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January 3, 2012

BCSE Opens 2012 Jan Schori Summer
Fellowship Application Process

The BCSE is proud to being accepting applications to the Jan Schori Summer Fellowship Program. The Fellowship was established in 2008 to honor upon her retirement Jan Schori, former BCSE Board Chair and general manager and chief executive officer of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD). 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.

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. The position is unpaid, though stipends may be available for qualified candidates. Fellows typically assist with policy research, legislative analysis, membership coordination, communications, and general office management. Qualified candidates should have experience in the energy and environment fields and/or legislative experience, with an interest in the promotion of clean energy markets and development of energy policy.

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, and various clean energy businesses and business organizations.

Eligibility and Application Process

Graduate students and law students in the energy field are preferred. Undergraduate students are also welcome to apply. Please send cover letter and resume to Jack Thirolf at [email protected] for consideration. The deadline for applications is February 17, 2012. Interviews for selected candidates will begin in late February and decisions sent out by early March.