Student Opportunities

CIEE is proud to offer opportunities to nurture, encourage and inspire the innovators of tomorrow

CIEE currently maintains two programs for students at UC Berkeley to equip the next generation of energy and climate researchers with the knowledge and hands on experience needed to help shape the future. An earlier program ended in 2018.

The Cal Energy Corps is an undergraduate summer internship program engaging top UC Berkeley undergraduate students in the design, development and delivery of sustainable energy and climate solutions around the world. 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.

To this end, the Rosenfeld Fund provides funding to a UC Berkeley graduate student committed to research on energy efficiency. This includes technical, social science and policy research that can lead to reductions in the use of energy. The successful applicant will be selected for their academic merit, passion, and commitment to pursuing both educational and career paths with a focus on energy efficiency. 

From 2015 to 2018, CIEE managed the DOE-sponsored Berkeley Cleantech University Prize provided aspiring student entrepreneurs with the mentorship, business development training, and investor feedback needed to turn their clean energy ideas into businesses. The contest attracted and sustained a growing body of innovative cleantech ideas, young entrepreneurs, investors, and partners in the western region of the United States.

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