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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Student Temporary Assistant Resource Services (STARS) Program
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The purpose of the Student Temporary Assistant Resource Services (STARS) Program is to provide the Commission with temporary administrative support and to provide networking for students throughout the Commission. The STARS Program offers student employees structure, motivation, leadership skills, and diverse work projects, which expose students to various levels of the business of the Federal government.

Students in the STARS program gain first-hand experiences in the Federal government by providing support to the professional staff. Their job functions include routine office automation tasks, data entry, research projects, and production work. Throughout the school year, STARS work a minimum of 16 hours and a maximum of 40 hours per week during normal business hours.

If you are interested in the STARS program, you must apply via USAJOBs when a position becomes available. If you have general questions about the STARS program, contact Tiffany Gray at


  • Provide administrative support to executive officials, program managers, and general staff

  • Complete special projects which may include assisting in the administration of the agency’s learning management system

  • Research and collect data for various HR initiatives

  • Communicate effectively with internal and external customers

  • Work proactively with team members

Many of our STARS students are converted to full-time positions upon graduation. Meet Bria Davis, former STARS intern, who was converted as Human Resources Specialist (Employee Development) upon graduating from Howard University with a B.S. in Human Development in May 2019.

Bria Davis

“I believe that this is a great opportunity for students that are interested in gaining substantial experience in the federal government. If you have a positive attitude, a strong ability to work and communicate well with others, this would be a great internship for you! As a STAR, I often reference concepts that I have learned in my Human Development courses that highlight the best ways to provide necessary information while also encouraging engagement and participation. As a Human Resources Specialist, I work collaboratively with my team to host New Hire Orientations, assist employees with training requests and so much more!”
-Bria Davis