The Department of Energy (DOE) is sponsoring full-time fellowships to work at Public Utility Commissions (PUCs) across the country on cutting edge solar and other distributed energy resource (DER) issues.
This is a 1-year program with the option to extend for a 2nd year.
To be considered, fellowship candidates and a PUC need to submit a joint application to DOE.
We’re identifying potential fellowship candidates to pair with interested PUCs. Current fellows represent a range of academic backgrounds and professional experiences.
Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter directly to Kat Burnham to begin the application process.
STATE(S) OF INTEREST
The Process:Step 1— Apply Send your resume and cover letter here for consideration.
Current fellows represent a range of educational disciplines and professional backgrounds. Candidates with policy and energy experience are encouraged to apply.
Step 2 — Match with PUCs
Meet with us to introduce yourself and learn more about participating locations.
If an opening aligns with your skillset and geographic preference, we’ll help match you!
Step 3 — PUC Interview
Participating PUCs will invite screened candidates to a formal interview for the fellowship.
The selection decision for each location is up to PUC staff.
Step 4 — Final Joint Application
If the PUC and candidate decide to move forward, they submit a joint application to DOE for ultimate review.
PUCs will determine the fellow’s mentor and work plan prior to your shared application submission.
- Experience — Research novel solar and other distributed energy resource issues and be part of the state energy regulation-making process
- Networking — Connect with fellows stationed around the country and the broader alumni network, as well as event guest speakers from various agencies and energy organizations
- Mentorship — Each fellow is paired with a PUC mentor for guidance and insight
- Compensation — This is a full-time, paid position; the stipend increases with additional education and work experience
- Education — Funding is available to cover professional development expenses, such as travel and registration for conferences
Interested in applying?