Legal Internships in the Bureau of Competition

Summer Internships
The Bureau coordinates a comprehensive 8 to 10 week Summer Program for second and first year law student interns. Most interns start the last week in May and the Bureau organizes a summer calendar throughout June and July that provides interns with opportunities to learn about the fundamentals of antitrust law, as well as attend case studies, brown bags, and a variety of social events. Our goal is for all interns to leave the summer with great experiences and skills, as well as strong professional relationships with staff.

2L Summer Internships The Bureau typically welcomes 8 2L students during the summer and accepts applications from August 1 through September 15.

1L Summer Internships The Bureau also welcomes between 6 and 8 1L student interns and accepts applications from December 1 through February 15.

Semester Internships The Bureau provides semester internships every spring and fall to second and third year law students with a background in antitrust, economics, or finance. We request that students be available to work at least 10 to 15 hours per week. Students applying for semester positions are encouraged to indicate their preferred divisions in the cover letter. All semester internships are unpaid volunteer positions.

All internships are unpaid volunteer positions.

How to apply
Students interested in applying for a 2L Summer Internship may email the following materials to bcrecruit@ftc.gov or apply through the on-campus interview process. In the subject line of the email, please include your first and last name and “2L Summer Internship Application.”

  • Cover letter indicating your interest in antitrust and the Bureau
  • Résumé
  • Transcript (an official copy is not necessary)
  • Short writing sample (no more than five pages)
  • List of three references

We try to make callback decisions as quickly as possible after the initial interview, generally within three weeks. We extend offers on a rolling basis, so early applications are encouraged.

Students interested in applying for a 1L Summer Internship may email the following materials to bcrecruit@ftc.gov by February 15, or apply through the on-campus interview process. In the subject line of the email, please include your first and last name and “1L Summer Internship Application.”

  • Cover letter indicating your interest in antitrust and the Bureau
  • Résumé
  • Transcript (an official copy is not necessary)
  • Short writing sample (no more than five pages)
  • List of three references

Second and third year law students interested in applying for a Spring or Fall Semester Internship may email the following materials to bcrecruit@ftc.gov. In the subject line of the email, please include your first and last name and the division(s) in which you are most interested in working.

  • Cover letter indicating your preferred division
  • Résumé
  • Transcript (an official copy is not necessary)
  • Short writing sample (no more than five pages)
  • List of three references

We will review applications on a rolling basis until we fill all available positions.