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Green Pathways - Employment Opportunities

DOEE Green Pathways

Are you interested in a career, fellowship, internship, summer job, or volunteer experience in the field of energy & environment? The goal of DOEE’s Green Pathways is to provide students, young adults, and those interested in energy & environment with jobs and opportunities in this field.

Whether you are pursuing further education or are interested in a career in energy and the environment, Green Pathways has a fit for you:

Green Pathway Description Application Timeline Program Duration Eligibility Requirements
Career DOEE seeks experienced workers to join our team. Open Varies Varies
Green Fellows DOEE offers several highly competitive, paid fellowships for local graduate students interested in exploring or developing their green careers in the public sector. Open until November 3, 2023. Up to 10 months Must be a DC resident enrolled in a Master’s program OR a graduate student enrolled in a local area college or university.
Internships DOEE offers a wide range of paid and unpaid internships, posted on a rolling (as needed) basis by our divisions. Varies Varies Varies
Summer - GZEP
Green Zone Environmental Program
The Green Zone Environmental Program (GZEP) offers summer job opportunities working with youth on community environmental projects. Applications open in the Spring and early Summer.

Participants: 6 weeks through the MBSYEP Program

Staff: 8-25 weeks in the Spring and Summer

Participants: Must be a MBSYEP Youth Participant age 14-24

Staff: Must be aged 18 or older.

Volunteer We are always looking for people who want to volunteer and get involved. Opportunities include community outreach, Sustainable DC projects, and wildlife conservation. Open None None
Green Stormwater Infrastructure Maintenance Program The Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Maintenance grant program helps support the routine maintenance requirements of over 300 GSI practices by working with local landscape contractors, who are encouraged to hire and train DC residents to ensure GSI practices within the District continue to function as originally designed and installed. Open Varies Must 18+ and be able to provide proof of DC residency.
Green Trades DC Program The Green Trades DC Program recruits and trains District residents to prepare for careers as journeymen electricians to help the District meet its solar, energy efficiency, and sustainability goals. Open None Must be age 18 or over and be able to provide proof of DC residency.
Kingman Rangers Kingman Rangers is a workforce development program that prepares disadvantaged District adults and youth for entry-level jobs in the green sector while helping to beautify, restore, and maintain Kingman and Heritage Islands. Open

Adult Rangers: 18 weeks-1 year

Student Rangers: 6 weeks

Adult Rangers: Must be Ward 5, 7, or 8 residents and be able to provide proof of DC residency. Must not have a High School Diploma.

Student Rangers: Must be currently enrolled in a DC high school.

Returning Citizens Stormwater Training Program The Returning Citizens Workforce Development program provides training opportunities for Returning Citizens with a focus on the maintenance of Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) sites, watershed restoration, and other efforts. Program participants are matched with a caseworker and receive wraparound services in support of employment pursuits. Applications typically open from January-March 4-6 months Must be a returning citizen (previously incarcerated) and be able to provide proof of DC residency.
River Corps The River Corps Program engages District residents, ages 18–24, through classroom education and field-based experiences to gain technical skills needed to install, inspect, and maintain Green Infrastructure, and learn critical skills to secure employment. Open 20 weeks Must be able to provide proof of DC residency.

For more detailed information and to apply for all job opportunities, please visit the District’s career website at careers.dc.gov.

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

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