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DOE General Counsel Undergraduate Intern Program



The Department of Energy's Office of the General Counsel Undergraduate Intern Program offers an exciting opportunity for college students to gain firsthand exposure to cutting-edge issues in energy law and policy. The General Counsel is charged by the Secretary of Energy with the authority to determine the Department's authoritative position on any question of law. The General Counsel's Office provides legal advice, counsel, and support to the Secretary, the Deputy Secretary, and program offices throughout DOE to further the Department's mission of advancing the national, economic, and energy security of the United States through scientific and technological innovation and the environmental cleanup of the national nuclear weapons complex. Interns will have an opportunity to attend meetings, observe hearings, and learn first-hand about the work of DOE and the Office of the General Counsel. Interns can expect work assignments concerning an array of energy related issues, such as energy efficiency enforcement, implementation of energy law, renewable technologies, and increasing transparency, accountability and efficiency within the DOE. Interns will have a mix of substantive and administrative responsibilities, and may perform a wide array of tasks. Examples include: (1) policy and legal research on energy-related issues; (2) cite-checking and proofreading legal briefs, memoranda, and correspondence; (3) maintaining and improving the General Counsel Office website and DOE internal wiki; and (4) various administrative duties.


Eligiblity Information

Academic Level:

Age minimum or maximum:*

Open to international students:

Required to demonstrate financial need:

Discipline Area(s):
Not Specified

Demographic Information (preferred or required):

Award type:

Amount Awarded:

Other: Unpaid


Application Information:

Application Deadline:

Date application is available:

USC endorsement required:

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Approximate date finalists are notified:

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U.S. Department of Energy


Contact Information:

Primary Contact:
Office of the General Counsel Internship Program





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Washington, DC 20585
United States