Fellowships & Internships
The KBH Energy Center periodically awards working fellowships to current or rising 2Ls or 3Ls at Texas Law who have shown outstanding potential and a commitment to practicing in energy law, international arbitration, or environmental law. Fellows receive $2,500 per semester and are expected to participate in KBH Energy Center activities for an average of 10 hours per week and a total of about 150 hours each semester. The nature of the activities will be determined according to the Center’s needs and the fellows’ schedules and interests but will likely include research, program planning, and attending functions such as conferences and advisory board meetings. The KBH Energy Center will generally award fellowships at the end of each academic year. Inquiries should be sent to Mauricio Pajon.
The KBH Energy Center also runs a Summer Internship Program aimed at rising 2Ls who have demonstrated an interest in environmental or energy law. The program is structured to be flexible, with assignments that vary according to intern interest and the activities the KBH Energy Center has underway. In the past, for instance, interns have assessed the impact of Texas budget cuts on environmental enforcement and assisted in cutting-edge research on hydraulic fracturing, water infrastructure funding, and Mexican energy reforms. Interns are paid at the rates the university has set for law school research assistants. Inquiries should be sent to Mauricio Pajon.
Undergraduate Work-Study Jobs and Internships
Early each fall semester, the KBH Energy Center hires an undergraduate work-study student. The student works 10 hours each week at a rate of $10.00 per hour. Toward the end of the semester, the appointment is renewable for the spring based on the student’s job performance. After consultation with the Center’s program coordinator and executive director, there’s also a possibility of converting the work-study position into an internship. The intern will continue to be paid by the Center AND receive academic credit toward his or her degree. The student is responsible for submitting necessary paperwork related to the internship to the department offering the academic credit. As a KBH Energy Center work-study student or intern, the student will assist the program coordinator in managing the Center’s social media. He or she will also assist in coordinating Center events, including designing marketing materials and organizing/managing lectures and conferences. Inquiries should be sent to Mauricio Pajon.