Student Trainee (Engineering)

Department Of Energy, Federal...
Washington D.C.
Mar 10, 2017
Mar 24, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

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. Voted one of the top 5 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, 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 2017 internship position.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is seeking a highly motivated and qualified candidate for an exciting internship position within the Office of Energy Projects. The position is located in the Washington Office, and the incumbent will serve as an Engineering Trainee. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, is an independent agency that regulates the interstate transmission of natural gas, oil, and electricity. FERC also regulates natural gas and hydropower projects. To learn more about the Commission, please visit

At time of application, applicant must submit proof of Summer or Fall 2017 enrollment.

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.

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  • Successfully complete a background investigation.
  • Applicants must submit transcripts at time of application.
  • Must be enrolled in summer and/or into Fall 2017 semester.
  • The ideal candidate will possess the following:

    • Knowledge of basic engineering principles, concepts, and methodology.
    • Skill in using software, such as Microsoft Excel & Access, PowerPoint, and applying databases, spreadsheets and software programs to perform a range of engineering assignments.
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally, to an audience with a diverse background.

    Applicants must be enrolled in an Engineering program in an accredited college or university for spring semester 2017.

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