The Experience for Fellows
EDF Climate Corps fellows are embedded in leading companies, cities, universities or nonprofits where they deliver clear, concrete and actionable plans to save money and help the environment. The program provides high-level work experience, training on energy efficiency best practices, access to experts in the field and a network of other fellows across the nation.
In May, fellows are convened and trained by EDF staff and outside experts in energy efficiency strategies for commercial buildings. Through this rigorous four-day training, fellows have the opportunity to leanr best practices and understand the barriers to energy efficiency, go on field trips to better understand building energy systems, learn from guest speakers, and build their network of sustainability colleagues.
Climate Corps Handbook
The Climate Corps Handbook [PDF] is the fellows’ guide throughout the summer for energy efficiency investment opportunities in office buildings and data centers.
Summer Call series
EDF organizes a summer call series with experts in the field on topics relevant to fellow internship workplans. EDF also facilitates check-in conversations with groups of fellows throughout the summer.
Overall support from EDF
In addition to the Training, Handbook, and Summer Call series, EDF supports fellows by:
- Assisting in the creation of their summer workplans.
- Providing fellows with access to online forums, collaboration tools, internal EDF experts and up-to-date energy efficiency resources.
- Facilitating relationships for summer tours/treks to host organizations, discussion panels and other opportunities.
"REI's participation with the Climate Corps program was instrumental in helping us identify energy efficiency opportunities, empower our facilities managers, and help REI move forward in reaching our aggressive sustainability goals for our Co-op. The Climate Corps program is an innovative program that proves that collaboration is essential to accelerating progress."
-Kirk Myers, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager