Job Overview


The Pathways Internship Program combines the opportunity to earn a competitive salary while learning about federal service and the dynamic field of energy.  Interns gain valuable, resume- building work experience and opportunities to foster networking relationships.

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 Enforcement, which serves the public interest by ensuring effective regulations and protecting customers through understanding markets and their regulation, timely identifying and remedying market problems, assuring compliance with Commission rules and regulations, and detecting and crafting remedies to address market manipulation and other non-compliance issues.

Our summer intern program introduces students to the challenging world of energy regulation.  You will have the opportunity to serve the public by protecting consumers and the environment and promoting fair and competitive energy markets.  The dynamic nature of the energy industry presents continued opportunities for interesting projects that will keep you engaged throughout the summer.


  • Analyze and manage large volumes of data related to energy trading using SAS
  • Research the intracacies of physical energy markets, related financial products and the nexus between them
  • Analyze energy trading in the context of market rules
  • Present your work to the Division at the conclusion of the summer