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    Are you seeking challenging assignments working for a dynamic agency while gaining real-world experience? We are looking for the best and brightest to help us shape the future of the energy industry. Come make a difference at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)!

    We're an independent agency that regulates the interstate transmission of electricity, natural gas and oil. Voted on of the top 5 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, our team of engineers, scientists, analysts and attorneys work collaboratively to ensure that the industry delivers reliable, efficient and sustainable energy, impacting the daily lives of all Americans.

    Our internship program provides students the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in a federal agency while learning more about the energy industry and gaining exposure to the Commission's work. Students have the oppurtunity to attend networking events, visits to regulated hydropower dams, seminars with career advice and tips and enjoy lunch with FERC's top officials. Apply now for an opportunity you don't want to miss!

    This is a SUMMER 2018 internship position.

    This position is located in the Office of Administrative Litigation (OAL). As the Commission’s trial staff, OAL seeks to assist jurisdictional entities, mainly electric utilities, natural gas pipelines and petroleum products pipelines, to resolve without litigation disputes regarding rates, terms, and conditions of service and related issues. Where such resolutions are not possible, OAL develops positions, sponsors witnesses and becomes a trial advocate in defense of the public interest to help assure just and reasonable rates, to promote competitive markets and to obtain other results consistent with Commission policy. OAL seeks to settle or litigate cases in a timely, efficient, and equitable manner.

    **Prior to appointment, applicants must provide proof of college enrollment for the Summer and/or Fall semester 2018.**

    These positions are temporary, they may be converted to a full time, career-conditional position. Any conversions to full time or career-conditional status is neither implied nor guaranteed.

    More than one position may be filled for openings.

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    During the course of the internship, the student will gain knowledge and experience in the following areas:

    • Conduct legal research for authorities and precedent cases on specific points of law.
    • Draft legal memoranda, pleadings, and portions of briefs.
    • Analyze electric, natural gas and oil transportation rate and service issues.
    • Assist with preparation for settlement conferences and litigated proceedings.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Students currently attending law school at an accredited university.

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/483179100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.