Apply for a Fellowship with the DOE Solar Office

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Energy dot gov Office of Energy Efficiency and renewable energy

Solar Energy Technologies Office 

SETO ORISE Fellowship 2023

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) is seeking qualified candidates for the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Science and Technology Policy Fellowship.

This is a paid opportunity to learn about the federal government and its role in advancing renewable energy. Fellows will play an integral role in designing and implementing national research and development strategies and programs to make solar energy more affordable and reliable.

SETO is seeking applicants with bachelor’s, master’s, or Ph.D. degrees, as well as established professionals, with expertise in the following areas:

  • Photovoltaic technologies
  • Concentrating solar-thermal power technologies
  • Grid systems integration technologies
  • Behavioral science, strategic analysis, and technical assistance
  • Manufacturing and technology transfer
  • Environmental justice and finance
  • Communications, graphic design, and stakeholder engagement

Apply for the ORISE fellowship by January 15, and please email any questions to

Learn more about this and other SETO fellowships, and check out our video on the fellowship experience.


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Hear from current and former fellows about their SETO ORISE Fellowship experience.