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Green Fellows

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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. We work 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 energy and environmental sector. This Fellowship is a paid opportunity for graduate students attending DC-based higher education institutions and DC residents enrolled in area graduate programs. This year long Fellowship is paid and requires at least one Fellow is required in each one of DOEE’s five administrations:

  • Environmental Services Administration (ESA)
  • Natural Resources Administration (NRA)
  • Urban Sustainability Administration (USA)
  • Energy Administration (EA)
  • Operations Support Administration (OSA)

DOEE encourages applicants pursuing studies in public policy administration, urban planning, energy and environment, sustainability or related fields to apply.

Green Fellows’ responsibilities include research and policy, writing and editing, project management, and also perform a variety of assignments designed specifically to enhance their public service values, environmental knowledge, and project management abilities. Fellows will have several opportunities to come together with their cohort to participate in cross-disciplinary trainings, field work, and special events. Fellows seeking to transition to full-time employment within the Department after their Fellowship period are afforded a career pathway to connect them to a program areas that match their unique skillset and expertise.

Program Requirements

  • Be able to commit to a 10-month fellowship period
  • Fellows are required to complete a 3 day orientation (1 day with DCHR; 2 days with DOEE)
  • Fellows will be assigned a mentor within their Administration
  • Attend/ Participate in training and professional development opportunities
  • Collaborative development of final presentation (TBD)
  • Successful performance reviews (mid-year and final assessments)
  • Frequent check-ins with supervisors and Green Fellows Program Coordinator
  • Must attend 80% of DOEE classroom sessions from February to September
  • Must attend at least four DOEE flagship events in 2019

*Fellows are expected to spend approximately 5-10 hours per month on programmatic activities and professional development opportunities outside of their core program duties. Recruitment for the 2020 Fellowship period will begin in summer 2019. Updated recruitment materials forthcoming.

Recruitment for the 2020 Fellowship period will begin in summer 2019. Updated recruitment materials forthcoming.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the application process please contact us at [email protected].