International Engagement and Clean Energy: Office of Integrated Strategies Opportunity

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
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How to Apply


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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 scientists and engineers 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 become part of a group of highly-trained scientists and engineers with the education, background, and experience to be part of the workforce that supports the DOE's mission in the future. For more information about the EERE Science, Technology and Policy Program, please visit

The U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Integrated Strategies (IS) is looking for a multitalented and adaptable fellow to engage in international efforts to advance EERE’s clean energy and decarbonization initiatives. Your learning opportunities include:

  • Collaborating with DOE clean energy technology and policy experts; international experts within DOE and other U.S. Federal Government agencies; and countries, international organizations, and industry to identify and facilitate opportunities for decarbonization and the growth of U.S. clean energy technologies through informational exchange and partnership-building.
  • Researching and analyzing opportunities for international collaboration on energy efficiency, electrification, and clean energy resources that yield benefits in terms of shared learning and technology advancement, emissions reductions, economic development, and other Departmental priorities.
  • Under the guidance of a mentor, developing and improving systems to advance EERE’s international activities.  
  • Participating in meetings, workshops, conferences, and/or delegation visits with foreign country and international organization partners.  
  • Engaging in preparing DOE leadership for international engagements on clean energy technologies and policies.
  • Developing informational resources on EERE’s portfolio of clean energy technologies, to include energy efficiency, electrification, industrial decarbonization, manufacturing of clean energy technologies, the buildings sector, renewable energy, and clean transportation in order to support EERE engagement in international collaboration.  

These activities may be carried out in collaboration with teams of multi-level federal employees, other fellows, support service contractors, and experts from national laboratories.

Appointment Location

Washington, DC.

Participant Benefits

Selected participants will receive a stipend as support for their living and other expenses during this appointment. 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/research allowance of $10,000 per appointment year to cover travel-related expenses to scientific and professional development activities.

Nature of Appointment

The participant will not enter into 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.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum two years' full-time work experience 
  • Academic and/or professional experience related to energy efficiency; clean energy technologies in buildings; industrial electrification and decarbonization; clean energy manufacturing and supply chains; renewable energy technologies; electrified transportation; and/or sustainable fuels 
  • International collaboration experience (bilateral and/or multilateral)

You must meet the following criteria to participate in the program:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident.
  • Be currently pursing or have completed requirements for a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or PhD by the anticipated start date of the appointment.

Full program eligibility requirements can be found at: visit

How to Apply:

A complete application consists of:

  • An application
  • Transcript(s) - For this opportunity, an unofficial transcript or copy of the student academic records printed by the applicant or by academic advisors from internal institution systems may be submitted. Selected candidate may be required to provide proof of completion of the degree before the appointment can start.
  • A current resume/curriculum vitae (CV)
  • One Letter of Recommendation. References are asked to describe applicant’s Scientific Capabilities and Personal Characteristics and must specify how they know the applicant.

The resume/CV must include the following:

  • Basic applicant Information:  Name, address, phone, email, and other contact information.
  • Work & Research Experience:  List all work and research experiences beginning with current or most recent. Include the name of the employer, location, position held, and time period involved.
  • Leadership Experience:  List experiences (e.g., work, civic, volunteer, research) that demonstrate your leadership skills. Detail your role, type of experience, organization, location, and duration.
  • Educational History:  List all institutions from which you received or expect to receive a degree, beginning with current or most recent institution. Include the name of the academic institution, degree awarded or expected, date of awarded or expected degree, and academic discipline.
  • Honors & Awards:  List in chronological order (most recent first) any awards or public recognitions. Include the name of awarding institution, title of the award or honor, and date of award or honor.

If you have questions, please send an email to Please list the reference code for this opportunity in the subject line of your email: DOE-EERE-STP-IS-2023-2001

Eligibility Requirements
  • Citizenship: LPR or U.S. Citizen
  • Degree: Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, or Doctoral Degree.
  • Discipline(s):
    • Business (2 )
    • Engineering (7 )
    • Environmental and Marine Sciences (2 )
    • Mathematics and Statistics (1 )
    • Other Non-Science & Engineering (1 )
    • Science & Engineering-related (1 )
    • Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 )
  • Age: Must be 18 years of age