Low-Income Inclusion Fellowship


Title: Low-Income Inclusion Fellow
Term: Full-time (40 hours/week)
Compensation: $1,000/month stipend
Location: Cambridge, MA or New York, NY
Position Overview: More than 50% of Americans currently face little to no opportunity to participate in renewable energy owing to their income and credit status. Join a team at Solstice working with a Department of Energy award to implement a new alternative credit metric, increase energy equity, and grow the solar pie - and stand up some of the first low-income community solar projects in the country.


  • Assist senior staff on all matters related to day-to-day execution of federally-granted project
  • Draft program and policy deliverables, and grant reporting, to increase community solar access
  • Design and implement an impact assessment study to evaluate one or more low-to-moderate income community solar energy pilot projects. Interpret and communicate results of analysis
  • Support stakeholder engagement via participation in external meetings and policy proceedings, such as with alliance and coalition partners. Attend conferences and actions as relevant
  • Take and distribute notes from key internal and external meetings, identify next steps, and update task management systems to ensure workflow coordination teammates

Who You Are:

  • Passionate about equity and moved to action by injustice
  • Good with numbers, a creative problem-solver
  • A self-starter interested in social entrepreneurship
  • Resourceful, intellectually curious, organized, and disciplined
  • An enthusiastic team player and consensus-builder


  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree (complete or in progress)
  • Background or strong interest in programmatic and/or policy work to support energy democracy
  • Commitment to intersectional social justice, namely environmental, racial, and economic equity
  • Demonstrated monitoring and evaluation skills, with proficiency in statistical software (Stata/R)
  • Extraordinary attention to detail -- coupled with capacity for “big picture” thinking
  • Outstanding time-management to balance multiple projects simultaneously
  • Polished written and oral communication and presentation skills
  • Proactive work ethic and eagerness to navigate a fast-paced startup environment

As a Financial Inclusion Fellow You Will Gain:

  • Experience developing a sustainable, scalable, and replicable project model for inclusive community solar, and advocating for state-level energy democracy policies
  • Access to a network of diverse stakeholders, including community advocates, industry leaders, and public officials at the forefront of policy, finance, and project innovation
  • Deep understanding of the rapidly growing community solar and renewable energy space
  • Hands-on clean tech startup experience, including personal interaction with senior management