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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. Ranked number one in Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings, 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 opportunity 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 position is located in the Office of Administrative Law Judges and Dispute Resolution (OALJDR).  As directed by the Commission, the OALJDR (1) resolves contested cases effectively, efficiently and expeditiously, either through impartial hearing and decision or through negotiated settlement, ensuring that the rights of all parties are preserved; (2) conducts fair and impartial investigations; and (3) performs various Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) procedures, including mediation, arbitration, facilitation, and acting as settlement judge in a neutral, confidential, expeditious and efficient manner, ensuring that all parties are heard to the extent they desire.  

    This is a FALL 2018 internship position.

    This position is excluded from the bargaining unit.

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    As a Student Trainee (Legal Intern) you will perform the following duties:

    • Provides a complete range of administrative and basic legal research assistance in support of two or more FERC Administrative Law Judges.
    • Draft procedural orders scheduling conferences, hearings, postponements, and subpoenas for Judge's signature.
    • Communicates case-related information to FERC staff, the energy bar, representatives of regulated companies, and members of the public. Screens visitors and phone calls.
    • Ensures documents are in proper format and follow Commission guidelines and that spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar are accurate.
    • Produces various written documents utilizing a personal computer with advance functions and several types of office automation software for issuance to the public.
    • Performs research and compiles data and other material, which may be required by the Judge. Effectively utilizes Commission tracking systems to conduct analysis in cases pending before the judges.

    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/502247900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.