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Employment Policies

NREL's employment policies reflect our commitment to providing a safe and non-discriminatory workplace in accordance with federal and state laws.

As a member of the NREL team, you will contribute to a growing, dynamic national laboratory that is developing new energy technologies to benefit our environment and economy. The following policies allow us to accomplish our mission in a safe, supportive environment.

Smiling male NREL researcher holds a cup of coffee in front of green algae vials.

NREL scientist Phil Pienkos' research at NREL focuses on algal biofuels, with an interest in waste-to-energy research. This means recycling waste materials, like coffee grounds, to more efficiently create energy products. Photo by Dennis Schroeder / NREL

Equal Opportunity Employer

NREL provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to age (40 and over), color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, military or veteran status, national origin/ancestry, race, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding), sexual orientation, and other applicable statuses protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Also learn about our inclusion and diversity practices.

Drug-Free Workplace

NREL is committed to a drug-free workplace, and complies with federal laws prohibiting the possession and use of illegal drugs.

Requesting Reasonable Accommodations

If you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for an NREL position, please email our People Services team with the following information:

  • Subject Line: Accommodation Request
  • Provide a description of your accommodation request
  • Include your contact information
    • Full name
    • Email address
    • Best number to reach you (optional).