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 Diversity Pipeline Program interns, and participate in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (”LCLD”) Law School 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. Students will also participate in the LCLD Scholars conference in Dallas,Texas from June 5th-7th. 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. For more information about the LCLD program, see www.lcldnet.org.
The program will begin on Monday, June 2, 2014 and conclude on Friday, July 25, 2014.
Selection criteria include academic excellence, personal or professional achievement in overcoming hardship, and a demonstrated commitment to diversity. 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 13, 2014, 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 3rd and February 14th. Interviewees will be asked to bring their first semester grades to the interview.
PG&E provides equal opportunity in employment and advancement for all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or any non-job related factor.