Policy/Government Affairs Fellowship — Washington, D.C.
Organization: The Biomass Thermal Energy Council
Job Title: Policy/Government Affairs Fellowship
Location: Washington, D.C.
Hours and Compensation: Stipend of $500/month for full-time work, paid in bi-monthly installments. Fellowship does not provide compensation for personal/sick time off or holidays, but Fellows may opt to make up lost hours or be paid on an hourly basis for partial weeks worked.
Application Deadline: Dec. 17, 2012
Position Dates: January 2, 2013 – April 15, 2013 with extensions are possible and determined by performance and needs. (Position may begin sooner than January 2nd, but not later.)
Posted On: Dec. 11, 2012
The Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) is a nonprofit association dedicated to advancing the use of biomass for heat and other thermal energy applications.
The Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC, www.biomassthermal.org) and Renewable Energy Markets Association (REMA, www.renewablemarketers.org) have an immediate Fellowship opening in Policy/Government Affairs for a recent college graduate or career professional new to the field with some policy experience.
BTEC/REMA Clean Energy Fellows are typically qualified college-level, graduate students, and recent graduates but can also include individuals looking to expand their knowledge in the clean energy sector. You can expect to develop significant experience in a broad array of clean energy technologies and industries by becoming immediately active in the associations’ programs advance the use of clean energy.
The fellowship position available involves significant researching, monitoring, and reporting on renewable energy legislation and regulations at the federal, state and regional level. It requires the candidate be familiar with a variety of online resources, databases, and news sources to research proposals and developments that impact renewable energy markets. The individual may also be asked to reach out to state agencies in collection of data. Some membership and potential member interaction may also be assigned.
- Researching, monitoring, and reporting on renewable energy legislation and regulations at the federal, state and regional level.
- Research proposals and developments that impact renewable energy markets.
- Reach out to state agencies in collection of data.
- Attend relevant Congressional hearings related to biomass legislation and report to staff the results of those hearings.
- Assist association members in arranging meetings with state and local officials.
- Update website with factsheets, presentations, and social media postings.
- Provide administrative support on conference calls (e.g. taking minutes and follow-up actions).
- Track legislation at the state level favorable to biogas and use of anaerobic digester technology.
The ideal candidate should have excellent research, writing, and communication skills. An environmental focus and political science background is desired.
How to Apply
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your cover letter and resume to the attention of Brian Schorr, Operations Manager. Include “Policy” in the subject line.