Curriculum Overview | Who Should Apply | Frequently Asked Questions

For each Fellowship cohort, CELI brings together a group of dedicated, passionate and engaged young professionals who have the desire to advance the clean energy economy and the aptitude to be a next-generation leader.

Fellowship Eligibility Requirements:

3 - 7 Years of Professional Experience in Clean Energy - We seek individuals with unique backgrounds including, but not limited to:

  • Policy expertise in government, academia, non-profit or law

  • Business acumen or analytical skills in for-profit companies and organizations

  • Clean energy technology development

  • Communications expertise from consulting, speech writing, and journalism

  • Grassroots organizing and advocacy

  • Entrepreneurship and business development 


5+ Years of Professional Experience in a Related Field - While CELI is designed for clean energy professionals, we understand professionals in adjacent fields (e.g. military service, policy, finance, etc) are transitioning into clean energy. Applicants who clearly articulate their intentions to begin a career clean energy sector will be considered for the program.

Competitive applicants will possess:

  • Passion for the future of clean energy and conviction that a new generation of leaders is needed to advance the transition to a clean energy economy.

  • Aspiration to lead and a commitment to deepen their knowledge of clean energy policy, regulation, finance, and innovation. These are individuals who understand the importance of collaboration and actively seek out others whose expertise may be outside their own.

  • Belief in the value of a strong community, especially as it may serve to enhance personal and professional goals. CELI members are committed to building ties and friendships that will endure throughout their professional lives.

Additional Requirements:

  • Pay $25 Application Fee

  • If Accepted, Pay 2019 Fellowship Tuition By March 15, 2019 (Please see information about Scholarships and Payment Plans in FAQ Section)

  • Mandatory Attendance for Orientation (March 22-23, 2019) + Closing Residency (August 16-17, 2019)

  • Attendance Policy: Fellows are expected to attend every session. Missing more than four sessions will result in removal from the program.