Wednesday, November 2, 2016

2 PAID -- Full-time Fellowships -- Beginning January 2017

Technology Transition Corporation

Interested in gaining experience in the environmental/clean energy field? Want to get firsthand exposure to organizations leading the way towards a clean energy economy? Technology Transition Corporation (TTC, maintains two fellowship positions available for its non-profit clean energy associations year-round and we are currently seeking interested candidates for the upcoming term beginning in January 2017.   

We are seeking fellows with college-level, graduate, and recent graduate-level experience and looking to expand their knowledge in the clean energy sector. You can expect to develop significant experience in a broad array of clean energy technologies and industries by becoming immediately active in the programs TTC manages. The fellowship positions include projects in Communications and Outreach with TTC's client organizations and are divided amongst the clients, to include bioenergy and hydrogen/fuel cells.

BIOGAS AND BIOMASS FELLOWSHIP:  For this fellowship, we are seeking qualified college-level, graduate students and recent graduates and/or individuals with experience in Communications and looking to expand their knowledge of biogas and biomass, anaerobic digester (AD) technology and clean energy, and apply their knowledge gained and skill sets towards real-work projects and activities.   The fellowship supports the American Biogas Council (ABC, and Pennsylvania Biomass Energy Association (PBEA,, in support of membership development, database updating, communications, and speaking invitations. This position requires the candidate have strong communication skills. The ideal candidate should also have familiarity with sustainable agricultural and/or wastewater treatment practices, and some policy-related assignments may be provided to interested fellows.

  • Draft, layout and distribute semi-monthly newsletter
  • Membership relations (approach industry leaders for information and respond to inquiries by fielding questions to appropriate staff or answer them directly)
  • Market biogas events through email and biogas industry partners
  • Speaker management for webinars and workshops
  • Update and distribute membership reading materials to members who are traveling to and speaking at industry events
  • Arrange and participate in Steering Committee, Program, and other planning calls. Follow up on action items resulting from those calls.
  • Work with senior staff to prepare materials to distribute at events, including promotional literature and member information.
  • Assist in designing member meet-and-greet functions in conjunction with events and work with Conference organizers to ensure available space and accommodations.
  • Communicate with members and prepare information related to upcoming sponsored webinars.

HYDROGEN/EDUCATION:  TTC has a fellowship opening for a student or recent graduate with writing and communications experience to assist staff in support of TTC's clients related to hydrogen and education. These clients include: California Hydrogen Business Council (CHBC, 60%,, Hydrogen Student Design Contest (40%,

Responsibilities include:
  • Education & Outreach
  • Researching projects and developments in the hydrogen and fuel cell industry in California
  • Assisting staff in developing and promoting California-based events related to hydrogen and fuel cell technology
  • Social Media Support
  • Collecting and reviewing existing education materials on hydrogen and fuel cells in California
  • Promote activities on common social media platforms
  • Hydrogen Student Design Contest
  • Assistance with communications and promotion of the current and next HEF's Hydrogen Student Design Contest
  • Interaction with participating students, professors and judges to raise awareness on the Contest, develop communications and drive participation in the annual contest.

The ideal candidates...  should have well developed writing skills and preferably some Communications experience. The candidates should also be assertive, detail oriented, and able to work independently and perform well with firm deadlines. Skills include:
  • Proficiency with MS Office (preferably Office 2016)
  • Experience with the analysis of data to create fact sheets, tools and/or educational resources preferred
  • Science or technical background preferred
  • Must be able to comfortably and confidently approach senior industry executives by phone and in person. We work with senior leaders in hundreds of organizations from start-ups to federal government leaders and executives in multi-national corporations like GE, Waste Management, Toyota and Shell. 
  • You will be new to our team and we expect you to integrate quickly to become a part of our team and be comfortable picking up the phone or beginning conversations with these individuals regarding key issues we're working on.

TO APPLY -- Email with your cover letter and resume to the attention of Brian Schorr, Director of Operations. Include "TTC Fellowship" in the subject line.

TERM -- All positions will become available beginning on Tuesday, January 3. Extensions will be considered as determined by performance and needs.
TIME COMMITMENT -- 40 hours a week.
COMPENSATION -- TTC will provide a firm stipend of $750/month for full-time work, including holidays that TTC is closed, paid in bi-monthly installments. TTC does not provide compensation for personal/sick time off, but fellows may opt to make up lost hours or be paid on an hourly basis for partial weeks worked.
HOURS -- TTC is open Monday – Friday from 8:30 am – 5:30 pm. Through the term, we are closed on Inauguration Day (January 20) and Presidents' Day (February 20).