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 3rd, 2018 and January 7th, 2019. 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.

  • Match

    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 match from EDF Climate Corps.

  • Confirmation

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


EDF Climate Corps seeks top 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 technical and financial analyses, manage projects and help facilitate organizational change. Our core fellowship requirements are:

  • 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 during the summer of 2019. See our work authorization policy for more details.

Take a look at our 2019 job description here. Also, be sure to read our brochure to learn more about what distinguishes us from other summer fellowship programs! (EDF Climate Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer.)

More questions? Go to our FAQs

Information Sessions

Each year, EDF Climate Corps staff and fellow alumni host virtual information sessions about our fellowship program.  Join us on October 15th and November 15th!  Visit our calendar registration details.