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Event Name:PESA/Rice Fellowship Program
Description:This is a members-only program.
Event Date:12/13/2018
2500 Citywest Blvd Ste 1110
Houston, TX 77042

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Details:Center for Civic Leadership at Rice UniversityPESA is partnering with Rice University’s Center for Civic Leadership to offer member companies the PESA Fellowship Program, an internship program for undergraduate students. This is an opportunity for Member Companies to attract and educate future oil and gas industry professionals through a two-month internship in June and July 2019.
  • The PESA Fellowship Program is part of a credited course at Rice University.
  • Rice University administers the program, including handling student liability.
  • Rice University’s Center for Civic Leadership provides ongoing support for students and mentors.
  • Company job descriptions are confidential: only students with a network ID and Rice-approved access will be able to view job descriptions.
An integral part of the fellowship is mentorship. Companies select an experienced individual within their organization to mentor the intern. The mentor will develop the intern’s leadership skills, expose the intern to learning opportunities within the company, and connect the intern to resources in the organization or community that would assist them in completing course assignments.
PESA Member Companies have a choice of seven cities to host the fellow(s). Available cities are chosen by Rice University based on local support. Member Company stipends fund living expenses, insurance, liability and travel.

Member Company Stipends Per Fellow
Houston or Austin: $2,000
Boston, San Francisco, New York City or Washington D.C.: $3,000
Paris: $3,500
Nov. 15, 2018
  • Program Commitment Due: Inform PESA of intent to participate and share main point-of-contact
  • Main Point-of-Contact will receive a timeline, responsibility summary and job description guidance template
Dec. 13, 2018
  • Job Descriptions are due to PESA
March 2019
  • Member Companies are matched with interns by Rice University
  • PESA invoices company upon being matched with intern
March 2019
  • Mentors and interns begin communicating
June – July 2019
  • Fellows work five-day, forty-hour weeks at Member Company Facilities

"My internship experience at Schlumberger this summer really allowed me to explore the fast-paced and nuanced environment of the world's largest oilfield services provider. Not only did I get to learn about the energy sector and the role the oil and gas industry plays in global economics and geopolitics; I also learned that my interests do, in fact, align with the private sector and that I could possibly foresee a future for myself in energy consulting. As a political science major, I was very uncertain how I would fit into a place like Schlumberger, but after this summer I see how a vast array of backgrounds and expertise come together to make companies complete." 
        – Meredith McCain, Investor Relations Fellow, Schlumberger, Paris
For additional information, please contact PESA at (713) 932-0168 or
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