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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. Ranked number one in the 5 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings, 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 2018 internship position.

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 2018 semesters.

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.


This position is located in the Division of Energy Market Oversight in the Office of Enforcement. The Office of Enforcement serves the public interest by ensuring effective regulations and protecting customers through understanding markets and their regulation, identifying and remedying market problems, developing analyses to identify market issues over the horizon, and assuring just and reasonable rates. In this role, the Economist will analyze available data and information in the electric and natural gas industries to effectively monitor and advise on market structure, conduct, and performance. The Economist analyzes the structure and operation of the markets to identify anomalies, inefficient market rules, tariff and rule violations, and other unusual market behavior as well as significant market events and trends. The Economist collaborates with other analysts to develop regulatory strategies and policies, focusing on the competitiveness, fairness, and efficiency of wholesale energy markets. To carry out these duties, the Economist must develop knowledge of energy market dynamics and industry practices, a mastery of analytic and evaluative methods including quantitative approaches, and an understanding of Commission policies and initiatives. For more information about the Division of Energy Market Oversight, please visit the division’s website at: https://www.ferc.gov/about/offices/oe/oe-demo.asp and https://www.ferc.gov/market-oversight/market-oversight.asp

Major duties include:

  • Analyze large volumes of data using SAS or other statistical software.
  • Research the energy markets using data sources associated with electicity markets and U.S. natural gas markets to identify market fundamentals trends and examine the potential exercise of market power.
  • Work independently to summarize economic findings and visually present data.

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  • Term Intern summer 2018
  • Company FERC
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