Spring 2016 Law Student Internship, Office of Commissioner Terrell McSweeny, FTC

October 7, 2015

The Office of FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny will be offering an unpaid internship position in her office for this upcoming spring semester. This opportunity is open to interested 2L and 3L students. Candidates should be available to work 10-15 hours per week and will be eligible to receive academic credit.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is a bipartisan, independent agency charged with examining a host of competition and consumer protection issues across the economy. The Commission enforces antitrust laws, evaluates mergers, brings actions against unfair and deceptive advertising and trade practices, and, in recent years, has been at the forefront of developments in consumer privacy and data security.

As a part-time member of the staff for the semester, the legal intern will perform legal research and evaluate recommendations for law enforcement action. The intern will also have opportunities to write memoranda and case summaries, brief Commissioner McSweeny on various aspects of law and policy, participate in meetings with outside parties and agency staff, draft external communications, and assist the office’s attorney advisors and paralegal with assignments as needed.

An in-depth knowledge of antitrust, competition, or consumer protection law is not needed, but an interest in these areas of law is. We are looking for an intern with strong analytical, research, writing, and interpersonal skills, paired with an ability to turn around high quality work within a short time frame. Also important are a sense of humor and the flexibility to write a legal brief one day and a blog post the next.

Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, short writing sample of no more than five pages, and a list of three references to Christina Luo (cluo@ftc.gov) by Friday, October 23. In the subject line of your application email, please include your first and last name, as well as the title “Spring 2016 Internship Application.” Commissioner McSweeny’s office will work with the student on schedule and attendance.

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