Overview of the FTC's Honors Paralegal Program

Each year, the Federal Trade Commission seeks motivated people to work in Washington, D.C., helping attorneys and investigators with the investigation and litigation of compelling, cutting-edge antitrust and consumer protection issues. As an FTC Honors Paralegal, you will be able to take advantage of the substantive training, challenging legal work, and excellent reputation offered by the Federal Trade Commission.

“The Honors Paralegal Program is special in that it caters to such a wide spectrum of interests. Whether it is economics, law, business or public policy, the program has a lot to offer. As a BCP Honors Paralegal I was able to work on a variety of projects, cases, and workshops. I am confident that the hands-on experiences I have gained will open doors to many career paths.”

Honors Paralegals at the FTC work with attorneys, investigators, economists, and other support staff on various kinds of investigation, litigation, and policy work. Honors Paralegals participate in every step of cases at the FTC, from conducting interviews and market research to reviewing company documents, preparing exhibits for trial, and
assisting attorneys in the courtroom.

Honors Paralegals work in the FTC’s Bureau of Competition, Bureau of Consumer Protection, and the Office of the General Counsel. Click on the links above for more information about the goals of each bureau/office and the work paralegals usually perform. While each bureau/office is different, many of the paralegal tasks and skills are similar. You only need to submit one application to be considered for all available paralegal positions in the Bureau of Competition, Consumer Protection, and the Office of the General Counsel.

As an FTC Honors Paralegal, you will join other motivated individuals in rewarding work at one of the government’s most dynamic agencies in one of the country’s most exciting cities. Your time at the FTC will provide you with valuable public service experience and help shape your career. You will become a member of a distinguished group of FTC Honors Paralegal alumni, who have gone on to work in law, business, and public policy. FTC Honors Paralegals have real opportunities for significant responsibility, hands-on experience, and rewarding public service, as well as the chance to learn a great deal about a career in law, economics, or public policy.