The Department of Energy’s Honors Attorney Program is designed to recruit highly-qualified law school graduates (and recent law graduates completing judicial clerkships or fellowships) and offers such individuals a unique opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the Department’s diverse law practice. DOE Honors Attorneys are assigned to individual Assistant General Counsel (AGC) offices for rotations of 4-6 months. AGC offices offer a wide variety of legal practice areas including environmental law, legislation and regulation, litigation and enforcement, international law, procurement, intellectual property and others. Honors Attorneys will gain firsthand exposure to cutting-edge legal issues in these areas. Honors Attorneys may be eligible to convert to permanent positions in DOE after completing one year in the program.
The Department’s Honors Attorney Program was inaugurated with a fall 2012 cohort. We expect to be hiring a fall 2022 cohort with applications due through USAJobs in late July/early August 2021.