Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Science, Technology and Policy Fellow: U.S. Department of Energy

Paid Internship$58,000 - $95,000/yr Plus benefits

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Selections Start This Winter! (Applications reviewed on a rolling basis afterwards)

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 scientists and engineers by providing opportunities to participate in policy-related projects 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 EERE's Science, Technology, and Policy Program seeks talented and innovative individuals to engage in innovation and collaboration in clean energy initiatives. This Fellowship will last one year, with the opportunity to renew for additional years at the discretion of the sponsoring office.

Location: Washington, D.C. or Golden, CO – hybrid and remote opportunities may be available in some sponsoring offices.

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Questions? Email Please list the reference code [DOE-EERE-STP-GEN-2023-0001] for this opportunity in the subject line of your email.

Employer Job ID: DOE-EERE-STP-GEN-2023-0001

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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, Master's, or Doctoral Degree.

An ideal applicant will have superior academic performance and publication record, strong analytical, research and communication (oral and written) skills and demonstrated capacity for creative thinking, a strong technical background and expertise in an energy-technology-related field, and be interested in being part of a multi-disciplinary, fast-paced environment, focused on energy technology research and development. Experience and knowledge in technology commercialization is desirable, but not required.

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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$58,000 - $95,000/yrSalaried

Benefits for this internship

  • Insurance, Health, Wellness
  • Vacation & Time Off
  • Relocation Stipend
  • · 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.

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education also indicates this role is likely to convert to full-time.

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  • Electrical And Electronics Engineering12%

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$18.63 - $23.95

Estimated Monthly Living Expenses

For Washington, DC | $5,379/mo

  • Housing/Rent$3,303

  • Miscellaneous$983

  • Food$499

  • Utilities$302

  • Transportation$292


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