photo credit: Berkeley Lab - Roy Kaltschmidt, photographer

The Cal Energy Corps is an undergraduate internship program created to engage the best and brightest students from UC Berkeley in the design, development and delivery of sustainable energy and climate solutions around the world. Launched in February 2011, this new program seeks to provide tangible contributions that build on and enhance the students’ academic work -- in essence, enabling participants to make a difference by contributing their talents to real-world projects, while training and inspiring them for future careers and leadership. Cal Energy Corps placements are challenging, hands-on assignments with leading organizations in the private and public sector.

Cal Energy Corps participants spend up to twelve weeks working with partner organizations in the United States and overseas.  In summer 2014, internships will be available at different times between mid-May and mid-August. Program opportunities will be announced in February 2014. The application deadline for summer 2014 placements will be March 30, 2014.

The Cal Energy Corps provides student participants with transportation and housing costs, as well as a weekly stipend of $600 for the duration of the internship. All placements are full-time; interns are generally expected to work 40 hours per week.

Following the internship, students participate in a widely attended UC Berkeley Cal Energy Corps Symposium to share their work and lessons learned.

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