Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Fall 2021 Legal Internship

Position Title:  Legal Intern

Summary:  Commissioner Allison Clements is hiring a legal intern for her office at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).  The position is part-time and will run for the duration of the fall semester, with exact dates flexible to accommodate the applicant’s curricular commitments.  We will consider alternate position lengths and work schedules on a case-by-case basis.  Although the position is unpaid, our office will support an application for course credit or public interest funding through the applicant’s law school.

Major duties of this position include:

  • Reviewing and analyzing Commission orders;
  • Preparing memos summarizing legal issues arising under the Federal Power Act, Natural Gas Act, and National Environmental Policy Act of 2005;
  • Working on the Commissioner’s speeches and separate statements; and
  • Assisting with other projects as assigned.

Who May be Considered:  1st and 2nd year law students.

How to Apply:  Applicants should submit a resume, a transcript, a writing sample, and a list of three references.  Applicants in their first year of law school should also include an undergraduate transcript.  Applications should be submitted to Alexander.DeTaboada@ferc.gov with the subject line “2021 Fall Internship Application, [Name].”  We will consider applications on a rolling basis, beginning no earlier than Monday, June 14th, 2021.

Additional Information:  U.S. Citizenship is required.  Volunteers will undergo a background investigation.  The Commission is currently operating in a 100% telework environment due to the COVID-19 pandemic; if this changes during the position’s duration, the intern may report to FERC HQ in Washington, DC but will not be required to do so.