Part-time Fellow, Clean Energy and Transportation Connections



For more than 20 years, Fresh Energy has transformed widely held economic and environmental ideas into smart energy policy. The successful candidate in this part-time (20 hours average per week) temporary (four months) position will work on high impact projects in the organization’s active and growing transportation and built environment policy program area as well as work on cross-cutting activities.


Help develop and implement Fresh Energy’s work on specific activities, primarily in the transportation and built environment policy program area, through the following:

  • Conduct research and analysis; program implementation support; planning and logistical tasks; and other activities in support of specific projects. Work requires significant written and oral information synthesis documents, options and recommendations documents, and, internal and shared work products.
  • Support, and lead some activities on, collaborative external projects that require significant contact and strong working relationships with partners, business, community members, and/or other external parties, typically developing approaches to target stakeholders to take action on specific policy enhancements or advocacy approaches.
  • Synthesize existing policy, legislative, legal, technical, and/or financial analyses conducted as related to relevant policy proposals, changes, and approaches.
  • Make occasional written and oral presentations to collaborators, community groups, policy makers, business leaders, associations, and/or other parties that are key to the program’s outreach function.
  • Occasionally work with managing director on designing and implementing cross-cutting internal and external initiatives and ensuring internal and external cohesion on overlapping policy areas.
  • In collaboration with communications staff and if/as required for the project, occasionally create and/or publish web content, social media content, or other policy program information for publication or broader dissemination.


  • Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of one year of experience in energy and/or climate policy, transportation policy, or similar project/program experience in these areas. A completed or in-progress Master’s degree in a related field is preferred. Experience must include strong research skills, strong oral and written communication skills, and a demonstrated ability to bring together multiple partners in collaborative settings.
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills, including the ability to listen to, understand, and engage others.
  • Proven analytic ability, creativity, and vision to identify new opportunities for policy advancement.


  • Experience working in transportation and/or built environment policy program areas, such as community planning; economic development; sustainability coordination; building codes and standards; energy efficient design and/or construction; real estate; land use and transportation connections; or similar areas.
  • Demonstrated skill in systems analysis and/or modeling, regulatory analysis, and/or energy finance.
  • Previous relevant employment in the private sector, in an organization with advocacy responsibilities as part of its mission, or in a community or neighborhood organization.


E-mail cover letter and resume to Sarah Weiss at No phone calls, please. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.