Office of Economic Impact and Diversity-Office of Minority Programs Fellow
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
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How to Apply

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


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Minority Programs (OMP), Energy and Economic Justice Policy (EEJP) is seeking fellows to participate in policy-related projects in the DOE's Science, Technology and Policy (STP) Fellowship Program.  The goal is to develop future leaders in an equitable and justice energy future, and participants will be given an opportunity to participate in policy-related projects at DOE’s Office of Energy Justice and Equity (EJE), Office of Energy Justice Policy and Analysis in Washington, DC. 

About the Office of Minority Programs

This opportunity is located in the Minority Business and Workforce Division (MBWD) of OMP within the Office of Energy Justice and Equity (EJE), Department of Energy (DOE). The Office supports the development and implementation of comprehensive Department-wide policies that strengthen diversity goals affecting minority businesses, minority serving institutions, and historically underrepresented communities. OMP’s oversight is statutorily mandated within Public Law 95-619 that stipulates the development and implementation of comprehensive Department-wide policies, procedures and systems pertaining to establishing a comprehensive, nationwide energy related industries jobs program. OMP supports implementation of the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law by conducting research and analysis to connect minority business enterprises and diverse start-up enterprises to DOE opportunities.

For more information about the Office of Energy Justice and Equity, visit 

What will I be doing?

As a participant, you will gain insight into the federal government's role in the creation and implementation of policies and programs that will affect energy technology development. You will also be able to utilize your experience, knowledge, and education to contribute to the implementation of energy policies and programs by applying economic analysis and research to issues of importance to the DOE. Additionally, you will be trained and learn along-side a group of highly-experienced scientists, engineers, and business professionals and be involved in projects that support the DOE mission either in a technical or policy-related area.

Participant Benefits

During the appointment, you will receive a monthly stipend. Stipend amounts are determined by the Office of Energy Justice and Equity, and are typically based on the participant's academic standing, discipline, and experience. A supplemental stipend to offset the costs of health insurance may also be authorized. Participants are required to have health insurance and are eligible to purchase health insurance plans offered through the Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)'s network coverage plan provider. Participants may also receive an allowance for education and/or scientific activities.

Appointment Location

Washington, D.C.

Length of Appointment

Appointments are typically one-year, renewable up to an additional four years, depending on project needs and funding.

Nature of the Appointment

The DOE Science, Technology and Policy (STP) Fellowship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.  The program is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE).  During the appointment, you will be considered a participant and will not enter into an employee/employer relationship with ORISE, Oak Ridge Associated Universities, DOE, or any other office or agency.  Instead, you will be affiliated with ORISE for the administration of the appointment through the ORISE Appointment Letter and Terms of Appointment.



Applicants must have received their Bachelor’s, Master's, or Doctoral degree within the last 5 years, or be currently pursuing their degree and will have completed all degree requirements by the desired start date. Applicants currently pursuing a degree must provide proof of completion of all degree requirements before the appointment start date. If more than 5 years since receipt of the degree, the applicant must have an academic background and experience in a relevant field and must be seeking to gain new knowledge/experience to expand career opportunities or advance professionally.  

Summary of Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in working with universities, community leaders, economic development, entrepreneurs, and cooperatively owned enterprises.
  • Superior academic and/or professional performance.
  • 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 application 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's most recent academic records printed by the applicant or by academic advisors from internal institution systems may be submitted. Selected candidates will 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 [DOE-STP-ED-OMP-2024] 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.
  • Academic Level(s): Post-Bachelor's, Postdoctoral, or Post-Master's.
  • Discipline(s):
    • Business (11 )
    • Chemistry and Materials Sciences (12 )
    • Computer, Information, and Data Sciences (17 )
    • Earth and Geosciences (21 )
    • Engineering (27 )
    • Environmental and Marine Sciences (3 )
    • Mathematics and Statistics (10 )
    • Other Non-Science & Engineering (5 )
    • Physics (16 )
    • Social and Behavioral Sciences (10 )
  • Age: Must be 18 years of age

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