The Cal Energy Corps, in partnership with the CITRIS Workforce Innovation Program, is an undergraduate summer internship program engaging top UC Berkeley undergraduate students in the design, development and delivery of sustainable energy and climate solutions. All placements are challenging, full-time assignments with leading organizations in the private and public sector, enabling students to gain professional experience working on the technical solutions of social issues in a cohesive learning environment.
During the internship, all participants are expected to keep a blog with regular updates on the progress of their work. Students go on to participate in the annual Cal Energy Corps Symposium in the fall semester to present their research projects to the university community and guests.
All current undergraduate students at UC Berkeley are eligible to apply for the Cal Energy Corps program. Students from all disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Some internship hosts may have specific major preferences, as indicated in their respective position descriptions.
Selected students are expected to commit to working full-time for a minimum of 8 weeks over the summer and will be paid a competitive hourly salary for the duration of the internship. Students will have the opportunity to address energy and climate issues by conducting hands-on research in areas such as renewable energy, carbon policy, buildings efficiency, and sustainable design.
Watch the video below to hear past Cal Energy Corps students describing the research they performed during their program.
A Letter of Recommendation must also be submitted directly from a UC Berkeley faculty member (or approved substitution) here before the deadline. You may not do so on their behalf.