Job Overview

Summary

OUR MISSION:  The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) enforces a variety of Federal antitrust and consumer protection laws.  The FTC seeks to ensure that the nations' markets function competitively and are vigorous, efficient, and free of undue restrictions.  The FTC also works to enhance the smooth operation of the marketplace by eliminating marketing acts or practices that are unfair or deceptive.  The FTC conducts economic analysis to support its law enforcement efforts and to contribute to the policy deliberations of the Agency, the Congress, the Executive Branch, and other organizations.

The FTC, Bureau of Consumer Protection is now hiring second year law students for its 2014 Summer Honors Legal Internship Program.  We are looking for highly motivated law students with an interest in working with the following divisions:  Marketing Practices, Advertising Practices, Financial Practices, Enforcement, and Privacy and Identity Protection.

Duties

We offer substantive legal work that gives interns an opportunity to demonstrate their writing, analytical, and advocacy skills.  The small size of the program enables interns to be fully integrated onto investigative teams and take on meaningful assignments with significant responsibility.  Assignments may include:  drafting pleadings, discovery requests and responses; appearing at hearings and depositions with Bureau of Consumer Protection attorneys; attending meetings with parties and their outside counsel; leading interview calls and summarizing findings through written reports; reviewing documents; and researching a wide range of legal issues.