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Thank you for your interest in Climate Corps!
Please review and complete the following application.
Once submitted, we will review your application and notify you if further documentation or information is required. If you have any issues with submitting the form, please contact Daniel Hill here.
Part I: Host Information

Part II: Project Information

Part III: Fellow Preferences
Information collected here is used to inform the selection of your 2021 fellow. Please be as detailed as possible. All responses are confidential and used only to inform the selection of your Climate Corps fellow. If you are unsure of any preferences, leave the response blank and we will follow up for additional information at a later time.

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Part IV: Program Description

Climate Corps Program Goals

Climate Corps is designed to help Host Organizations accelerate their climate and clean energy projects and meet their goals. By enrolling in Climate Corps, Host Organizations are matched with a Climate Corps fellow(s) who will be placed onsite or remotely for 8-12 weeks in the summer of 2021. The fellow(s) provides Host Organizations with customized deliverables that can include strategy development, detailed project and cost analyses, and implementation recommendations. By participating in Climate Corps, the Host Organization will gain access to a network of energy and climate professionals and to the events and resources made available to Climate Corps hosts, fellows and alumni.

EDF will:

  • Recruit and match a qualified fellow with the Host Organization OR integrate a fellow(s) independently selected by the Host Organization into the program (please consult with EDF for more information).

  • Train the fellow in May 2021 on sustainability and climate strategies, best practices, resources and skillsets applicable to their Host Organization project.

  • Assign an EDF engagement manager who will be available throughout the fellowship for support and guidance to both the fellow and Host Organization.

  • Aggregate and publicize the total energy and cost savings identified by all Climate Corps fellows in order to maximize the impact of the program.

The Host Organization will:

  • Hire fellow(s) at a salary of at least $1,250 per week for at least eight weeks. EDF cannot accept funds from private companies; companies must pay fellow(s) the above salary and reimbursement directly.

  • Provide fellow(s) a supportive high-level project sponsor, as well as an accessible day-to-day direct supervisor for the duration of the fellowship.

  • Provide fellow(s) with suitable equipment and, if onsite, office space and facilitate support from relevant departments (e.g., facilities management, purchasing). All HR paperwork for fellow(s) must be completed prior to the start of the fellowship.

  • Comply with all relevant state and federal labor laws, including, but not limited to the Fair Labor Standards Act and carry the fellow on its workers compensation insurance policy.

  • Disburse fellow compensation according to its standard payroll procedures.

  • Make relevant records and information available to fellow(s) (e.g., energy bills, facilities records). Share relevant data with EDF to facilitate fellowship deliverable completion in accordance with confidentiality agreement.

  • Provide EDF with project updates and the resulting savings periodically upon request after fellowship completion.

The fellow will:

  • Provide documentation that they are either a U.S. Citizen OR authorized to work in the U.S. over the summer prior to starting work.

  • Work with the Host Organization to review existing energy and sustainability data, identify potential energy-saving measures and associated savings, and complete the agreed upon project scope.

  • BEFORE completion of the fellowship, deliver to the Host Organization and EDF a detailed deliverable, which may include:

    • A final report/presentation

    • A list of all energy and climate recommendations and associated cost savings, energy conservation, and CO2 reductions associated with each

    • An implementation plan

    • Supporting financial and environmental analysis

    • A summary of the fellow’s project

  • Present the deliverable to the fellow's direct supervisor, high-level sponsor, and any other staff at the Host Organization at a date and in a form as mutually agreed between all parties.

Part V: Confidentiality & Publicity


In order for EDF and the Host Organization to collaborate effectively, either party may disclose (the “Discloser”) certain confidential information to the fellow and to the other party (the “Recipient”) subject to the terms and conditions of this Application. Confidential information means and includes any and all documents, information and materials provided or made available (directly or indirectly), whether visually or orally, by the Discloser to the Recipient including the Recipient’s employees, agents, contractors, subcontractors or any affiliate(s), or to the fellow, under or in connection with this Application including, but not limited to, all technical and non-technical information, customer information, or plans, financials, business strategies, research and development, software and hardware, designs, proprietary formulae and algorithms (“Confidential Information”). Irrespective of any separate agreement entered into between the Fellow and the Host Organization, any Confidential Information generated by or on behalf of the Fellow for the Host Organization will be made available to EDF.

The restrictions in this Application will not apply to Confidential Information to the extent it (i) was in the public domain at the time of disclosure; (ii) became publicly available after disclosure to Recipient without breach of this Application; (iii) was lawfully received by Recipient from a third party without such restrictions; (iv) was known to Recipient, its employees or agents without such restrictions prior to its receipt from the Discloser; (v) was generally made available to third parties by the Discloser without such restriction; or (vi) is required to be disclosed by Recipient pursuant to judicial order or other compulsion of law, provided that Recipient will provide to the Discloser prompt notice of such order and comply with any protective order imposed on such disclosure.

Program Publicity:

Notwithstanding the Confidentiality section above, the Host Organization agrees and acknowledges that EDF may publicize the Host Organization’s participation in Climate Corps. EDF may publish the Results (defined below) of the fellowship program only with the prior written consent and approval of the Host Organization. Results shall include but not be limited to a summary of the Fellowship, its impact on the Host Organization and associated cost, energy, and greenhouse savings identified by the Fellow (“Results”). Use of the Host Organization’s logo by EDF and EDF’s logo by the Host Organization is restricted to representation of participation in Climate Corps. Use of logos for any other purpose, including endorsement of activities, is strictly prohibited without prior written approval from the Host Organization and EDF with respect to each other’s logo.


As the Fellow is not an employee of EDF, the Host Organization agrees to indemnify and hold EDF harmless from any and all claims or damages arising out of (i) any disclosure of Confidential Information or Results by Fellow not authorized by Host and (ii) the behavior or performance of the Fellow while employed by the Host Organization.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice:

Climate Corps is committed to improving upon diversity, equity, inclusion and justice across all areas of our program. We are proud that our fellows represent a diverse population of individuals with different experiences, backgrounds and identities - both visible and invisible. We believe this diversity makes our program stronger.

We similarly seek host organizations that embrace diversity, equity, inclusion and justice. We expect all participating host organizations to provide a safe, welcoming and inclusive work environment for their fellows.

By clicking submit below, the Organization agrees to be bound by the terms of this application in all respects and to be a 2021 Climate Corps Host Organization.