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Sustainable Job Opportunity: Clean Energy Policy Internship with U.S. Department of Energy

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Clean Energy Policy Internship with U.S. Department of Energy

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education is currently accepting applications for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Science, Technology and Policy (STP) Program.

This internship is with the U.S. Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Initiative. 

About the Position:

As an intern embedded within the C3E initiative, you will get to develop educationally and professionally while participating in policy-related projects at DOE’s EERE office in Washington, D.C. The goal of the C3E effort is to close the gender gap and increase participation, leadership and success of women in clean energy fields. You will collaborate with DOE Senior Program Advisors and engage closely with your mentor to move this initiative forward. You will also 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 the C3E, as well as new strategic directions and activities.

You will enhance your education and training in clean energy partnerships and multi-agency collaboration, increase 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.

Location: Washington, DC

Participant Benefits:

Selected participants will receive a stipend as support for their living and other expenses during this appointment. Stipend rates are determined by EERE officials and are based on your academic and professional background. Relocation expenses, not to exceed $5,000, incurred in relocating from your current address to Washington, D.C. (if more than 50 miles from the address shown on the application), may be reimbursed. You will receive a travel allowance of $10,000 per appointment year to cover travel-related expenses to scientific and professional development activities.

This opportunity is available to U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents. (LPR).

For more information about the EERE Science, Technology and Policy Program, visit

Nature of Appointment:

The participant will not enter into an employee/employer relationship with ORISE, ORAU, DOE, or any other office or agency.  Instead, the participant will be affiliated with ORISE for the administration of the appointment through the ORISE letter of appointment and Terms of Appointment.


Program eligibility requirements can be found at: visit

Experience in energy efficiency and/or clean energy fields is preferable.

Preferred knowledge and skills:
• A Bachelor’s degree in a related field of study;
• Experience in/study of sustainability, energy efficiency, clean energy or related fields;
• Some experience with task level, project and budget management;
• A creative, problem solving mindset with strong critical thinking and organizational skills;
• Excellent interpersonal and team work skills;
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) to effectively review and generate reports, graphs, and presentations;
• Strong written and verbal communication skills, with a history of developing strong relationships with partners, clients and among a team ;
• Webpage design and organization
• Good writing skills, with the propensity to produce clear and effective documents, charts, graphs, presentations and reports.

All documents must be in English or include an official English translation. If you have questions, please send an email to

For more information, and to apply: 



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