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The Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Science, Technology and Policy (STP) Program serves as a next step in the educational and professional development of recent graduates by providing opportunities to participate in policy-related projects at DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Washington, D.C. Participants will collaborate with and learn from government scientists, engineers, program managers, and policymakers to gain experience learning about projects that support DOE’s mission to combat the climate crisis, create good clean energy jobs, and promote energy justice.
ORISE is continuing normal program operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. This opportunity will be offered as long as the Department of Energy Headquarters is able to complete the onboarding process and ensure a meaningful experience to participants. We encourage you to apply and submit your application as soon as possible. Updates to this opportunity will be provided on this page as needed.
This fellowship opportunity is in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Building Technologies Office (BTO). EERE’s mission is to create and sustain American leadership in the transition to a global clean energy economy. BTO supports that mission by conducting research and implementing programs to support efficient decarbonization of more than 125 million homes and buildings throughout the United States.
Within the Building Technologies Office, the Residential Buildings Integration (RBI) team is seeking a Fellow to engage with its dynamic work to enable better housing through widespread access to energy efficiency technologies and resources. The United States has over 118 million housing units split between rented and owner-occupied single-family homes, manufactured homes, and apartment units. These housing units consume about 22% of total US energy and cost households $220 billion in energy bills each year. Energy efficient features like insulation, heat pumps, LEDs, and ENERGY STAR® equipment can help households reduce their energy bills, increase comfort, and reduce pollution. BTO’s residential buildings team supports analysis, data tools, and efficiency programs to increase access to these technologies nationwide.
As a Fellow embedded within the residential buildings team, you will gain an understanding of how to:
Fellowship learning and professional development opportunities include:
Applicants will be evaluated based on their professional and academic record, experience in the field and potential for making contributions on residential efficiency topics. Degrees in various fields will be considered for participation if the participant application demonstrates interest and experience in clean energy technology, clean energy policies and programs, decarbonization, housing, affordable housing, public health, environmental protection, equitable programming, market research, data analysis, and/or project coordination. Fellows will be interested to participate in a fast-paced environment where decisions are being made about how to integrate priorities for climate mitigation, good jobs, and environmental justice in U.S. housing.
The review process will include phone and/or in-person interviews with potential candidates.
Selected participants will receive a stipend as support for their living and other expenses during this appointment, including health insurance. Stipend rates are determined by EERE officials and are based on the candidate’s academic and professional background. Relocation expenses, not to exceed $5,000, incurred in relocating from the participant's current address to Washington, D.C. (if more than 50 miles from the address shown on the application), may be reimbursed. Participants will receive a travel allowance of $10,000 per appointment year to cover travel-related expenses to scientific and professional development activities.
This opportunity is available to U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR).
For more information about the EERE Science, Technology and Policy Program, please visit https://www.energy.gov/eere/education/energy-efficiency-and-renewable-energy-science-technology-and-policy-program
Nature of Appointment:
The participant will not enter an employee/employer relationship with ORISE, ORAU, DOE, or any other office or agency. Instead, the participant will be affiliated with ORISE for the administration of the appointment through the ORISE letter of appointment and Terms of Appointment.
Program eligibility requirements can be found at: visit https://www.energy.gov/eere/education/energy-efficiency-and-renewable-energy-science-technology-and-policy-program.
Successful candidates will:
How to Apply:
A complete application consists of:
The resume/CV must include the following:
If you have questions, please send an email to DOE-RPP@orise.orau.gov. Please list the reference code for this opportunity in the subject line of your email.