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2020 Cal Energy Corps Application

Applications for summer 2020 are now open. Interested students can view available placements here.

An interdisciplinary selection committee chooses participants on the basis of merit and matches each internship opportunity with qualified applicants. Upon agreement with respective program partners, the California Institute for Energy and the Environment (CIEE) and Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) will notify selected students in March.

Required Application Materials:

  • Application form (online)
  • Statement of purpose (max. 800 words)
  • Academic transcript (unofficial is okay)
  • Resume (1-2 pages)
  • A letter of recommendation from a UC Berkeley faculty member or approved supervisor

The application deadline for Summer 2020 is Saturday, February 29th.

Please use the format (xxx) xxx-xxxx to enter in your phone number.
May 2020 graduates are eligible.
NOTE: It is your own responsibility to confirm the submission of your letter with your recommender


Internship Preferences

Note: While you may express your preferences, a final placement with your preferred organization(s) is not guaranteed.


Please upload 3 files:

Statement of Purpose

Describe your interest and background in energy and climate research. Explain your motivation to participate in the Energy Corps and in the specific internship opportunity/ies you selected as a preference.

Please keep your statement to three pages double-spaced (max 800 words). Upload the file in .pdf format. (The file name should be YOURLASTNAMEstatement.pdf)


Upload a 1-2 page resume of relevant activities in .pdf format. (The file name should be YOURLASTNAMEresume.pdf.)


Submit your most recent transcript (unofficial copy is fine) in .pdf format. (The file name should be YOURLASTNAMEtranscript.pdf.)

Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.


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