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Pacific Gas and Electric Company 1L Diversity Pipeline Program

Deadline: January 16, 2017 by 8:00pm PST [2018 information not currently available]


We thrive on diversity at Pacific Gas and Electric Company and strive to cultivate a workplace where inclusion, acceptance, and mutual respect are standard. We are also committed to increasing the diversity of attorneys practicing energy law. With this commitment in mind, in 2007 PG&E’s Law Department established its Diversity Pipeline Program. This program provides law students with an opportunity to experience PG&E’s multifaceted legal practice, interact with attorneys from various law firms, network with former and current Diversity Pipeline Program interns, and participate in an in-house mentoring program.

During the eight-week internship program at PG&E's San Francisco office, four (4) first-year law students will receive a variety of work assignments in multiple practice areas which may include, among others, litigation, corporate, commercial, and regulatory matters. The interns will also learn first-hand about PG&E’s business operations and interact with the Law Department’s business clients. Each student will receive an hourly rate of compensation targeted to equate to a $6,000 per-month salary. All compensation is subject to employee withholding.

The program will begin on Monday, June 5, 2017 and conclude on Friday, July 28, 2017. Selection criteria include a demonstrated commitment to diversity, personal or professional achievement in overcoming hardship, and academic excellence. This program is only available to students who are currently first-year law students.

Applications are due no later than 8:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on Monday, January 16, 2017, no exceptions, and must include each of the following:
•First-year course writing sample (limited to ten (10) pages)
•Personal statement addressing selection criteria (limited to three (3) pages)

Applicants are responsible for assuring that their application is timely, accurate, and complete. Please send applications by email to:

If you are selected as a finalist, you will be asked to participate in an in-person or video-conferenced interview on a mutually convenient date between February 6th and February 17th. Interviewees will be asked to bring their first semester grades to the interview.

Award: An hourly rate of compensation targeted to equal a $6,000 per-month salary.