Summer 2019 Law Internship Program  
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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; (4) the University Lands System; and (5) the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). The internships will last six weeks during the summer. A stipend of $5,000 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 March 31. All applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on this date to be considered.

To apply, please complete the application found in the below links and submit to the email address below along with an unofficial transcript by the deadline:


The OGERL Internship Application and Certification and the Publicity Release and Liability Waiver forms are available at the active link above and are also available at your Career Placement Office. Once you have filled out the application, please sign the application in the space provided and return your completed application, the executed Certification and 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 Mr. Ronnie Blackwell
Senior Counsel, Upstream Commercial & Operations
XTO Energy Inc.
22777 Springwoods Village Pkwy – N1.5A.334
Spring, Texas 77389

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 current 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 agency.

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