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Summer 2014 Law Internship Program

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS! An internship program has been established by the Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law (OGERL) Section of the State Bar of Texas to provide law students with a demonstrated interest in oil, gas and energy resources law the opportunity to obtain practical experience and exposure to the oil, gas and energy sector. Under this Program, the OGERL Section will sponsor a summer internship at the following: (1) the Public Utility Commission of Texas; (2) the Texas General Land Office; (3) the Railroad Commission of Texas; and (4) the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). The internships will last six weeks during the summer of 2014. A stipend of $3,000 will be paid to the selected candidates by the Section. The aforementioned agencies and ERCOT will make the final hiring decisions, and such decisions may be subject to additional background checks or requests to be made by the agencies and/or ERCOT.

Applications are due on or before January 17, 2014. All applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on this date to be considered.

To apply, please complete and submit the following by the deadline:

(1) OGERL Internship Application with affidavit certifying enrollment during the current school year;

(2) an unofficial copy of your transcript; and

(3) Intern Publicity Release and Liability Waiver Form (properly executed and witnessed).

The OGERL Internship Application and the Intern Publicity Release and Liability Waiver Form are available at your Career Placement Office or on the OGERL  website at Once you have filled out the application, please sign in the space provided and return your completed application, the executed and witnessed Intern Publicity Release and Liability Waiver Form, and an unofficial copy of your law school transcript to the following address by the deadline:
OGERL Section Internship Program 
c/o Mark C. Rodriguez
Vinson & Elkins LLP
First City Tower, Suite 2500
1001 Fannin Street
Houston, Texas 77002-6760
Fax: (713) 615-5314
Eligibility Requirements:
In order to be eligible for selection, an applicant must satisfy the following requirements:
1. Law students interested in participating in this Program must be currently enrolled at
an accredited law school. Preference will be given to law students attending one of the
nine accredited Texas law schools or Texas residents. The applicant must submit
verification of enrollment during the 2013-2014 academic year. Applicants who are
Texas residents attending a non-Texas law school may be requested to show proof of
residency. A release form authorizing the Section to obtain a current law school
transcript must be signed and attached.
2. The applicant must provide legal proof of authorization to work in the United States.
3. The applicant must be in the top 50% of his or her class.
4. Applicants must not have been or currently be subject to any disciplinary action by
any institution or entity, including, but not limited to, any education or law enforcement
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