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2021 Cal Energy Corps Application

Applications are now open for students to apply for Summer 2021 Internship Placements. Additional hosts and opportunities will be added during the open application period so please be sure to subscribe to our mailing list or social media channels (Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn) to stay up to date on news.

Applications and associated Faculty Recommendation Letters will be due Sunday, March 7, 2021.

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, Cal Energy Corps will notify selected students in March or early April.

Required Application Materials:

  • Application form (see below)
  • Statement of purpose (max. 800 words)
  • Academic transcript (unofficial is okay)
  • Resume (1-2 pages)
  • Letter of Recommendation from a UC Berkeley faculty member or approved supervisor


Please use the format (xxx) xxx-xxxx to enter in your phone number.
May 2021 graduates are eligible.
NOTE: It is your own responsibility to confirm the submission of your letter with your recommender. Have letters submitted online under the Apply > Recommendation Letters page.


Internship Preferences

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


Please upload ONE file with the following:

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 (800 words maximum)


A 1-2 page resume of relevant activities.


Your most recent transcript (unofficial copy is fine).

Please upload the file in .pdf format. (The file name should be YOURLASTNAME_YOURFIRSTNAME.pdf)
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.
Please check all that apply. If other, please specify below.
Please provide some more details about how you heard of this program (i.e. which faculty member, which newsletter, etc). This information will help us better reach interested students in the future.


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