The Antitrust Division (Division) is responsible for enforcing federal laws designed to ensure that our nation’s markets are free and open to robust competition. The Division is seeking applications for an internship opportunity that will directly support the Division’s Chief Economist.
Led by the Chief Economist, the Division’s EAG is one of the world’s leading venues for developing and applying economics to real world questions of competition. Division economists routinely incorporate internal corporate data, business documents, and information from interviews of executives to understand and model competition from a perspective that is unavailable in typical academic settings. As a result, EAG economists can develop a uniquely relevant understanding of firm conduct in a wide variety of industries—from traditional manufacturing to high tech. EAG’s analysis plays a central role in enforcement efforts to protect competition and benefit consumers through low prices, high quality, and innovation.
As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service.
The internship will entail supporting the Chief Economist across a variety of projects. Duties will include:
- Conducting research and writing white papers on antitrust policy issues as they arise.
- Identifying and convening experts.
- Building organizational capability and best practices around different disciplines and areas of technical expertise.
Minimum Weeks Required: 10
First-year (second semester only), second- or third-year law students.
Successful applicants will have exceptional communication skills, organizational and project management capabilities, and should be able to work on short deadlines, and take an entrepreneurial approach to gathering information and identifying resources.
Please submit a cover letter (including dates available), resume, writing sample, and official or unofficial transcript (must include full name). Application package should be sent via e-mail with EAG Volunteer Intern in the subject line and all attachments MUST be sent in Word or PDF format. Please submit application materials to the attention of Marvin Tyler at ATR.PERSONNEL@USDOJ.GOV.
Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
U.S. Citizenship is required
All applicants selected will be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Appointment is also contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background investigation adjudicated by the Department of Justice.
Additional selections may be made from this announcement.