Energy and Sustainability Policy
Program Office

EERE Science, Technology and Policy Opportunity - Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO)


Location:  Washington, DC

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Science, Technology and Policy  (STP) 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.

ORISE is continuing normal program operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. This opportunity will be offered as long as Department of Energy Headquarters is able to complete the onboarding process and ensure a meaningful experience to participants. We encourage you to apply and submit your application as soon as possible.  Updates to this opportunity will be provided on this page as needed.

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. For more information about the SETO, visit .   SETO applications are reviewed (and offers are made) two times per year with rolling application deadlines of January 15th and June 15th. The application review process takes approximately 3-4 months.

Three levels of participation, Level 3, Level 2 and Level 1, provide opportunities to a range of experience levels from recent graduates to experienced scientists and engineers to participate in the program. All participants will be provided the opportunity to participate in policy-related projects and be mentored by senior EERE staff.

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