Data, Policy, and Project Research Fellow: Building Technologies Office

Paid Internship$48,000 - $75,000/yr Plus benefits

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SALARY: 48,000 - $75,000 (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 Telework Schedule Options

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Selections Start This Summer! (Applications reviewed on a rolling basis after summer)

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. You will acquire experience and enrichment in the following areas:

·      Gain deep insight into the federal government's role in the creation and implementation of policies that affect energy technology development

·      Contribute to the implementation of energy policies by applying scientific and technical expertise to the development of solutions for problems in areas of energy efficiency and renewable energy

·      Continue your education and involvement in areas that support the EERE mission either in a technical or policy-related role

·      Introduce policy-related knowledge and interest into research facilities supporting the EERE mission

The U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Office (BTO) is looking for a fellow to engage in technology, data, and policy-related research projects. This Fellowship will be for an initial period of one year, with the opportunity to extend the appointment for additional time at the discretion of BTO. Your learning opportunities include:

·      Research and identify problematic areas and conduct research to determine the best course of action to correct the data

·      Analyze and problem-solve issues with current and planned systems as they relate to the integration and management of data

·      Analyze reports of data duplicates or other errors to provide ongoing appropriate inter-departmental communication and monthly or daily data reports

·      Engage in monitoring for timely and accurate completion of select data elements

·      Identify, analyze, and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets

·      In collaboration with BTO teams, develop and maintain databases and data systems necessary for projects and department functions

·      Acquire and abstract primary or secondary data from existing internal or external data sources

·      Collaborate to develop and implement data collection systems and other strategies that optimize statistical efficiency and data quality

·      Engage in conducting analysis, as requested, to determine whether grants are meeting program goals

·      Research best practices, trends, and market information to provide recommendations on technical performance, costs, and schedule requirements

·      Analyze and evaluate the overall performance of the projects within the Program, assess Program variances from expected progress, and collaborate to initiate necessary corrective actions

·      Under the guidance of a mentor, create contact spreadsheets to assist POs with tracking grantee information

·      Engage in document editing and formatting, document and presentation preparation, database administration, and other administrative duties

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.

Location: Washington, D.C.

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Questions? Email Please list the reference code [DOE-EERE-STP-BTO-2023-1202] for this opportunity in the subject line of your email.

Employer Job ID: DOE-EERE-STP-BTO-2023-1202

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You must be a U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident and be pursuing, or have completed requirements for, a Bachelor’s or Master's Degree.

About Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education is a U.S. Department of Energy asset that is dedicated to enabling critical scientific, research, and health initiatives of the department and its laboratory system by providing world class expertise in STEM workforce development, scientific and technical reviews, and the evaluation of radiation exposure and environmental contamination. ORISE is managed by ORAU, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, for DOE’s Office of Science. The single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, the Office of Science is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time. For more information, please visit
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    statistical software
    research project management
    data collection


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How will you be compensated for this role?

$48,000 - $75,000/yrSalaried

Benefits for this internship

  • Insurance, Health, Wellness
  • Vacation & Time Off
  • Relocation Stipend
  • BENEFITS: ·       Competitive stipend ·       Health insurance allowance ·       Up to $5,000 relocation reimbursement ·       Up to $10,000 research materials and travel allowance ·       Federal Holidays observed ·       Hybrid Telework Schedule Options


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What happens after you send in your application?

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education has not provided an expected interview date. Due to the volume of applications, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education has indicated that they will not follow up unless you are selected for an interview.

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  • Housing/Rent$3,303

  • Miscellaneous$983

  • Food$499

  • Utilities$302

  • Transportation$292


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