Jessee completes state energy internship

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Summer opportunity with the Oklahoma Secretary of Energy leads to full-time position at Devon Energy

Senior energy management major Peter Jessee recently completed an internship at Devon Energy Corporation and has accepted a position to work there upon graduation.

After interviewing for an energy management scholarship in 2012, Jessee was offered a summer opportunity to work in the Office of the Secretary of Energy, sponsored by Devon. When Energy Secretary Mike Ming resigned his position, Jessee’s internship was moved to Devon’s headquarters in downtown Oklahoma City. His duties involved reviewing oil and gas leases and agreements as well as learning how to file with the U.S. Department of Interior through the Bureau of Land Management. Jessee also learned how the company’s asset teams work together to facilitate oil and gas production.

Peter Jessee“It was a great experience. I found out why Devon is ranked one of the best companies in the world for employees,” he said. “Everyone works really well as a team, and there’s a lot of focus on community involvement.”

Jessee and his fellow summer interns experienced Devon’s civic mission first hand, loading food trucks for tornado victims in Moore, Okla.

Above: Jessee (front row) meets with Governor Mary Fallin, state officials and members of a Mexican delegation during a meeting at the state capitol.

At the conclusion of his internship, Jessee spent two days working at the state capitol and attending meetings hosted by Interim State Secretary of Energy Jay Albert.

Jessee says his summer experience is already proving beneficial to his classes this semester and was a great introduction to his future career.

“The Devon employees really went out of their way to make me feel welcome, and I’m looking forward to working there full time.”

Jessee will begin his position in Devon’s land department next May.

Gail Ellis