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Opportunity at the Office of European and Eurasian Affairs

Date Posted Jun. 8, 2023
Title Opportunity at the Office of European and Eurasian Affairs
University Varies
Washington, D.C., United States
Department Department of Energy
Application Deadline Jun. 21, 2023
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Graduate Student
  • Public Policy & Administration
    Political Science - General
    International Relations/Foreign Service
    Economics - General
    Social Sciences - General

DOE Science, Technology and Policy Opportunity – Office of European and Eurasian Affairs-Apply Today!

*Application Deadline: June 21, 2023, 3:00PM Eastern Standard Time*

The Office of International Affairs (IA) serves as the primary policy advisor to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary on global energy affairs.  IA plays a leading role in determining the Department’s strategy and priorities for international clean energy action, as well as mobilizing intra-departmental, National Lab and inter-agency technical support to help partner countries and institutions decarbonize and diversify their energy systems.  The Office of European and Eurasian Affairs leads the Department's energy policy engagement with partner governments across the continent, and runs bilateral and multilateral programs like the Partnership for Transatlantic Energy and Climate Cooperation (P-TECC), the US-EU Energy Council, and more. The Office's work is particularly focused on Europe's transition away from dependence on Russian sources of energy, and the movement towards a net-zero energy future.


What will I be doing?

With the guidance of a mentor, you will be able to utilize your experience, knowledge, and education in a fast-paced environment to contribute to the Office of International Affairs' implementation of energy- and climate-focused technology, policy, and regulatory engagement with the full spectrum of European economies. Your experience will give you an in-depth look into the Western Balkans/Eastern Europe.  In collaboration with the Department of Energy, our National Labs, the State Department and other government agencies, you will be trained and learn alongside highly experienced scientists, engineers, and business professionals and be involved in projects that support the mission of the Department of Energy and with U.S. inter-agency representatives, foreign governments, the private sector, and civil society.  You will partner with a team of subject matter experts in European energy affairs, take part in high-profile activities and events, and gain windows into the energy policymaking process.  


Every day will be different and will include researching and drafting documents on Western Balkan countries, supporting the development of exciting and interactive learning opportunities with foreign partners, and participating in bilateral meetings where you will hear directly from senior foreign officials and corporates on the challenges and opportunities for clean energy collaboration. You will inform the structure of innovative technical assistance programs designed to provide rapid response to partner country needs in an effort to help them make fast progress towards their climate goals.  You will have the opportunity to conduct research that informs policy and program development, learn to draft memos for senior U.S. government leaders, and identify and assess policy options.  You will help build coalitions and collaborate with partners to mobilize resources that lead to real-world change.  We are looking for candidates that take initiative, are focused on results rather than activities, perform well in teams and independently, and have a great attitude. You will walk away from your fellowship knowing how to drive impact in a fast-paced environment, quickly learning and applying new skills and knowledge that make you marketable in any environment. 


Participant Benefits: As a participant, you will receive a monthly stipend.  Stipends are typically based on the participant's academic standing, discipline, experience, and research facility location, and are determined by IA.  Other items may include an allowance for education and/or scientific activities, and/or a supplemental stipend to offset the cost of health insurance, as approved by IA.  Participants are required to have health insurance for the duration of their appointment and are eligible to purchase health insurance plans offered through ORISE

Apply Today!

The details: You must be a U.S. Citizen with a Master’s or Doctoral Degree earned within the last 60 month(s).

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Questions? Email Please list the reference code [DOE-STP-IA-2023-2302] for this opportunity in the subject line of your email.

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Contact Information

  • DOE-RPP Team
    Department of Energy
    Oak Ridge Insitute for Science and Education
    Oak Ridge, TN


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