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DOEE is the leading authority on energy and environmental issues affecting the District of Columbia. Using a combination of regulations, outreach, education, and incentives, our agency administers programs and services to fulfill our mission. DOEE works collaboratively with other government agencies, residents, businesses, and institutions to promote environmentally responsible behavior that will lead to a more sustainable urban environment.

In Fall 2015, DOEE proudly launched the Green Fellows Program. The Green Fellows Program is a leadership development program in the fields of energy and environment. This Fellowship is a competitive, paid opportunity for graduate students attending local-area higher education institutions or DC residents enrolled in local-area graduate programs in the Washington Metropolitan area. Fellowship opportunities may be available in DOEE's five administrations and the front office:

  • Energy Administration (EA)
  • Environmental Services Administration (ESA)
  • Natural Resources Administration (NRA)
  • Operations Support Administration (OSA)
  • Urban Sustainability Administration (USA)
  • Office of Urban Agriculture (OUA)
  • Office of the Director
  • Office of the Chief of Staff

Applications for Green Fellows at DOEE are currently closed:

DOEE encourages applicants pursuing studies in public policy, public administration, urban planning, sustainability, energy or related fields to apply. Green Fellows are responsible for research and policy development, and act as project leads on high-profile agency projects. Green Fellows perform a variety of assignments designed specifically to enhance their public service values, environmental knowledge, critical leadership skills, and project management abilities. Fellows will have several opportunities to come together with their cohort to participate in cross-disciplinary trainings, collaborative group projects, field work, volunteerism, and special events. Fellows are connected to a program area which matches their unique skill-set, background, expertise and interests. Upon successful completion of requirements, Fellows receive a completion certificate and critical industry trainings.

Program Requirements

  • Be able to commit to a fellowship period of up to 10 months
  • Complete a 3 day orientation (1 day with DCHR; 2 days with DOEE)
  • Attend training, networking and professional and development opportunities
  • Participate in volunteer opportunities and support DOEE flagship events 
  • Work with the cohort on a collaborative project which will result in a final presentation
  • Attend 80% of DOEE educational sessions
  • Successful performance reviews (mid-year and end-of-year)

Fellows are expected to spend approximately 5-10 hours per month on Green Fellows Program activities outside of their core program duties, which include educational sessions, professional development opportunities, field trips, volunteerism, etc. Fellows are recruited at a Grade 7/ Step 1 and participation in the Program is considered a temporary “time-limited” appointment in the Career Service position. The fellowship begins in December 7, 2020. For more information or if you would like to speak to the Program Coordinator directly, please email Larissa Etwaroo at [email protected]. Join us on  twitter and facebook for updates.