Community Outreach Fellow

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Silicon Valley Clean Energy

333 W. El Camino Real, Suite 330 Sunnyvale California 94087

September 2024 - June 2025 (10 months starting on 9/3/2024)

Additional pay


Health care coverage, professional development, industry networking

Background and Overview

Do you want to be a part of an organization that is fighting climate change, accelerating electric innovation and reinvesting locally? Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) is the community choice electricity provider for 13 communities in Santa Clara County. By providing electricity from renewable and clean sources, SVCE has reduced local, energy-related emissions and is continuing to reduce emissions through innovative community programs focused on building and transportation electrification.

Under staff direction, the fellow’s main tasks will be to develop, coordinate, and plan the SVCE youth climate engagement initiatives and promote the DIY Energy Savings Toolkits. Additionally, the fellow will assist in digital marketing activities aimed at promoting eHub, an online customer resource center, and various customer offers and services related to electrification. Other tasks will include supporting the community relations team by engaging in community outreach efforts to inform and engage residents and businesses to build awareness of Silicon Valley Clean Energy and available offers and services.

The work performed for this fellowship requires strong communication, public speaking, creative and independent research skills.

Essential Duties

The successful fellow will:

  • Develop and coordinate youth climate engagement initiatives such as the SVCE Ed Fund and Empower SV;
  • Execute various online advertising campaigns, promotions, and sweepstakes to inspire and educate customers about electrification and lead them to SVCE eHub;
  • Create messaging and graphics for social media, write news releases, blogs, staff reports, newsletter articles, and other presentation materials;
  • Analyze executed marketing campaigns and draft digital marketing reports based on the analysis;
  • Perform tasks of an analytical or research nature for suitable projects or ongoing assignments that call for specific acquired academic skills and knowledge;
  • Locate sources of information and collect and organize data, as directed;
  • Assist with the development of written, graphic and/or oral reports and material;
  • Attend virtual and in-person community events where SVCE is present; and
  • Gain knowledge of community choice energy providers and of the energy industry.


Qualified candidates should be a recent graduate from an academic institution with a degree that will provide the specific skills and knowledge that will contribute to available work assignments.

Additionally, we are looking for someone who is passionate about learning, not afraid to be challenged and excited by the opportunity to apply acquired academic knowledge to real world business endeavors.

The following skills are also highly desired:

  • Exceptional writing skills
  • Detail-oriented and organized
  • Understanding and passion for the traditional and social media landscape
  • Strong interviewing, public speaking and presentation skills
  • Working with youth
  • Graphic or web design and editing skills
  • Ability to work with a team, as well as independently motivated
  • Passion to help build our brand while building your career
  • Knowledge of Santa Clara County and its communities
  • Bilingual Spanish or Chinese languages is strongly desired
  • Applicants must be able to perform the essential job functions with or without a reasonable accommodation

We encourage anyone who is interested in this position and who meets some of the qualifications to apply, even if they do not meet all of them. We recognize that a unique perspective and background can enhance a role when many, if not all, of the listed qualifications are met.

**If you would need to relocate for this position, please note that you need to be in the state you are relocating to no less than 10 business days before the start of the fellowship.**


  • End-of-program financial award.
  • Healthcare coverage with 100% of healthcare insurance premiums covered by the employer.
  • Access to a national Member Assistance Program, which includes financial and legal assistance, medical advocacy, and counseling services.
  • Professional and Personal Development Training
  • Career-readiness training in interview preparation, salary negotiation, and developing a professional resume and cover letter.
  • Attending panels, workshops, and presentations by climate resilience industry professionals.
  • Professional networking opportunities.

About Climate Corps

Climate Corps, a program of SEI, is an award-winning fellowship program that provides professional development opportunities for emerging leaders through the implementation of sustainability and resiliency projects with local governments, nonprofits, and for-profit businesses. To see a full list of climate, energy, and sustainability positions posted by Climate Corps, please visit here: We are constantly adding positions, so make sure to frequently check this site to see if there are new opportunities available.

SEI is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to promoting diversity, inclusion, and equity. We believe that a wide array of perspectives contributes to creative climate solutions where all communities thrive. We strive to reflect diverse communities, especially those most impacted by climate change and other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustices. Persons of color, persons with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ community are strongly encouraged to apply. A commitment to work and learn within an anti-oppression framework is required.