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.
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.
Our team will process the applications and a selection committee comprised of SIPA faculty and administrators will review the applications. Students will be notified of their acceptance in December. The program begins in January and ends in December.
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 close on November 7, 2023.
Applications will be assessed for:
Please email [email protected] with any questions.
As part of their fellowships, students are required to complete a summer internship. The Center is pleased to provide full funding to eligible students who undertake unpaid summer internships. Students should complete an internship certification form. An acceptable internship must be related to energy/environment and must be completed during the summer.
The completed internship certification form and supported documents must be submitted to [email protected] by Friday, May 3, 2024. To be eligible for the stipend, all materials must be submitted by the due date.
Failure to submit the required documentation will prevent the Center’s receipt of your full application. Please give yourself enough time to properly submit your documents and contact [email protected] with any questions.
Incomplete and/or late applications will not be considered.
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The Charif Souki Global Energy Fellows program, supported by Tellurian, is a year-long program at Columbia University designed to address global energy challenges and prepare students for leadership roles in energy and climate policy.
The program receives support from Tellurian, a prominent player in the energy sector. Their backing ensures the program’s sustainability and effectiveness in addressing energy challenges.
The primary focus of the program is to equip students with the knowledge and skills required to address pressing challenges within the global energy system.
Accepted students can expect to attend monthly energy-related discussions, receive full funding for a summer internship in the energy and climate field, access to internship search assistance, and exclusive professional, educational, and social opportunities.
The internship must be unpaid (including outside funding) and may only be completed during the summer. The internship should not be conducted in a family-owned organization/business or one’s own organization/business/foundation/start-up, etc.
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.
Students are notified of their acceptance in December, and the program begins in January. Eligible students must be enrolled as full-time graduate students (including Ph.D.) at Columbia University for the program’s duration.
The program aims to equip future leaders with knowledge and expertise in energy and climate policy to tackle pressing global energy issues.
Philana Murphy is a Project Manager for the Charif Souki Global Energy Fellows program. Her experience includes more than 10 years of working in academia and study abroad programs.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Hunter College. Prior to joining Columbia University, she worked at New York University as an Operations Associate where she assisted in recruitment, onboarding and offboarding. Also, she worked on the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for more than 10 years at the Institute of International Education (IIE). During her time at the Institute of International Education, she worked on the full lifecycle of the Fulbright Study/Research Award.
Senior Program Manager
Kaïme Domond is Senior Program Manager at the Center on Global Energy Policy. She has over a decade of experience working in non-profit, corporate and higher education. She previously worked at Community Impact, Columbia University. Ms. Domond holds a Master in Public Administration with a concentration on International Economic Policy and Management from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies/Political Science from the School of Professional and Continuing Studies at Fordham University.