Fellowships

Breaking the Barriers to Climate. Your Launchpad into Climate Tech.

Penn doesn't have any on-campus recruiting (OCR) for climate innovation, making it difficult to break into climate. We aim to change that. Through our fellowships program, students apply to work with cutting-edge climate startups/companies, gaining exposure, hands-on experience, and connections to the broader climate space while delivering value to companies.

Program Details

PCV offers 2 tracks for students:

Consulting

  • Groups of 4-5 students work on a semester-long project for a climate tech startup/company
  • Each group is has 1 project lead responsible for liaising between PCV, the company, and the team
  • Projects are diverse and could include anything from software development to design and business development
  • Applications involve a written application and an interview with PCV

Fast-Track Internships:

  • 1-2 students are selected to work closely with a founder in the climate space
  • Founders tell us what kind of skills and support they’re looking for, but specific projects and commitments are discussed between you and the founder
  • Minimum 10 weeks commitment
  • Applications involve a written application, an interview with PCV, and an interview with the founder

Please note that this program is separate from our leadership team. While leadership is a minimum year-long commitment, our Fellowships program is a semester long commitment - your commitment is tied to your project. We do this because our selection of projects varies greatly and may require completely different skills cohort to cohort. However, as a consultant and intern participating in our Fellowships program, you will have access to our Discord/all internal happenings/alum network, be invited to all socials and internal activities, and find a lifelong community of students passionate about climate, technology, and innovation.

Fall 2021 Projects and Partners

Consulting

Banyan Infrastructure

Research into project finance and energy

Con Edison

Carbon capture + decarbonization of steam energy system

Curiati Collective

Business development on circular economy

PowerAdvocate

Assessing supply chain emissions

CarbonInfinity

Direct air capture (DAC) factory planning + design

Internships

Andurand Capital

  • Investment Stock Pitch (2)

More info here

Carbon Infinity
  • ML Intern for Material Discovery

More info here

ClimateBase
  • Developer
  • Data Architect/Business Development

More info here

Oasis Regenerative

  • Creative Development Associate
  • Strategic Development Associate
  • Hardware Engineering Associate
  • Software Engineering Associate
  • Life SciencesAssociate

More info here

The Sustainability Wiki

  • Data Architect/Business Development
  • Community Dev/Social Media Marketing

  • More info here

FAQ's

What’s the time commitment like?

  • Consulting: 4-5 hrs / wk for 1 semester
  • Internship: determined by you and the founder

What are the projects like?

  • Projects depend on the companies we partner with and their needs. We do our best to source projects that span a range of disciplines, but there are no set rules on what projects we end up offering.

What’s the application process like?

  • Consulting: Initial written application → second round in-person or Zoom interview with PCV → decision
  • Fast-Track Internship: Initial written application → second round in-person or Zoom interview with PCV → final round interview with founder → decision

When will applications be released?

  • Fall 2021 applications will be released August 31!

Can I apply for multiple consulting projects and/or internships?

  • Yes, however, you will only be assigned to one opportunity based on which opportunity fits the best with your interests!.

Are you a company interested in partnering with us?

If you're a company interested in partnering with us, we'd love to hear from you! Please email pennclimateventures@gmail.com with "Fellowships Company Partnership" in the subject field and we'll get back to you shortly.