EDF Climate Corps - How to Apply

EDF Climate Corps is the premiere fellowship program for corporate energy management. The application process is rigorous and highly competitive. EDF only selects exceptional students who are passionate about the environment and equipped with the technical and interpersonal skills to be a sustainability leader.

  • Recruitment

    Once our application opens in September, we recruit talented graduates students by giving on-campus information sessions around the country, hosting webinars and attending the Net Impact Conference.

  • Application

    We have two application deadlines, December 6th, 2016 and January 6th, 2017. Applicants who apply in December will be eligible to be matched with host organizations in the first wave of offers, so we highly encourage you to apply early!

  • Interviews

    Next, we interview fellow candidates via Skype to measure candidates against our qualifications and to find the appropriate host match based on host organization's needs. Early applicant interviews are in January to mid-February and regular applicant interviews are in mid-February to March.

  • Placement

    While candidates cannot apply for a specific organization, during the matching process,  EDF will provide an up-to-date list of participating organizations. Candidates will be able to indicate organizations they have a high interest in during the interview process.

  • Offer

    Matches with host companies will happen in two waves, at the end of February for early applicants and at the end of March for regular applicants. Candidates are given two weeks to accept the offer from EDF Climate Corps due to the high volume of matches EDF needs to confirm, so there are no exceptions. 

  • Onboarding

    After a candidate accepts the offer to be an EDF Climate Corps fellow, we will connect them with their potential host organization supervisor for an onboarding conversation. The conversation is an opportunity for the fellow and the supervisor to get to know one another and ensure a successful summer.


EDF Climate Corps seeks top graduate students with analytical and project management backgrounds who are excited to make an impact through smart energy management. Fellows are chosen for their ability to do technical and financial analyses, manage projects and help facilitate organizational change.

  • Current or recent graduate student studying engineering, business, sustainability, environmental management, public policy or relevant degree
  • 2+ years of applicable work experience
  • Self-starter with strong project management and leadership experience
  • Strong financial and quantitative skills, including project valuation
  • Superior oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills 
  • Demonstrated experience working on energy efficiency, clean energy or sustainability projects 
  • A passion for solving environmental challenges
  • Eligibility to work in the United States 

Take a look at our 2017 job description here.

Information Sessions

Each year, the EDF Climate Corps staff travels to universities across the country to present about our fellowship program. Please check back in the fall of 2016 for a list of our campus and virtual information sessions.