Deadline: July 31, 2024 23:59 CEST | Apply here
Eligibility: 18 or older, identifying as a woman or marginalized gender, located in the United States at the time of the fellowship
Dates: August 12 - October 9, 2024

Are you interested in pursuing a career in the renewable energy industry?

GRID Alternatives and WRISE are offering a Rising Solar fellowship program for individuals just like you.

Solar Power Fellowships

As a part of the workforce diversity initiative, the fellowship is looking to support those with careers in installation and design as well as those studying renewable energy and related fields.

Fellows will receive:

  • free access to the RE+ conference;
  • specialized program content;
  • mentoring and networking opportunities;
  • chance to collaborate with and learn from other fellows

Additionally to attending the conference in person, fellows will be attending virtual meetings before and after.

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Eligibility requirements

The Fellowship is available to anyone over 18 years of age who meets the following requirements:

  • identifies as a woman or marginalized gender;
  • is currently enrolled as a student or is a recent graduate of a college, university, or technical certificate program;
  • is located in the United States at the time of the fellowship;
  • must be interested in any sector of renewable energy; including academic, manufacturing, technical, consulting engineering, finance, and others;
  • must be planning to pursue a renewable energy career in the United States.

Application process

When applying, make sure you have the following documents ready in the PDF form:

  • Current resume or professional vitae;
  • Academic transcript (official or unofficial);
  • At least one Letter of Recommendation,
  • Essay (750-1750 words).

Essay Questions

Choose ONE of the following essay topics. Your essay should be reflective, and insightful, and demonstrate your ability to think critically and express yourself effectively.

Option 1: In the ever-evolving renewable energy sector, particularly within Solar Energy, organizations are increasingly seeking innovative solutions to address pressing challenges. Could you identify a specific challenge or issue within the realm of solar energy that you are eager to tackle as you seek a career in Solar Energy?

Option 2: The solar energy sector offers immense potential to catalyze positive change and address pressing societal and environmental challenges. Reflecting on your aspirations and values, please articulate the impact you hope to achieve within your community or society through your involvement in the solar energy sector. How do you envision leveraging your skills, knowledge, and passion to contribute to a more sustainable future and empower others to embrace renewable energy solutions?

Option 3: Solar energy has emerged as a key player in the global transition to renewable energy sources. Describe a moment or experience that sparked your interest in solar energy and the renewable industry. How has this interest evolved, and what steps have you taken to deepen your understanding of solar technology, its benefits, and its challenges? Reflect on your vision for the future of solar energy and its potential to address environmental issues and reshape the energy landscape.

Interested in applying for the Solar Power Fellowships? Register your participation by following the registration link and taking the suggested steps.

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