Minnesota Energy Climate Corps
The Minnesota Energy Climate Corps is a team-based program that prioritizes personal and professional growth through hands-on experience while working on challenging and impactful energy efficiency projects. Projects include performing energy audits (data collection) and basic efficiency maintenance (weatherization, furnace performance tune-ups) in facilities at state parks as well as buildings in the Twin Cities region. Fellows will also gain experience engaging youth and adult community members about energy efficiency, sustainability, and climate impact mitigation. No previous experience with energy efficiency required!
Why you might want to serve with Minnesota Energy Climate Corps
- You’re interested in serving with a tight-knit team of fellow AmeriCorps members
- You have a strong interest or curiosity about energy efficiency
- You’re excited to work with a team to make public facilities more energy efficient
- You’re interested in becoming qualified for positions in the energy field
- You want to learn how to perform energy audits and maintenance tasks
- You want to serve for a full year
Essential Qualification to participate in Minnesota Energy Climate Corps:
- US Citizen, national, or permanent resident
- No more than three prior AmeriCorps service terms
- High school degree, GED, or willingness to work towards obtaining a GED
- Must pass a criminal history check
With the Minnesota Energy Climate Corps, you’ll be serving with a crew of other AmeriCorps members and your projects will include large (often public) buildings. If you’re looking to make individual homes more energy efficient and serve with a community organization, check out the Home Energy Initiative.