2022 Applications are now closed.
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 Solar Fellows receive:
- free access to the RE+ conference
- specialized program content exclusively for fellows
- mentoring and networking opportunities
- and the chance to collaborate with and learn from a peer group of fellows
The program, part of GRID and WRISE’s workforce diversity initiatives, is aimed at anyone identifying as a woman or marginalized gender training for careers in installation and design as well as college and graduate students studying renewable energy and related fields.
During the 2 month duration of the fellowship, fellows will be expected to attend the RE+ conference, as well as pre and post conference virtual meetings. Fellows will be traveling to attend RE+ in-person this year; however, the health and safety of our fellows and team remain a top priority. We will continue to be conscious of COVID-19 and implement appropriate safety protocol.
Contact fellowships[at]WRISEnergy[dot]org with questions
Rising Solar Fellowship Eligibility:
- The Solar Power Fellowship is available to anyone 18 or older identifying as a woman or marginalized 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.
*At this time, we are only accepting applications from students or graduates of US-based schools/programs.
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