The Federal Energy Management Program's Early Career Professionals Program is bringing together its first cohort of diverse and passionate early career professionals in the energy and water fields to support federal agencies' transition to a clean energy economy. 

The goal of the program is to help professionals early in their energy and water careers develop a baseline of subject matter knowledge and expertise while building professional relationships to successfully carry out their federal agencies' missions related to energy and water management.​

2023 Early Career Professionals Program​

The Early Career Professionals Program (ECPP) will host a monthly mix of technical and professional trainings online from September 2023—March 2024. 

The program is open to those actively working in federal energy and federal water management, such as federal employees (all agencies eligible). Applicants must have completed a degree (undergraduate, graduate, professional, doctorate) less than 10 years ago.​

The application period for the 2023–2024 session is closed. Applications are being reviewed and selected applicants will be notified.

Frequently Asked Questions

FEMP considers an early career professional to be an individual who has 2–7 years of applied experience within the energy field (or broadly related experience) AND who completed a degree (undergraduate, graduate, doctorate) less than 10 years ago.  
FEMP will prioritize federal staff to be selected for this program, however, private sector professionals and broader stakeholders who fall within the above criteria are also encouraged to apply.  

The application period for the 2023–2024 session is closed. Applications are being reviewed and selected applicants will be notified.

ECPP sessions and events include 1.5 hours of virtual meetings every month for technical sessions, with optional professional sessions every month as well. The program will run from September to February, with the option for presenting capstone projects at Energy Exchange in March 2024.

All trainings and meetings for this program will be held virtually over Microsoft Teams.  

If the participant pursues the capstone project, they may be invited to Energy Exchange 2024 to highlight their work. Travel costs would be borne by participant or their agency.  

The technical series focus on topics that serve as baseline information for federal energy and water managers. Key training topics include recent federal policy, energy and water fundamentals, climate change priorities, project implementation, incorporating energy and environmental justice, and more. Key professional development topics include project management, career growth, data analysis and skill development, and more.

Each week, topic experts from FEMP and the broader federal energy and water management community will share their expertise with the participants of the ECPP.

Unfortunately, the ECPP is only available for U.S. citizens.

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