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    If you are ready to begin your new career or are looking for a place to make an impact, what better place than a top ranked agency in the federal government? We are looking for the best and brightest to join our team of dedicated professionals here at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), where we are ranked in the top 5 in the Best Places to Work in the federal government rankings.

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    We’re an independent agency that regulates the interstate transmission of electricity, natural gas and oil. Ranked in the top 5 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 is a SUMMER 2020 internship position. To learn more about our Summer Intern Program and the activities involved, click here: FERC Summer Internships

    Members of the Summer Intern program working in General & Administrative Law, under the direct supervision of staff attorneys, assist in performing legal research, drafting legal memos and pleadings concerning equal employment opportunity disputes and other employment disputes, contracts, investigations, document production including discovery, and other matters of general applicability.  Members of the Summer Program also have a limited role in depositions, settlement conferences, and meetings with opposing counsel.

     Working alongside our attorneys you will have the opportunity to work on a range of projects from litigation to fact-finding and research.  Among other responsibilities, our attorneys resolve or litigate cases set for hearing and ensure the outcomes are consistent with legal requirements and the public’s interest.  Overall, Summer Interns can expect a broad range of assignments ranging from such issues as freedom of expression in the work place to issues of first impression requiring creative and insightful legal analysis.

    At time of application, applicant must submit proof of current enrollment in a degree-seeking program. If selected, applicant must provide proof of continuing education through either the Summer or Fall 2020 semesters. To meet the definition of a student, applicants must be enrolled at least half-time in a degree-seeking program. 

    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.

    Major Duties:

    -  Perform legal research for authorities and precedent on a specific point law

    -  Draft legal memos and pleadings concerning EEO disputes, employment disputes, and other matters.

    -  Conduct document production, including discovery, and perform other duties of general applicability.

    -  Evaluate evidentiary record and other documents to support legal findings. 

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

    09 - For GS-9 promotion potential is 9.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/558765600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.