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Community Energy Fellow

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)


Opportunity summary

Term length

6/1/2024 - 12/1/2024

Application window

4/30/2024 - 6/30/2024


Multiple locations, District of Columbia

Hourly pay equivalent


Project summary

Spend 18 months embedded in state, local, and Tribal governments learning about and assisting in the implementation of clean energy projects and programs.

Opportunity description

The Community Energy Fellowship will match 25-35 recent graduates and mid-career clean energy professionals with Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program formula-eligible local and Tribal governments. Fellows will build experience in public sector clean energy deployment at the community level. For example, they might help to develop municipal climate action plans, coordinate solar projects, stand up electric bike incentive programs, and much more! Hourly pay equivalent ranges from $25.85 to $52.88.


  • Healthcare
  • Relocation expenses
  • Other
  • please specify:

Requirements and qualifications


U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident (LPR) at the time of application; at least 18 years old at the time of application; completed an Associate’s, Bachelors, Master’s or Doctorate degree in science, social science, economics, mathematics, engineering, public policy, business, law or other field relevant to the DOE mission; available to start their Fellowship by Summer 2024.

Preferred qualifications

Relevant experience totaling at least the equivalent of at least two full-time years. Strong analytical, research and communication (oral and written) skills and demonstrated capacity for creative thinking and participating on a project both independently and collaboratively. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Programs. Strong interest in clean and equitable energy solutions for state, tribal and local governments.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Energy audits
  • Weatherization of homes and public buildings
  • Solar and renewable energy systems installation
  • City parks and greenspaces creation and maintenance
  • Environmental justice
  • Economic development support for energy transition communities
  • Marketing and outreach
  • Environmental education and training

Work environment

  • Team based
  • Rural
  • Urban