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Electric Vehicles Charging Fellow: Joint Office of Energy and Transportation (JOET)

STIPEND RANGE: $63,000 - $98,000 (and up - *Stipend rates are determined by DOE officials and are based on the candidate’s academic and professional background.)


·       Competitive stipend

·       Health insurance allowance

·       Up to $5,000 relocation reimbursement

·       Up to $10,000 research materials and travel allowance

·       Federal holidays observed

·       Hybrid schedule options may be available

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Selections Start This Summer! (Applications reviewed on a rolling basis after summer)

The Joint Office of Energy and Transportation (JOET or "Joint Office") is an office funded under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) to coordinate and leverage activities across the U.S. Department of Energy and Department of Transportation. The mission of the Joint Office is to accelerate an electrified transportation system that is affordable, convenient, equitable, reliable, and safe. The Joint Office will harness a broad range of public and private sector expertise to accelerate transportation electrification, lower emissions, and enable new economic and workforce opportunities to create a resilient and sustainable transportation future by making Electronic Vehicles (EVs) an easy choice for everyone. JOET applies a collaborative interagency approach to support the investment in, and deployment of, a convenient, reliable, affordable, accessible, and equitable national EV charging network supporting the successful execution of BIL funds for (1) states to build a national EV charging network along corridors, (2) community EV charging, (3) low- and no-emission transit buses, and (4) electric school buses. The Joint Office portfolio includes technical/equity assistance and capacity building, development and support of program guidance, standards, and requirements, proof-of-concept demonstrations, stakeholder engagement, and program and equity evaluation for the deployment of the EV charging network and other electrification investments in the BIL.

JOET is seeking dynamic, innovative Fellows for electric vehicles charging research. This Fellowship will last one year, with the opportunity to renew for additional years at discretion of the sponsoring office. Areas of professional development may include:

  • Learning how to review and make recommendations on the EV charging proposals for the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Formula and Grant Programs as executed by the Federal Highway Administration.
  • Building relationships to engage programs and public-private partnerships to increase the speed of transitioning to EVs and deploying the supporting infrastructure.
  • Engaging in critical aspects of the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation’s mission.
  • Conducting technical reviews of projects funded by the Joint Office.
  • Drafting key documents summarizing program strategy and accomplishments, as well as technoeconomic analysis to inform the Joint Office activities.
  • Under the guidance of a mentor, collaborating on and directing the modeling and analysis of vehicle charging infrastructure and electric grid integration.
  • Organizing meetings, workshops, and conferences to solicit feedback from expert stakeholders on the Joint Office activities.
  • Engaging in the development and implementation of standards and requirements for EV charging to ensure a high-quality driver experience.
  • Giving presentations at technical conferences and events to solicit stakeholder feedback on Joint Office activities.
  • Collaborating with DOE, DOT, and other agencies on EV charging plans, transit and school bus electrification, research, and reports.
  • Reviewing and analyzing project progress and other technical reports.
  • Engaging with DOE to communicate with researchers to address questions and issues that arise.
  • Collaborating on the scoping of key demonstration and proof of concept projects that will enable and accelerate the Joint Office vision. 
  • Support the development of relatable, understandable, and memorable communications products for a wide range of audiences.

These activities will be carried out in collaboration with a team of federal employees at all levels, other Fellows, support service contractors, and National Lab experts.

Why should I apply? You will become part of a group of highly trained researchers, scientists, and engineers with the education, background, and experience to be part of the workforce that supports the DOE's mission in the future. The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Joint Office of Energy and Transportation (JOET) supports research, development, deployment, and demonstration (RDD&D) of new, efficient, and clean mobility options that are affordable for all Americans. The office’s investments leverage the unique capabilities and world-class expertise of the National Laboratory system to develop new innovations in vehicle technologies, including: advanced battery technologies, energy-efficient mobility technologies and systems, advancing vehicle charging to decarbonize the transportation system, and technology deployment and integration at the local and state level. JOET is uniquely positioned to address early-stage challenges due to its strategic research partnerships with industry that leverage relevant technical and market expertise.

Location: Washington, D.C.

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You must be a U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident and be pursuing, or have completed requirements for, a Bachelor’s, Master's, or Doctoral degree.


Questions? Email Please list the reference code [DOE-EERE-STP-JOET-2023] for this opportunity in the subject line of your email.