Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in STEM and Workforce Development
*Application reviewed on a rolling basis.
The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in STEM and Workforce Development Opportunity with the Integrated Strategies Office of EERE is now accepting applications.
What will I be doing? IS is seeking talented and passionate ORISE Fellows to engage on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in STEM (DEI in STEM) and Workforce Development. The specific project portfolio can be flexible to the fellow’s interests and expertise – but broadly, example activities could include the following:
- Developing programs to collaborate on DEI in STEM, engaging with EERE offices, national labs, academic institutions, and the private sector.
- Building relationships and developing and implementing strategies to effectively partner with stakeholders to deploy renewable energy technologies and build energy resilience, with a focus on environmental and climate justice.
- Developing and implementing strategies to communicate, amplify, and conduct outreach about DEI in STEM activities.
- Developing and implementing effective strategies to collaborate on STEM and workforce gaps in clean energy technologies, with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Developing and implementing strategies to improve access to EERE project information and data, and analyze the impacts of EERE-funded projects as it relates to DEI in STEM objectives and goals.
- Collaborate on the analysis of workforce needs that span technology areas, including engagement with National Lab teams conducting such analysis
- Participate in communities-of-practices on DEIA, Justice40 and workforce and be liaison with Senior Advisor for workforce.
- Review Community Benefits Plans parts of proposals submitted for Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) programs, are successfully creating quality jobs and how to assess the effectiveness of those programs in creating quality of jobs.
- Conduct research on how training and workforce development activities impact current and future clean energy jobs, including synthesis of information with the focus on job quality and diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility.
These activities will be carried out in collaboration with a team of federal employees, other fellows, support service contractors, and National Lab experts.
Why should I apply? You will become part of a group of highly-trained scientists and engineers with the education, background, and experience to be part of the workforce that supports the DOE's mission in the future. You will enhance your education and training in many areas including but not limited to industrial decarbonization, electric vehicle, wind energy, geothermal energy, bioenergy technologies, critical materials, sustainable materials, supply chains, energy storage manufacturing, energy-water storage, environmental justice, climate justice, and energy policy, increase your marketability in these disciplines, collaborate with top scientists and engineers, and gain insight into career opportunities through your experiences and under the leadership of your mentor.
Where will I be located? Washington, D.C.
You will receive a competitive stipend, an allowance to offset the costs of health insurance, research travel and materials up to $10,000, and relocation expenses reimbursement up to $5,000.
You must be a U.S. Citizen and completed or be in the process of completing a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree in the last 60 months.
Program Website: https://www.energy.gov/eere/education/energy-efficiency-and-renewable-energy-science-technology-and-policy-program
Questions? Email DOE-RPP@orise.orau.gov. Please list the reference code [DOE-EERE-STP-IS-2022-0001] for this opportunity in the subject line of your email.