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Biomass/Clean Energy Fellowship – Washington, D.C.

Organization: Biomass Thermal Energy Council

Position Title: Biomass/Clean Energy Fellow

Location: Washington, D.C.

Hours & Compensation: 40 hours/week. Stipend of $500/month.

Position Dates: May 1 – August 30, 2013.

Application Deadline: April 14, 2013.

Posted On: April 9, 2013.

Organization Overview:

The Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) is a nonprofit association dedicated to advancing the use of biomass for heat and other thermal energy applications.

Biomass thermal energy is a renewable, responsible, clean and energy-efficient pathway to meeting America’s energy needs. BTEC engages in research, education, and public advocacy for the fast growing biomass thermal energy industry.


Interested in gaining experience in the clean energy field? Want to get firsthand exposure to organizations leading the way towards a clean energy economy? The Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) has a fellowship vacancy available in its Clean Energy Fellowship Program ( for its non-profit clean energy associations beginning in May 2013 (or sooner).

BTEC 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 in the programs BTEC manages to advance the use of biomass energy.

The position 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).


  • Excellent research, writing, and communication skills. 
  • Political science background is desired.
  • Ability to work well within a team structure.
  • Enthusiasm.
  • Dependability.

How to Apply: 

Email with your cover letter and resume to the attention of VBrian Schorr, Director of Operations. Include “Policy” in the subject line.

Contact Information:

Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC),

1211 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 600, Washington, D.C. 20036

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