FAQ for Hosts
Who are the fellows?
EDF Climate Corps fellows are top graduate students who are trained by EDF. We recruit from leading universities, vet a pool of over 1000 candidates and make custom matches to companies based on areas of expertise and organizational needs.
How many companies have hosted an EDF Climate Corps fellow?
Since 2008, we’ve placed over 800 fellows within over 400 different organizations. See all past and present host organizations here.
Have any of my peer organizations participated?
Over 400 organizations from a wide range of industries and sectors have hosted a Climate Corps fellow. You can easily browse our full database to find out more about fellow projects and past partners here.
How long is the fellowship?
EDF Climate Corps fellowships are a minimum of 10 weeks between May and September. The exact weeks will depend on the host’s and fellow's schedule.
How will EDF train the fellows?
EDF will host a weeklong training in late May. Last year's agenda can be found here. Also, throughout the summer, EDF will provide additional training webinars, and each fellow will have an EDF Engagement Manager for support when specific questions arise.
What is the host organization’s commitment?
EDF Climate Corps host organizations agree that they will:
- Provide a fellow salary of at least $1,250 per week for at least ten weeks and $2,500 for fellow travel and accommodations at the training and annual network event. Price will vary for our China program.
- Provide a supportive high-level project sponsor and an accessible day-to-day manager
- Provide suitable office space and support from relevant departments
- Make accessible relevant records and information such as energy
What is EDF’s commitment?
EDF Climate Corps agrees to:
- Recruit and interview qualified graduate students
- Train the fellows and provide them with resources such as the EDF Climate Corps Handbook
- Provide each fellow with an EDF Engagement Manager for support throughout the fellowship
- Aggregate and publicize the total energy and cost savings identified through the EDF Climate Corps program
- Be available for follow-up consultations after fellowship completion
What is the fellow’s commitment?
EDF Climate Corps fellows agree that they will:
- Provide documentation that they are a U.S. Citizen or authorized to work in the U.S. over the summer
- Work onsite at the host organization full-time for at least ten weeks on the assigned workplan
- Provide final deliverables based on their workplan including a set of recommendations and tools to drive next steps
How will EDF be using the final reports and the information presented in them?
The aggregate results of EDF Climate Corps will be made public in order to maximize both environmental and business benefits. However, EDF will not refer to any organization’s specific program or results publicly without prior written approval.
What are some sample outcomes of the program?
All of our case studies can be found here.
I have an idea for a project, what are the next steps?
Contact us! We can set up a call with one of our trained professionals to help you develop your project and walk you through the application process. Click here or call (202)-572-3235.