Job ID: 226158

Solar Energy Technology Fellow: U.S. Department of Energy


  • Nov. 22, 2023
  • Solar Energy Technology Fellow: U.S. Department of Energy
  • Department of Energy
  • Varies
    Washington, D.C.
  • Jan. 15, 2024
  • Available immediately
  • Graduate Student
  • Urban Studies and Planning
    Sociology - General
    Psychology - General
    Political Science - General
    Library Sciences (all categories)
    International Relations/Foreign Service
    Economics - General
    Criminology/Criminal Justice
    Cognitive science
    Social Sciences - General

SALARY: $58,000 - $94,000 (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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Application Deadline 1/15/2023 11:59:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Science, Technology and Policy (STP) Program is seeking to develop the future leaders in energy efficiency and renewable energy policy. The EERE STP appointments provide an opportunity for highly talented scientists and engineers to participate in policy-related projects at DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Washington, DC. The Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) drives research, manufacturing, and market solutions to make the abundant solar energy resources in the United States more affordable and accessible for Americans.

Applicants selected as a participant will join the SETO team responsible for carrying out activities critical to SETO’s technology mission. SETO applications are reviewed (and offers are made) two times per year with an application deadline for this opportunity on January 15th, 2024. All recommendations must be received by January 18th, 2024 for your application to be considered. The application review process takes approximately 3-4 months. This Fellowship will last one year, with the opportunity to renew for additional years at the discretion of the sponsoring office. Your learning opportunities include:

  • Assisting with the active project management of SETO awards
  • Engaging with stakeholders across industry, national labs, universities, and more
  • Participating in strategic planning for SETO and other DOE initiatives
  • Performing analyses and generating reports on current topics within the solar industry

These activities may be carried out in collaboration with teams of multi-level federal employees, other participants, support service contractors, and experts from national laboratories.


SETO is seeking Fellows with background in the following areas, but may consider additional relevant backgrounds:

  • Photovoltaic technologies
  • Concentrating solar-thermal power technologies
  • Grid systems integration technologies
  • Behavioral science, strategic analysis, and technical assistance
  • Manufacturing and technology transfer
  • Environmental justice and finance
  • Communications, graphic design, and stakeholder engagement


Participant Benefits

Selected candidates will receive a stipend as support for their living and other expenses during this appointment. Stipend rates are determined by DOE officials, and are based on the candidate’s academic and professional background. Candidates will also be eligible to receive a health insurance allowance and reimbursement for travel expenses. Appointments are for one year. Appointments may be extended in increments of up to one year, contingent upon project needs and funding availability.


Appointment Location


Washington, D.C.


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  • You must be currently pursing, or have completed requirements for, a Bachelor's, Master’s, or Doctoral degree.
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR).

How to Apply:

Note that you must apply through the link in this posting for you application to be considered. Applications will not be accepted through any other platform as they must be screened for eligibility and DOE compliance.

A complete application consists of:

  • An application
  • Transcript(s) - For this opportunity, an unofficial transcript or copy of the student academic records printed by the applicant or by academic advisors from internal institution systems may be submitted. Selected candidate will be required to provide proof of completion of the degree before the appointment can start.
  • A current resume/curriculum vitae (CV)
  • 1 Letter of Recommendation

If you have questions, please send an email to and list the reference code [DOE-EERE-STP-SETO-2023-2101] in the subject line of your email.

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Contact Information

  • DOE-RPP Team
    Department of Energy
    Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education
    Varies, D.C.

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