The Clean Energy Innovator Fellowship (CEIF) program funds recent graduates and energy professionals to support critical energy organizations to advance clean energy solutions that will help decarbonize the power system, electrify transportation and industry, and make the U.S. power system more resilient, equitable and inclusive. The goal of the program is to increase access to clean energy career opportunities across the country and accelerate the national transition to resilient and affordable clean energy. The CEIF program is supported by the Grid Deployment Office (GDO), Office of Indian Policy and Programs (IE), Office of State and Community Energy Programs (SCEP), and the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE).

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Additional Information

Why apply?

You will:

  • Receive financial support including a stipend, travel allowance, and health insurance allowance, if applicable.
  • Gain hands-on experience supporting critical energy organizations and expand your clean energy knowledge.
  • Participate in, and contribute to, DOE mission-related activities under the guidance of your mentor.
  • Network with your peers and clean energy professionals.
  • Add a competitive advantage as you apply your education, talent, and skills in a variety of settings.

Am I eligible?

In order to be considered for this program, you must:

  • Be a recent bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral graduate.
  • Fellowship candidates must have an interest in areas such as renewable energy, energy efficiency, and/or sustainable transportation technology and policy; electric grid resilience and modernization; Puerto Rico grid recovery and modernization; and Tribal energy resilience.
  • Be U.S. citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) at the time of the application submission.
  • Be 18 years of age or older.

Applications will be considered without regard to race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, or covered veteran’s status.

What will I receive?

  • Stipend: Stipends are determined by degree level and years of relevant professional experience.
  • Travel: A travel/professional development allowance will be provided.
  • Relocation Allowance: Reimbursement of relocation expenses may also be provided, if applicable.
  • Health Insurance Allowance: Reimbursement of health insurance may be provided, if applicable.
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The Clean Energy Innovator Fellowship program is an educational and training program designed to provide recent graduates and early career energy professionals with a hands-on learning experience participating on projects that the Host Institutions identify as critical to enhancing grid resilience and/or advancing decarbonization while ensuring energy affordability and grid reliability.