American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) is a trade association representing high-tech American manufacturers of virtually the entire U.S. supply of gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, other fuels and home heating oil, as well as the petrochemicals used as building blocks for thousands of vital products in daily life.

AFPM’s legal department participates in litigation affecting the refining and petrochemical industries; enhances AFPM’s advocacy initiatives by providing analytical support to the legislative, regulatory, communications, and outreach departments; provides legal support to AFPM’s business enterprises through the contracting process; and ensures the organization’s compliance with antitrust, copyright, and other applicable laws and regulations.


The legal intern will work alongside the General Counsel and will focus on a variety of legal and regulatory issues that are important to the refining and petrochemical manufacturing industries.

Projects of the legal intern include:

  • Conducting research and drafting litigation, regulatory, or administrative materials;
  • Monitoring developments in ongoing government and litigation proceedings;
  • Presenting on the monthly Legal Committee calls; and
  • Working with AFPM’s outside counsel to monitor and assist with ongoing litigation.
  • Other projects may be assigned


All applicants must be currently enrolled in law school.  A rising 3L with an expressed interest in energy or antitrust law is strongly preferred. AFPM will work with the applicant’s law school to provide the applicant with class credit for their work or the applicant can earn an hourly wage working no more than 30 hours per week.

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Salary for this position is market-driven and based on the candidate’s experience and qualifications. Total compensation includes a comprehensive benefits program, including healthcare coverage, paid leave benefits, 401(k) with employer match, life insurance, disability insurance, and more.

If you are a qualified, interested candidate, please complete the following online application process. Candidates are strongly encouraged to include a current resume and cover letter.

Only direct applications will be considered; resumes received via placement agency or other third party will not be reviewed.

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AFPM is an equal opportunity employer. AFPM does not discriminate in employment on account of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status or unfavorable discharge from military service.

I understand that neither the completion of this application nor any other part of my consideration for employment establishes any obligation for AFPM to hire me. If I am hired, I understand that either AFPM or I can terminate my employment at any time and for any reason, with or without cause and without prior notice. I understand that no representative of AFPM has the authority to make any assurance to the contrary.

I attest with my signature below, the information provided to AFPM is true and complete information. No requested information has been concealed. I authorize AFPM to contact references provided for employment reference checks. If any information I have provided is untrue, or if I have concealed material information, I understand that this will constitute cause for the denial of employment or immediate dismissal.

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