Job ID: 231334

Tribal Engagement Fellow


  • Feb. 26, 2024
  • Apr. 29, 2024
  • Available immediately
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DOE Science, Technology and Policy Program Opportunity – DOE Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management-Tribal Engagement Fellow

Application Deadline: March 29, 2024, 11:59PM Eastern Time Zone

The Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) is seeking motivated students and recent graduates to participate in projects at the forefront of the clean energy transition, helping to address the climate crisis through a 12-month fellowship with FECM. This project entails building and maintaining strong relationships with Tribal and Alaska Native governments, representatives, and communities to support the development of consistent approaches and accessibility to FECM activities, projects, and programs, both proactively and in response to requests for engagement.


What will I be doing?

As an ORISE participant, you will gain insight into the Federal government's role in the creation of clean energy technology research and development, be provided an opportunity to contribute to a project or projects related to energy and climate change policies by applying scientific and technical knowledge and continue your education and involvement in areas that support the DOE mission either in a technical or policy-related area.  You will become part of a team and be mentored by highly-trained staff that support the DOE's priorities to combat the climate crisis, create clean energy union jobs, and promote energy justice.  During the fellowship the selected candidate(s) will learn:

  • to translate comprehensive knowledge of FECM’s portfolio to pertinent audiences, various contacts, and interested parties.
  • how to plan and organize projects and how to negotiate effectively with management to accept and implement recommendations, where the proposals involve resources, require changes in established procedures, or may conflict with other program goals and objectives.
  • how to communicate, both orally and in writing, to effectively inform and educate others about the FECM programs and outreach issues such as priorities, research and development (R&D) needs, accomplishments, and related activities.

Participant Benefits: A stipend will be based on appointment level and commensurate with qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or Associate Students: Stipend starting at $30,000.
  • Bachelor’s Degree | Master’s Students or Degree | Doctoral Students: Stipend starting at $50,000.
  • Doctoral Degree: Stipend starting at $75,000.
  • Faculty: Selected applicant will receive a stipend starting at $100,000.

FECM will provide a supplemental stipend to offset the costs of health insurance.  Participants are eligible to purchase health insurance plans offered through ORISE.  Participants may receive an allowance for education and/or scientific activities as approved by FECM. Travel expenses may be approved.

 Apply Today!

The details: You must be a U.S. Citizen with an Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctoral Degree—or be currently pursuing.

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Questions? Email Please list the reference code [DOE-STP-FECM-2024-2402] for this opportunity 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

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