Rising Solar Fellowship

  • Graduate Student Funding (RA, PA, TA, fellow, etc.)
  • Anywhere
  • Application deadline: 2021-06-28

GRID Alternatives and WRISE

The program, part of GRID and WRISE’s workforce diversity initiatives, is aimed at anyone identifying as a woman or underrepresented gender training for careers in installation and design as well as college and graduate students studying renewable energy and related fields. GRID Alternatives and WRISE are partnering again for a Rising Solar fellowship program to give aspiring solar professionals from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to pursue a career in renewable energy.

Rising Women Fellows receive

  • Free access to the SPI, ESI, and North American Smart Energy Week 2021 conference
  • Specialized program content exclusively for fellows
  • Mentoring and networking opportunities
  • The chance to collaborate with and learn from a peer group of fellows

Rising Solar Fellowship Eligibility

The Solar Power Fellowship is available to anyone 18 or older identifying as a woman or underrepresented gender, who is currently enrolled as a student or is a recent graduate of a college, university, or technical certificate program (including graduate degree programs as well as installer training programs) and is not yet in the industry.
Fellowship applicants may be interested in any sector of renewable energy, including academic, manufacturing, technical, consulting, engineering, finance, and others. Applicants must be planning to pursue a renewable energy career in the United States and will benefit most if interested in the solar industry specifically.

Applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria

  • Demonstrated interest in renewable energy
  •  Academic and/or vocational achievement
  • Work and volunteer experience
  • Potential for future contributions to the U.S. renewable energy community
  • Financial need

*At this time, we are only accepting applications from students or graduates of US-based schools/programs.

To apply for this job please visit wrisenergy.org.