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About the Jan Schori Summer Fellowship

The Business Council for Sustainable Energy seeks one fellow to assist with communications, event coordination and policy research.  Qualified candidates should have interest in the energy and environment fields and/or communications experience.

Jan Schori Summer Fellows work alongside the BCSE’s fulltime staff in the Council’s downtown Washington, DC offices.  The Fellowship runs approximately from the beginning of June to mid-August, depending on fellows’ academic schedules and on-going congressional activity. A one-time stipend of $1,500 is offered, unless a candidate has secured other funding.

Benefits of the experience include:

  • First-hand observation of the work of leading government affairs professionals from businesses in the energy efficiency, natural gas and renewable energy sectors.
  • Knowledge of the operations and management of a trade association.
  • Experience using industry-standard communications and content management software.
  • Working with a small, collaborative and highly experienced team on expanding the clean energy sector.

Following their work with the BCSE, previous Jan Schori fellows have gone to work for the Office of Management and Budget, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, the Maryland State Energy Administration, the Texas Legislature, and various clean energy businesses and business organizations.

The Fellowship was established in 2008 to honor Jan Schori, former BCSE Board Chair and general manager and chief executive officer of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) upon her retirement.  Ms. Schori is currently of Counsel at Downy Brand in Sacramento, CA, and serves as an independent trustee on the North American Electric Reliability Council Board of Trustees and as a Board Member on the Climate Action Reserve.

Application Process

Please send a cover letter and résumé to [email protected].  The deadline for applications is April 30, 2021. Interviews for selected candidates will begin shortly thereafter and decisions made within a few weeks.

About the Council

The Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) is a coalition of companies and trade associations from the energy efficiency, natural gas and renewable energy sectors, and includes independent electric power producers, investor-owned utilities, public power, commercial end-users and environmental market service providers.  Founded in 1992, the Council advocates for policies at state, national and international levels that increases the use of commercially-available clean energy technologies, products and services.  The coalition’s diverse business membership is united around the revitalization of our economy and creation of a secure and sustainable energy future for America.