public policy or other relevant subjects.
  • Self-starter with project management and leadership experience.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills.
  • A passion for solving environmental challenges.
  • Eligibility to work in India for 8-12 consistent weeks during summer 2024.

Take a look at our 2024 job description and read our fellow brochure here to learn more about what distinguishes us from other summer fellowship programs. Climate Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In order to develop the most innovative and inclusive environmental solutions, we need sustainability leaders that represent the community we serve. The Climate Corps program is proud that our fellows represent a diverse population of individuals with different experiences, backgrounds and identities – both visible and invisible. We believe this diversity makes our program stronger.


India fellows are paid INR 12,500 per week for the duration of their fellowship.

How to apply

EDF looks for students who are passionate about the environment and equipped with the technical and interpersonal skills to be a sustainability leader. Our process is as follows:

1. Recruit 

We will be hosting events throughout July to November for prospective applicants to learn more about Climate Corps India Program. For any India program recruitment-related questions, please email

2. Apply

Submit an application by 09/17/23 at 11:59 pm IST (for early deadline). Applications for regular deadline will open on 21 October and close on 12/17/23 at 11:59 pm IST. Individuals who submit an application before the early deadline will have the opportunity to choose from a more robust list of host organizations.

3. Interview

If your application is successful, you will participate an interview via Zoom where we will evaluate your qualifications. These interviews are compared to the needs of host organizations to determine appropriate matches. Applicants who apply by our early deadline typically participate in this interview between September and October. Those who apply by our late deadline can expect an interview between December and January.

4. Review projects & Match

Matches with host organizations occur in two waves: February for early applicants and March for regular applicants. Candidates who advance to the matching round will receive notice of a more specific timeline. If you receive a match, you are given two weeks to accept.

5. Confirm 

After you accept the match, we will connect you with your potential host organization supervisor for final confirmation. This conversation is an opportunity for you and the host to get to know one another and ensure a successful match.