2023 Student Energy Fellowship Program
Deadline: December 31, 2022.
To meet the world’s emissions reduction targets, address the climate crisis, and implement low carbon technologies, we need a capable and diverse workforce motivated to accelerate the energy transition. A high-level overview of energy systems and project development skills, the Student Energy Fellowship is a program for young people who are looking to take the next step on their energy transition journey.
The Student Energy Fellowship Program is designed for young people interested in and passionate about the energy transition who can commit to developing a project idea with a team or individually over 8 months. As a multidisciplinary program, the Fellowship aims to help participants find their unique path towards accelerating the energy transition through the many possible career paths available today. We hope that Fellows will continue to use their skills, networks, and experiences from the program to continue accelerating the energy transition beyond the Fellowship. The program consists of peer learning, project and leadership skills development, mentoring sessions, and networking with Fellows from around the world.
The Student Energy Fellowship program consists of specialized coursework and mentoring sessions paired with a chance to implement your learnings and make an impact through a project. The course is broken down into two tracks:
Track 1 is the energy knowledge component of the program, where we dive deep into the basics of the current energy system, and the different systems that influence it;
Track 2 focuses on project and leadership skills, and allows participants to learn and practice these skills in relation to their projects.
Each month you will be assigned a module from both Track 1 and Track 2. Each unit is packed with information, knowledge checks, interactive elements, and dive deeper resources. The skills you learn in each unit not only help you launch your project but are also core project and professional skills.
ONE ON ONE COACHING SESSION
You and your team will meet with your Student Energy coach once a month for a coaching session. This is your opportunity to check-in, ask questions about your assignments, and receive extra resources and guidance that can help you in your project work.
The project portion of the Student Energy Fellowship is designed to help you apply and practice your learnings and skills gained throughout the program. Over the 8-months of the fellowship, your coach will help you through the processes of problem identification, early-stage project development, and community engagement to name a few.
Whether you have a concrete project idea or simply an issue you’re passionate about, the Fellowship coaches will help you and your team to develop a project plan and narrow down your ideas. So long as it is in some way related to the energy transition – the sky is the limit!
- When you apply to the Fellowship program, you can apply as either an individual or as a team.
- Teams are composed of 2-5 people, aged 18-30, that intend to develop a project together and complete all the requirements of the Fellowship.
- Whether you have a concrete project idea or simply an issue you’re passionate about, the Fellowship coaches will help you and your team to develop a project plan and narrow down your ideas.
- If you don’t have an idea for a project yet, the first step is identifying a problem. Think of a topic/issue you are interested in and how you would go about solving this problem. The solutions you come up with will form the basis of the project that you will develop with the support of your coach over the course of the program. For this application, they ask that you describe in detail that area of interest and what you plan to accomplish. Once accepted into the program, they have tools available that will help you develop a project based on the idea you and your team wants to pursue.
To be eligible for graduation, every Fellow must commit to the following:
- Attending 1 half-hour meeting every month for 8 months
- Completing 2 online learning units every month and 1 assignment every 2 months for 8 months, a total of 16 online units and 4 assignments
- Being actively engaged in project development & work for the 8 months of the program