The Commission has several student program options aimed at providing a rewarding work experience for students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees.

These programs are focused on inspiring and stimulating the next generation of energy industry leaders through challenging project assignments. Students work in the Program Offices throughout the Commission, providing an inside look into the operations of a Federal agency and networking opportunities with Commission leaders. Students work in program areas alongside other employees with similar professional and academic backgrounds. Networking throughout FERC provides students the opportunity to seek a broad range of career opportunities in their fields of interest.

In addition to a competitive salary, students receive paid vacation, holiday, and sick leave. We provide a transit subsidy to defray student's commuting expenses. Our Information Technology training workshops focus on intermediate and advanced knowledge in Microsoft Applications, such as, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access. Most importantly, student employees have scheduling flexibility. We support our student employees and encourage them to continue their education. Students select a schedule that accommodates their availability.


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Our Summer Intern Program is designed to help students bridge the gap between academic achievements and the first experience in a corporate office environment. Opportunities allow students to gain valuable experience in a wide variety of fields, to include business and engineering. 


The purpose of the Student Temporary Assistant Resource Services (STARS) program is to provide the Commission with temporary administrative support and to provide networking for students throughout the Commission. The STARS program offers student employees structure, motivation, leadership skills, and diverse work projects, which expose them to various levels of the business of the Federal government. 

Student Volunteer Internship Program


The Student Volunteer Internship Program provides students with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience, apply their educational knowledge to the real workforce, and offer fresh perspectives and innovative solutions to problems. Students have the opportunity to participate in the volunteer program throughout the year, though the majority of positions will be offered during the summer months. 


This page was last updated on February 25, 2021