Summer Fellowships

MAKE THE MOST OF SUMMER with a fellowship designed for you and funded by the Kleinman Center.


Get Research Experience

Our on-campus research fellowships connect you with faculty mentors who work with you on energy-related scholarship.  You can design an independent research project (under faculty direction) or assist a faculty member with his or her energy research.

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Get Work Experience

Our off-campus professional fellowships connect you with prominent institutions that offer work opportunities. These fellowships are specifically designated for Penn students only.

Get Funding

Interested in an off-campus professional fellowship? Accept your unpaid offer and complete our grant form to secure your stipend.


Summer 2017 Fellowships

This summer, we are excited to offer a wide selection of internships from respected organizations across Pennsylvania. To apply, please follow the instructions on the posting. If offered a position by the host organization, please submit a request through the Student Grants webform in order to receive funding.  

Summer Fellow Highlights


During her fellowship at the U.S. Department of Agriculture: Rural Utilities Service, Oumou Jalloh had her article published in the Rural Cooperative Magazine, toured the White House for the first time, and was able to witnessed the launching of the Rural Development’s newest energy financing program, the Rural Energy Savings Program. Her publication in the Rural Cooperatives Magazine of the USDA was her very first publication!




Beth Murray (bottom right) worked with the U.S. Green Building Council's advocacy group advocating for local, state, and federal policies that promote sustainable building practices. Specifically, she looked at 15 U.S. cities that have passed building performance benchmarking ordinances and talked to people in sustainability offices of leading cities across the United States. As an older student looking at a career transition, Beth said she felt very lucky to be working on a project that gave her a chance to learn more about organizations doing the kind of work she would like to do after Penn.




A Selection of Past Fellowships from 2016


U.S. Department of Agriculture: Rural Utilities Service

Serve in the Office of the Administrator at USDA’s Rural Utilities Service, engaging with stakeholders and supporting the development, marketing, and management of a broad portfolio of energy efficiency projects, programs, products, methodologies, services, and initiatives aimed at rural cooperatives.

City of Philadelphia: Office of Sustainability

Advance the goals of Greenworks Philadelphia, the city’s comprehensive sustainability plan. This fellowship provides the opportunity to help solve complex problems, gain valuable experience in city government, and to make a real impact by reducing Phildadelphia's environmental impact, and energy use.

City of Philadelphia: Energy Office

Work with the city’s Energy Manager, members of the Energy Office, the Office of Sustainability, and other partner departments and agencies. Get experience in municipal operations, energy management, energy systems, renewable energy, sustainability, public service, and program management.

U.S. Green Building Council

As a policy-focused fellow, work with public policy and research teams on in-depth analysis of the effect of building energy benchmarking laws that are sweeping the nation. Research will focus on how cities and others are using this new data stream to advance energy efficiency and to maximize sustainability outcomes.

U.S. Green Building Council

As a platform-focused fellow, hone in on building energy benchmarking laws in terms of building performance. Research will focus on analyzing and understanding the reported performance data and identifying and testing variables potentially affecting energy use.

Philadelphia Energy Authority 

Research and prepare summary of existing low-income energy-related programs within Philadelphia.  Based upon stakeholder interviews, identify gaps in service delivery systems and opportunities to coordinate within the service delivery network.