The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) Science, Technology, and Policy (STP) Program serves as a next step in the educational and professional development of technical professionals, scientists, engineers by providing opportunities to participate in science and policy-related projects in Washington, D.C. Participants will become part of a group of highly-trained professionals with the education, background, and experience to be part of the workforce that supports the DOE’s mission in the future. 

The Office of Buildings and Industry (OBI) seeks an innovative and highly motivated Fellow to support DOE’s mission with the U.S. Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Initiative. OBI collaborates across EERE’s portfolio of buildings, industry, renewable power, transportation, and sustainable fuel investments and tackles technology policy and integration challenges that span multiple program areas. This Fellowship will last one year, with the opportunity to renew for additional years at the discretion of the sponsoring office. As a Fellow embedded in the C3E initiative, you will:

  • Develop educationally and professionally while participating in policy-related projects at DOE’s EERE office in Washington, D.C. 
  • Engage in C3E efforts to close the gender gap and increase participation, leadership, and success of women in clean energy fields.
  • Collaborate with DOE Senior Program Advisors and engage closely with your mentor to move this initiative forward. 
  • Learn how to plan, manage, and execute initiative activities, including: organizing meetings and collaborations within the agency and with partnering organizations, solicitation of new ideas for how to grow C3E, and new strategic directions and activities.
  • Enhance your education and training in clean energy partnerships and multi-agency collaboration, increasing your marketability in these disciplines.
  • Collaborate with top scientists and engineers in energy efficiency and clean energy and gain insight into career opportunities through your experiences and under the leadership of your mentor.

These activities will be carried out in collaboration with a team of federal employees at all levels, other fellows, support service contractors, and National Lab experts.

STIPEND RANGE: $65,000 – $85,000 (and up – *Stipend rates are determined by DOE officials and are based on the candidate’s academic and professional background.)


  • Competitive stipend
  • Health insurance allowance
  • Up to $5,000 relocation reimbursement
  • Up to $10,000 research materials and travel allowance
  • Federal holidays observed
  • Hybrid schedule options

More information about the C3E initiative can be found at: 

Location: Washington, D.C.