Hiring an EDF Climate Corps fellow is a proven way for your organization to take its energy management to the next level.
Our fellows provide immediate, hands-on help for your organization to reap the financial and environmental benefits of sustainability. Backed by EDF’s 45 years of expertise and the powerful EDF Climate Corps network of sustainability professionals, our fellows hit the ground running armed with best practices and sustainability tools - not to mention a fresh perspective and innovative ideas – all of which amplify the financial return and strategic advantage of your corporate sustainability program.
How EDF Climate Corps Works
- Customized Matching We match organizations that need hands-on help to advance their corporate energy initiatives with top graduate students looking to launch their sustainability careers. Each EDF Climate Corps fellow is hand-picked from hundreds of applicants to meet the specific needs of your organization.
- Expert Training We then host a week-long training for the selected fellows with EDF experts and sustainability consultants. Last year's training agenda can be found here.
- Hands-on Help In June, your fellow begins their summer fellowship on-site at your organization where they will spend 10 to 12 weeks working with you on specific energy projects.
- Results Delivered At the end of the summer, your EDF Climate Corps fellow will present their findings and submit a final, actionable plan to accelerate your energy management program.
Since 2008, we’ve successfully placed 600+ fellows with leading organizations and have identified nearly $1.5 billion in energy savings. On average, our fellows identify $1 million in energy savings for each organization involved.
EDF supports each fellow with an Engagement Manager throughout the summer so that your fellow is constantly tapped into EDF’s experts and resources. Host organizations must provide the fellow with a day-to-day supervisor and a high-level sponsor within your organization. The host organizations provide fellows with a $1,250 per week stipend and cover a minimal amount of travel costs.