Americans for Energy Leadership has some opportunities for ceramic and materials science students, post docs and young professionals. AEL says it is now accepting applications for the position of “policy fellow” to perform high-level research, development, reporting and advocacy on energy and innovation policy. Full- and part-time positions are available in Washington, D.C. and across the country. AEL is a new project of Scientists & Engineers for America.

This is a paid fellowship that AEL says is designed especially for college students, graduate students, recent graduates and young professionals. There are two possible tracks: a full-time summer track and a nonresident, part-time track. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until May 2, 2010, for the summer track, and May 23, 2010, for the non-resident track.

Policy fellows will have opportunities for research, publishing, advocacy, education and networking. AEP also says the fellows will have opportunities to access AEL’s network of experts in energy and innovation policy, collaborate on projects with larger think tanks and organizations and meet with different policymakers.

Some of AEL’s suggested focus areas for fellows are energy research and development, advanced energy education and job creation, intellectual property and energy technology transfer, global energy poverty alleviation, high-tech manufacturing and energy technology road-mapping.