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Summer Intern at FTC

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Former Employee - Summer Intern  in  Washington, DC
Former Employee - Summer Intern in Washington, DC

I worked at FTC as an intern for less than a year

Pros

Free foods every other Friday
Intern works 8 hours per day.

Cons

Works involve reading similar consumer's complaints everyday. It is endless.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    FTC's Honors Paralegal program is a great opportunity for hands-on law/gov work.

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    Former Employee - Honors Paralegal  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Honors Paralegal in Washington, DC

    I worked at FTC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I worked in the Honors Paralegal program for two years. Great place to start a career & gain first-hand knowledge of work in government/policy/law. Opportunities try your hand in a lot of different roles. I was in Bureau of Consumer Protection.

    Cons

    Most often leads to grad school - unlikely to find internal options for advancement. There's a 4-year max for the program; I wouldn't recommend staying more than 2 years without a great reason. Also, your managers are all lawyers - their management skills will be hit or miss.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to assume responsibility early in your legal career.

    Current Employee - Staff Attorney
    Current Employee - Staff Attorney

    I have been working at FTC full-time

    Pros

    Junior attorneys get great opportunities to contribute to the FTC's work -- be it on high- or low-profile cases. While it's a small agency, it's big enough to afford opportunities for career advancement within the agency. The FTC has a great international reputation, and FTC attorneys travel abroad to participate in technical assistant projects. There is a special AUSA rotation.

    Cons

    It is political . . . but that was to be expected. Support staff is stretched thin, which leads to attorneys doing non-legal admin tasks (which is not an efficient use of agency resources).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Getting more support staff would allow attorneys to spend more hours practicing law.

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