Updated July, 2023
Employment, Internships and Fellowships
The Alliance for Green Heat is a non-profit organization promoting wood heat as a low carbon, renewable fuel. Wood has been the renewable energy of choice of Americans for generations and it should be a vital part of state and national renewable energy plans. The Alliance also promotes solutions and policies that support cleaner and more efficient biomass heating for low-income populations. Come join a small team of advocates who believe not only in solar and wind, but also in the clean and efficient use of wood for heating homes and businesses.
Renewable Energy Fellow: Residential Wood Heating Program
The Alliance for Green Heat is looking for a dynamic individual to take on a 6-month, paid, full time (40 hour) fellowship. The ideal start date for this role is the beginning of September. Key responsibilities will include:
Qualifications and Requirements
- Providing support to the Firewood Bank Assistance Program ,
- Help manage a small grant program for underserved communities
- Work with community groups to access funding
- Troubleshooting grant applications
- Event and meeting support
- Research state and federal energy audit programs
- Supporting advocacy campaigns around social justice and equity issues
- Researching and writing on renewable heating technologies
Skills and Competencies Preferred
- Have received, or are in the process of completing, a bachelor or masters degree in a relevant field.
- This is an entry-level position: we value your insight and creative energy at whatever level of experience you bring!
- Position is remote
Compensation and Benefits
- Qualitative and quantitative research skills
- Analytical writing
- Ability to multitask
- Community organizing/support
- Commitment to renewable energy and energy equity work
How to Apply
- $2,500 a month stipend
- 2 paid personal days a month
About the Organization
- Send your resume and cover letter to email@example.com. Be sure that your cover letter highlights your communication skills and commitment to renewable energy.
The Alliance for Green Heat
promotes low carbon residential heating with a focus on modern wood and pellet heating systems. The Alliance works to advance cleaner and more efficient residential heating technology, particularly for low and middle-income families. The Alliance for Green Heat partners with the renewable energy, energy efficiency and climate change community, environmental, forestry, and air quality organizations, the wood and pellet stove industry and others. Founded in Maryland in 2009, the Alliance is an independent non-profit organization and is tax-exempt under section 501c3 of the tax code.
We strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply and those who have heated their homes with wood. We are a dedicated equal opportunity provider.
The Alliance offers full and part time internships for those interested in climate change and renewable energy policy. The internship comes with a stipend of $500 per month. We accept applications on a rolling basis.
This internship will provide an excellent opportunity to learn about renewable energy policy and how it applies to a technology that is not always regarded as clean. This position includes policy research and writing, newsletter creation, website and social media management, as well as a portion of administrative duties. Essential to this work is a passion for renewable energy and energy efficiency. Good verbal and written communication skills are essential. Applicants from wood-burning and/or low-income areas are encouraged to apply.
To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
to see a list of current and former staff, fellows and interns.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible State or local Agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information is also available in languages other than English.