Undergraduate Fellows Program

A year-long student program on climate risk management, disaster resilience, and sustainability topics

Applications are due Sunday, April 3, 2022.

The goal of the Undergraduate Fellows Program is to complement students’ academic experiences at Penn by providing education, career development, and practical engagement on climate risk management, disaster resilience, and sustainability topics that are relevant to private and public sector stakeholders. The program seeks to build an interdisciplinary community of students interested in risk management and resilience. Student fellows will:

  • develop working knowledge of real-world challenges and solutions in climate risk management and public policy,
  • gain exposure to academic work on disaster risk management and risk finance,
  • become familiar with career options in climate risk management and sustainability fields, and
  • network with other students, faculty, and professionals.

In the fall, our Undergraduate Fellows will attend a virtual lunchtime seminar every other week throughout the semester. Undergraduate fellows are offered direct interaction with Risk Center experts and distinguished visitors through lectures and discussions in the bi-weekly seminar on a wide range of climate risk management, resilience, and sustainability challenges and emerging solutions. In the spring semester, the Undergraduate Fellows will each produce a short-written product based on background research undertaken in the winter and spring.

Applications are now open for the 2022-23 Undergraduate Fellows Cohort.  Application materials are due by April 3, 2022 at 11:59pm to hewiley@wharton.upenn.edu.

Past Cohorts:

2021-22 Undergraduate Fellows

2020-21 Undergraduate Fellows

Questions? Please email Helen Wiley at hewiley@wharton.upenn.edu.

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