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EDF Climate Corps Fellow

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Academic Level:
Graduate Students (Masters)

Multiple Locations -Job Type: 10-12 week Summer Fellowship


EDF Climate Corps selects and trains graduate students from a wide range of programs, and places them inside leading companies and organizations around the world for 10-12 weeks during the summer to identify customized energy management solutions. Since 2008, EDF Climate Corps has placed over 500 fellows who have uncovered energy-saving opportunities that could save over $1.4 billion in net operating costs, the equivalent of removing 400,000 cars off the roads each year. Past host organizations include Yahoo, Dow Chemical, City of Boston, General Motors, PG&E, and the Chicago Housing Authority. See the full list on our website.


EDF Climate Corps fellows work on a growing variety of project types that include:

* Energy EfficiencyIdentify energy and cost-saving measures in commercial, industrial or municipal settings.

* Data analysis and energy information systemsThrough data tracking and analysis, help an organization better understand its energy usage.

* Employee engagement and behavior changeDesign and sustain programs to advance energy initiatives and cut costs by empowering employees.

* Energy Management StrategyImprove performance through benchmarking, energy tracking, goal setting, reporting and certifications.

* Demand response, renewables and clean energyUncover opportunities for demand response, renewable energy, utility incentives and procurement policies.

* Logistics and Products DistributionOptimize the movement of goods by creating fuller truckloads and switching to more carbon-efficient modes.QUALIFICATIONS

* Current or recent graduate student studying engineering, business, sustainability, environmental management or public policy

* 2+ years of relevant work experience

* Self-starter with strong project management and stakeholder engagement experience

* Strong financial and quantitative skills, including project valuation

* Superior oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills

* Demonstrated experience working on energy efficiency, energy or sustainability projects or initiatives

* Familiarity with climate change and energy issues

* Eligibility to work in the United States during the summer of 2017

All selected EDF Climate Corps fellows are required to attend a week-long training in May.


Sign up for our EDF Climate Corps 2017 Summer Fellowship mailing list and visit the EDF Climate Corps website to learn about program details, the summer experience, and timelines.


Should you have questions, please email our staff at Keep yourself in the conversation by becoming a fan on Facebook (EDFClimateCorps) and following us on Twitter and Instagram (@edfbiz).


With world attention focused on both the environment and the economy, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is where policymakers and business leaders turn for win-win solutions. This leading green group, with programs from Boston to Beijing, has tripled in size over the past decade by focusing on strong science, uncommon partnerships and market-based approaches. You can be part of a vibrant workplace that welcomes diverse perspectives, talents and contributions, where innovation and a focus on results are a way of life.
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Participating Institution(s):
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Environmental Defense Fund (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Business Administration
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Environmental Sciences
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
STEM Fields
Urban Planning & Design

Alternative Energy
Clean Energy
Climate Change
Energy Efficiency
Environmental Economics
Green Energy
Green Industry

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Page last updated 9/1/2018
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