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The Illinois Power Agency (“IPA”) Fellowship Program is a one-year paid opportunity that provides fellows with an unparalleled opportunity to contribute their skills and talents to the clean energy sector.

As the Agency tasked with implementing incentive programs to support the development of new renewable energy resources, the IPA plays a critical role in expanding Illinois’ clean energy economy and transitioning the state to a clean energy future.

At the IPA, we believe in developing a talent pipeline of the next generation of leaders – individuals who are innovative, mission-driven, and passionate about working to build an equitable clean energy future for all. Through this one-year Fellowship Program, the IPA seeks to provide opportunities to recent graduates or early-career professionals working in clean energy and/or environmental planning.

A Fellowship at the IPA will provide the opportunity to support the development of innovative solutions to advance IPA’s work in providing a clean, reliable, cost-effective, and equitable future for residents and businesses across Illinois. For example, fellows could research best practices in renewable energy financing, or explore how to reduce barriers to participation to ensure an equitable and diverse clean energy workforce and business community in Illinois.

Fellows will receive training and valuable experience to launch a career in the clean energy sector. Additionally, fellows will have the opportunity to support leaders and subject-matter experts in implementing the Illinois Renewable Portfolio Standard. This work could include:

  • Producing energy-related white papers and presentations.
  • Preparing reports and stakeholder correspondence.
  • Conducting quantitative and/or qualitative research on focused topics to support specific IPA clean energy initiatives.
  • Developing a Capstone Project on a clean energy topic of mutual interest of the Fellow and the IPA which includes a paper and final presentation to IPA staff.

To view current fellowship opportunities, please visit the IPA Careers page.