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Student Trainee (Legal)

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.