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Charif Souki Global Energy Fellows

Supporting tomorrow’s energy leaders

The Charif Souki Global Energy Fellows program, supported by Tellurian, is focused on addressing key challenges facing the global energy system and equipping students with the knowledge they need to be leaders in energy and climate policy. See more about Charif Souki here

Addressing the challenges facing the global energy system today and in the years ahead, will require leaders who are well-informed and fluent in issues of energy and climate policy. 

The year-long program is designed to challenge students to think critically about relevant energy-related issues and facilitate engagement between Columbia students and CGEP experts. It also provides Columbia’s brightest energy-focused graduates with opportunities to build a career in energy. 

What to expect

  • Accepted students will attend monthly CGEP luncheons, where they will join Jason Bordoff, CGEP Founding Director and Co-Founding Dean of the Columbia Climate School, and other CGEP scholars for important and timely energy-related discussions.
  • Students will also be awarded full funding for a summer internship of their choice in the energy and climate field. In the first semester, CGEP will provide students with internship search assistance, including access to its extensive network.
  • Global Energy Fellows will also have access to exclusive professional, educational, and social opportunities, including networking events, team dinners, and field trips.

Further details

The program accepts one class of 20 students per year. Students will be notified of their acceptance in December and begin the curriculum in January. To be eligible, students must be enrolled as a full-time graduate student (including Ph.D.) at Columbia University for the duration of the program.

Applications closed on November 28, 2022. 

Applications will be assessed for:

  1. A track record of academic and professional achievement.
  2. Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  3. A demonstrated interest in energy and climate issues, including a commitment to diversity and inclusion in the global energy system.

Please email Philana Murphy with any questions.

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