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Over the course of 10-12 weeks, EDF Climate Corps fellows work with his or her host organization to identify, analyze and implement energy efficiency solutions. Alumni fellows have hailed from a wide range of top tier academic programs. Fellows are chosen for their ability to do technical and financial analyses, manage projects, and help facilitate organizational change.
EDF Climate Corps fellows are not expected to have a background in energy efficiency, though experience in the field does help.
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On-campus recruiting events
October 15, 2012
October 26, 2012
Meet members of the EDF team at the Net Impact Conference Expo and attend our reception at Alewife in Baltimore, MD that evening
January 11, 2013
Fellow application submission deadline
February 28, 2013
Host application submission deadline
April 30, 2013
2013 EDF Climate Corps fellows confirmed
April 30, 2013 EDF Climate Corps fellows confirmed.
April-May 2013 Fellow works with host supervisor to draft summer workplan.
May 2013 EDF Climate Corps training for fellows.
June-August 2013 Fellowships last a minimum of 10 weeks. The exact number of weeks will depend on the individual fellow's school schedule and the host organization's preference.
August 2013 Fellows make final presentations to their host organization and prepare final reports for EDF.
August-September 2013 EDF reviews and aggregates results from each fellow. The aggregate results of this program will be made public in order to maximize both environmental and business benefits. However, EDF will not refer to any organization's program or results publicly without prior written approval.
After the Fellowship
EDF's objective is to demonstrate that energy efficiency saves energy and therefore saves organizations money. EDF staff will follow up with the host organizations to find out whether identified measures are implemented and the resulting energy savings six months and 18 months after the fellowship is complete. EDF also convenes all alumni and host organizations each year for its annual EDF Climate Corps Fall Network Event, where participants can connect and share learnings.
Due January 11, 2013 - 5:00pm PT
Applicants will be matched with specific host organizations as they confirm their participation. A full list of host organizations will be made available on the application portal once you submit your applications, and will be automatically updated as we confirm all host throughout February.
Organizations confirm their participation in February. We plan to have most host organizations confirmed when the interview period starts, however some organizations may sign up in March and will be matched in late March.
Screening: Applications are screened for a combination of the following qualifications:
- Superior oral and written communication skills
- Self-starter with strong project management experience
- Experience of graduate-level background in financial analysis
- Consulting, corporate advisory or large company experience
- Resourcefulness and ability to work both independently and on cross-functional teams
- Eligibility to work in the United States during the summer of 2013
Interviewing: EDF is partnering with California Environmental Associates to conduct all interviews. There are two interviews that will be conducted via Skype. The first interview measures candidates against our core selection criteria. The second interview is focused on finding the appropriate match based on organizational culture, the fellow's background and the organization's needs.
If you don't have Skype, you can download it here.
Matching: While candidates cannot apply for a specific organization, EDF will provide an up-to-date list of participating organizations on the application portal. Candidates will be able to check off organizations they have a high interest in for our consideration.
Reference check: References provided are checked after the first interview and prior to making an offer to a candidate.
Offer letter: Candidates are given 7 days to accept the offer from EDF Climate Corps. This is due to the high volume of matches EDF needs to confirm, so there are no exceptions.
Onboarding Conversation: After a candidate accepts the offer to be an EDF Climate Corps fellow, we will connect them with their potential host organization supervisor for the onboarding conversation. The conversation is an opportunity for the fellow and the supervisor to get to know one another and ensure a successful summer. If there is a misalignment in expectations for any reason, EDF will find another placement for the fellow. In the past four years, host organization supervisors have been pleased with all matches we’ve made.
Match Confirmed: EDF Climate Corps will confirm your match officially with you and your host organization supervisor. We will also contact your school’s office of career services to let them know of the match. At this point, you will create your summer workplan with your host supervisor, have a kick-off call with your EDF engagement manager and host supervisor, and plan your travel to the training in May.
Fellows are paid $1,250/week and reimbursed for travel expenses for the EDF Climate Corps training and the Fall Network Event.