Energy Scholars Program | Net Impact

Energy Scholars Program

We apologize but this application is now closed; thank you for your interest! If you are looking for other opportunities in renewable energy, we invite you to apply to the Energy Transition Games, hosted by Shell and taking place at the 2017 Net Impact Conference.

Accelerate your career in renewable energy

In collaboration with Net Impact, a leading nonprofit empowering emerging leaders in the workplace to challenge and orient business toward the greater good, OneEnergy Renewables and 3Degrees combine networks and resources to provide significant career development to Energy Scholar Award recipients.

In its sixth year, the Energy Scholar Program will select up to eight exceptional applicants for its 2018 Class. This year's program will run October 2017 through May 2018 and kicks off with the 2017 Annual Net Impact Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Attendance of the conference is a requirement of all awardees. 

About the program

The Energy Scholars program is designed to accelerate the development of graduate and post-graduate students targeting careers in renewables. The program supports individual student career objectives through mentoring, networking, and direct industry access. The Program will benefit each student differently and will be based upon the student’s specific area of focus and interest. 

OneEnergy Renewables and 3Degrees are both proud to be certified B Corps. As part of being B Corps, we find value in incorporating the many perspectives that arise from a variety of cultures, races, gender, religions, national origins, ages, physical and cognitive capabilities, sexual orientations, and other ways we identify ourselves. It is vital to a sustainable workforce that we develop a diverse group of future renewable energy leaders who will have access to different perspectives that can optimize our team’s capacity.

Past Energy Scholars are employed across the renewable energy field, including at distinguished institutions such as Amazon, National Grid, NRG Energy, SoCal Edison, Borrego Solar, Ecova, PG&E, CustomerFirst Renewables, Northrop Grumann, Rocky Mountain Institute, CAAPITAL, Nike, National Grid, Hitachi, OneEnergy Renewables, and more.

The application for this program is now closed. Thank you for your interest. If you have any questions please email Christy at

Benefits for Awardees 

  • A free conference pass to the 2017 Net Impact Conference. All awardess will receive full registration to attend the conference ($175 value)
  • Up to $500 to support travel costs related to the 2017 Net Impact Conference
  • Participation in exclusive Energy Scholar Career Session breakout at the conference. Guest speaker to be announced.
    • Past guest speakers have included Ben Packard (Director of Corporate Engagements, The Nature Conservancy/former VP of Global Responsibility, Starbucks), Anne Kelly (Program Director, CERES), Michael Brune (Executive Director, Sierra Club), and Josh Henretig (Senior Director, Sustainable Cities)
  • Individual, one-on-one mentorship with OneEnergy Renewables and 3Degrees executives. Mentorship needs and interests will be assessed and developed around each student.
  • Externship opportunities for credit with both OneEnergy and 3Degrees throughout the school year
  • Preferential consideration for 2018 summer intern programs
  • Targeted introductions to renewable energy leaders across the industry
  • Professional headshots for your use with LinkedIn and other media
  • Profiled and highlighted on OneEnergy, 3Degrees, and Net Impact networks and media platforms

Scholar selection criteria

  • Currently enrolled full-time in a graduate or post-graduate degree program in the U.S.
  • Strong academic standing
  • Demonstrated interest in renewable energy
  • Selected applicants must attend the 2017 Net Impact Conference

Who are OneEnergy Scholars?

Check out last year's amazing OneEnergy Scholars online.

About OneEnergy Renewables

OneEnergy Renewables is an independent developer of solar energy projects across North America, with a focus on commercial, institutional and utility customers. Our experienced team of renewable energy professionals pair de-risked projects with advanced energy procurement and financial solutions to deliver construction-ready and operational solar assets.

About 3Degrees

At 3Degrees, our business is our mission. As a certified B Corporation, we connect people with cleaner energy on a massive scale — providing renewable energy and carbon offset solutions to Fortune 500 companies, utilities, universities, green building firms and other organizations that are working to make their services and operations more sustainable. Headquartered in San Francisco, 3Degrees serves clients around the world.  


September 1, 2017:

Application opens

September 24, 2017:

Application deadline

October 3, 2017:

Scholars announced

October 26-28, 2017:

Attend Net Impact conference, Energy Scholars Awardee dinner, and Energy Scholars Career Session