Solstice Financial Inclusion Fellow

Title: Financial Inclusion Fellow

Term: Full-time (40 hours/week)

Location: Cambridge, MA

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. We believe climate change can be mitigated only when access to clean energy is democratized.



  • Assist senior staff on all matters related to day-to-day execution of federally-granted project.
  • Draft policy documents, grant reporting, and program deliverables relevant to increasing low-to-moderate income households’ community solar energy access. Create and present slide decks communicating results and recommendations.
  • 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:

  • Knowledgeable or curious about inclusive renewable energy
  • Passionate about equity and moved to action by injustice
  • A self-starter interested in social entrepreneurship
  • Resourceful, intellectually curious, organized, and disciplined
  • An enthusiastic team player and consensus-builder



  • Experience or strong interest in programmatic and/or policy work to support equitable access to clean, affordable energy
  • Commitment to intersectional social justice, namely environmental, racial, and economic equity
  • 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


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
  • A deep understanding of the solar and renewable energy space, particularly the rapidly-growing community solar industry
  • Hands-on clean tech startup experience, including personal interaction with senior management