Department: Department Of Energy
Agency: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
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Students currently attending law school at an accredited university.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is an independent regulatory agency that regulates and oversees various aspects of the energy markets within the United States. We value independence, analytic ability, communication skills, integrity and objectivity.
This position is located in the Office of Administrative Litigation (OAL).
As the Commission’s trial staff, OAL seeks to assist entities such as electric utilities, natural gas pipelines and petroleum products pipelines to resolve without litigation disputes regarding rates, terms and condition of service and related issues. Where such resolutions are not possible, OAL develops comprehensive evidentiary records in litigated cases to help assure just and reasonable rates, to promote competitive markets and to obtain other results consistent with the public interest. OAL seeks to settle or litigate cases in a timely, efficient, and equitable manner.
A Student Trainee (Legal Intern) will assist trial attorneys in their work. You will help prepare for and attend pre-hearing conferences, motions hearings, settlement conferences and possibly trials. You will research relevant points of law and help support, and defend against, legal arguments. You will work with attorneys and technical experts to explore and understand various aspects of the complex issues OAL addresses.
If you are seeking a law degree, possess outstanding communication skills and are looking for an opportunity to utilize your academic backgound, then this opportunity is for you. You will have the opportunity to work side-by-side with people from diverse educational backgrounds. You must be enrolled in school for the Fall 2013 semester.
- Must be enrolled in an accredited law degree program
- Background investigation will be conducted
- Some travel may be required