Energy Justice Science, Technology and Policy Fellow

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
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The U. S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Justice Policy and Analysis (OEJ), Science, Technology and Policy (STP) Fellowship Program is seeking to develop the future leaders in an equitable and justice energy future. DOE OEJ STP appointments provide an opportunity to participate in policy-related projects at DOE's Office of Economic Impact and Diversity (ED) Office of Energy Justice Policy and Analysis in Washington, DC.

As an ORISE participant, you will gain insight into the federal government's role in the creation and implementation of policies that will affect energy technology development; contribute to the implementation of energy policies by applying scientific and technical expertise to the development of solutions to issues of importance to the DOE; and continue your education and involvement in areas that support the DOE mission either in a technical or policy-related role.  You 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.

About the Office of Energy Justice Policy and Analysis

The OEJ’s mission is to implement research, evaluation, and technical assistance DOE-wide and throughout Federal energy policy to advance racial and ethnic equity and support underserved and disadvantaged communities and individuals. The OEJ Team: 1) develops and implements a DOE-wide research agenda that includes the identification of the socio-economic and environmental effects of DOE and state-level energy programs, policies, and regulations on minority communities and for disadvantaged individuals; 2) works with the Energy Information Administration (EIA) on research and data collection to assess energy burdens and determine the effects of programs, policies, and regulations on minority communities and for disadvantaged individuals; 3) develops and implements policy review and technical assistance efforts that include collaboration with DOE program offices to develop programs that accelerate the adoption of clean energy innovation and technologies in minority communities and for disadvantaged individuals; 4) develops and implements policy and technical assistance efforts that include collaboration with DOE program offices to develop programs to reduce and eliminate adverse energy burden in minority communities and for disadvantaged individuals; 5) coordinates inter- and intra-agency Justice 40 Initiative implementation and evaluation pursuant to EO 14008; 6) develops, updates, and maintains the Energy Justice Dashboard to better understand how DOE’s funding and investments are distributed to minority communities and for disadvantaged individuals; and 7) develops, implements, and maintains strategic partnerships and stakeholder engagement to facilitate DOE-wide energy justice research, development, and demonstration activities in minority communities and for disadvantaged individuals.

For more information about the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity, visit

Participant Benefits

Participants will receive a stipend to be determined by the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity. Stipends are typically based on the participant's academic standing, discipline, and experience. The Office of Economic Impact and Diversity may authorize a supplemental stipend to offset the costs of health insurance.  Participants are eligible to purchase health insurance plans offered through ORISE.  Participants may receive an allowance for education and/or scientific activities as approved by the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity.

Appointment Location

Washington, D.C.

Nature of the Appointment

The participant will not enter into an employee/employer relationship with ORISE, ORAU, the DOE, or any other office or agency. Instead, the participant will be affiliated with ORISE for the administration of the appointment through the ORISE appointment letter and Terms of Appointment.

This is a continuous posting.  Applications will be reviewed and selected as opportunities become available.


Applicants must have received or expect to complete all requirements for a bachelor, master's or doctoral degree by the anticipated start date. Applicants currently pursuing a degree must provide proof of completion of all degree requirements before the appointment start date.

Summary of Desired Qualifications

  • Technical experience in an energy technology-related field
  • Superior academic and/or professional performance and publication record
  • Strong analytical, research and communication (oral and written) skills
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Interest in being part of a multi-disciplinary, fast-paced environment, focused on the intersections of energy technology, policy, equity, and justice.
  • Experience and knowledge in environmental, energy, and climate justice and policy.

How to Apply

A complete application consists of:

  • Zintellect Profile and responses to opportunity specific questions
  • A current resume/CV, including academic history, employment history, and relevant experiences
  • Academic Records - 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.
  • One Recommendation - Applicants are required to provide contact information for one recommendation in order to submit the application. You are encouraged to request a recommendation from a professional who can speak to your abilities and potential for success as well as your scientific capabilities and personal characteristics. Recommenders will be asked to complete a recommendation in Zintellect. Letters of recommendation submitted via email will not be accepted.

All documents must be submitted via Zintellect in order to be considered, and must be in English or include an official English translation. Submitted documents must have all social security numbers, student identification numbers, and/or dates of birth removed (blanked out, blackened out, made illegible, etc.) prior to uploading into the application system.

If you have questions, please send an email to Please list the reference code for this opportunity in the subject line of your email.

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Eligibility Requirements
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
  • Degree: Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, or Doctoral Degree.
  • Discipline(s):
    • Business (11 )
    • Computer, Information, and Data Sciences (17 )
    • Engineering (27 )
    • Environmental and Marine Sciences (3 )
    • Mathematics and Statistics (10 )
    • Other Non-Science & Engineering (1 )
    • Social and Behavioral Sciences (10 )
  • Age: Must be 18 years of age