Net ImpactThe Climate Corps program is a partnership between Net Impact and Environmental Defense Fund. The program embeds trained MBA students from top-ranking business schools in leading companies to develop practical, actionable energy efficiency plans. Climate Corps fellows spend up to three months identifying and analyzing savings opportunities. They also develop detailed investment and implementation plans that help businesses cut costs and reduce emissions.

In 2009, 23 companies and 26 fellows participated. Prior host companies include Hewlett-Packard, eBay and Sony Pictures Entertainment among others. The 2009 fellows uncovered efficiencies in lighting, computer equipment, and heating and cooling systems that will help the host companies to:

  • Save $54 million in net operational costs over the project lifetimes;
  • Cut the equivalent of 160 million kilowatt hours of energy use per year—enough to power 14,000 homes;
  • Avoid over 100,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year— equivalent to taking more than 12,000 SUVs off the road.

The plan is to place 50 fellows in companies across the US for Climate Corps 2010.


  • Active Net Impact member; you can join here and scholarships are available
  • MBA candidate (preferred)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Self-starter with strong project management experience
  • Strong background in financial analysis and/or engineering
  • Corporate advisory or consulting experience
  • Familiarity with greenhouse gas management, climate change and energy issues a plus
  • Eligibility to work in the United States during the summer of 2010

The application includes the following pieces:

  • Resume: Applicants need to submit a customized one page resume highlighting any previous work in energy efficiency, energy or sustainability. The more specific you can be about relevant experience, the easier it is for us to match you.
  • Essay Questions: Applicants will be asked to submit short essay responses with their applications.
  • Geographic Location Constraints: Host companies can be located anywhere in the United States. Fellows may be offered a position in the program before they are matched with a host company, it is important to indicate how flexible you are on your geographic constraints for summer 2010.


All 2010 application materials are due no later than 5:00pm PST on Monday, January 11, 2010.

If you are a Net Impact member, please find the job description and application on the Net Impact Job Board.  If you are not a Net Impact member, you can join at Scholarships are available. You can then visit the Net Impact Job Board.

If you are not ready to submit the final application, you can fill out this interest form to stay updated about the application process.

Additional information:

Read through the FAQs for Climate Corp fellows and visit the Climate Corps home page for additional information.

Contact the Climate Corps program for more information and to get involved in the 2010 program.

Note: Please do not contact the Green Economy Post regarding this opportunity.  We are not affiliated with the sponsoring organizations, and therefore have no additional information. Sometimes the link is changed for the opportunities.  When this happens, go to the home page of the organizers to locate information on the opportunity or contact the organization directly.

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Aysu Katun is an associate editor at the Green Economy Post. She received her MBA degree from The Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business, where she focused on sustainability, marketing and strategy. At Fisher, she was a leading member of Net Impact's OSU chapter, which won the Chapter of the Year Award in 2009 . Before beginning her MBA, Aysu worked at Hewlett Packard in Turkey. A passionate traveler, Aysu has been to 27 countries and worked in three. Due to her international experience, Aysu is able to bring a unique perspective to sustainability issues in business.