Legal Internships in the Bureau of Competition

Summer Legal Internship Program:

One of the major goals of the Bureau of Competition’s legal internship program is to provide law students with meaningful work experience in the field of antitrust enforcement. The legal internship program gives law students the opportunity to work closely with attorneys, economists, and other investigative staff on actual law enforcement investigations and federal court litigations. Interns can expect to learn the fundamentals of antitrust law through substantive assignments on a wide range of issues. The Bureau also offers a comprehensive training program, which includes case studies and brown bag lunches throughout the summer, as well as opportunities to develop strong professional relationships with attorneys and economists. Internships are unpaid volunteer positions based in Washington, D.C. Interns may be assigned to one of the following divisions: Healthcare, Anticompetitive Practices, Mergers I, Mergers II, Mergers III, or Mergers IV.

At the end of the summer internship, all 2L summer interns will be considered for an entry-level position.  

Candidates interested in a 2L summer position should apply through a Simplicity job posting at their law school. If the candidate’s law school does not have a Simplicity job posting, the candidate may apply by sending an email to bcrecruit2L@ftc.gov. 2L summer applications are accepted from July 15 through September 10.

Candidates interested in a 1L summer position should apply through a Simplicity job posting at their law school. If the candidate’s law school does not have a Simplicity job posting, the candidate may apply by sending an email to bcrecruit1L@ftc.gov. 1L summer applications are accepted from December 1 through February 1.

All candidates must submit a resume, transcript, list of two references, and a writing sample of 5 pages or less. Early applications are encouraged because the Bureau makes offers on a rolling basis.

Semester Legal Internship Program:

The Bureau also accepts full-time semester interns. Interested students should send a resume, transcript, a list of three professional references, and a writing sample of 5 pages or less to bcrecruitextern@ftc.gov.

For more division-specific information about semester internships at the Bureau of Competition, please reach out to the following contacts below:

Mergers I – Aylin Skroejer
Mergers III – Ashley Masters
Mergers IV – Kevin Hahm or Mark Seidman
Health Care – Kara Lee Monahan