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Careers

People are the FEC’s most valuable resource. Employees come to public service from a variety of professional and demographic backgrounds.

Open positions

This page lists all positions currently available at the FEC.

Applicants can ask questions about their applications using the “Agency Contact Info” provided in each job announcement— it’s important to know the "Job Announcement Number" and the "Control Number" before making an inquiry.

Office of General Counsel externships

The FEC's Office of the General Counsel (OGG) is seeking law students for summer unpaid externships working on campaign finance and administrative law issues.

Externs are placed within one of the four divisions within OGC. The Enforcement Division

investigates alleged violations of the law, recommends to the Commission appropriate action to take with respect to apparent violations and directly negotiates conciliation agreements - which may include civil penalties and other remedies - with respondents or their counsel to resolve the matter. The Litigation Division represents the Commission before federal district courts and courts of appeal in all civil litigation involving the campaign finance statutes and regulations, including enforcing the law and defending it against constitutional and regulatory challenges. The Policy Division drafts, for the Commission's consideration, advisory opinions and regulations as well as other legal memoranda interpreting federal campaign finance law. The Administrative Law Division provides traditional "in-house counsel" services to the entire agency on issues that range from FOIA, the Privacy Act and other public disclosure of Commission actions, to personnel, employment, fiscal and procurement law issues. Law Clerks receive formal and informal feedback and mentoring. Summer externships typically begin in middle to late May and end in early August.

Interested students should email a cover letter, resume, writing sample and transcript to apply. The deadline to apply is March 17, 2024.

Virtual Career Fair

This event has been postponed to a later date. However, please continue to monitor this page (fec.gov/about/careers/) for the latest FEC vacancy announcements and job-related events. Thank you for your support and interest in the FEC.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The FEC is firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or disability.

Additional resources

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board and USAJobs offer several publications about public service for applicants: