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Employment Opportunities

Want a position with intellectual challenge?

Where you will work on the cutting edges of policy, technology, and economics?

Where you can develop your career as far as you want it to go?

Where you can make a contribution on issues that are important for America and the world?

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is that kind of place. Our professional staff members are some of the most highly qualified in the communications field. All have outstanding academic training, and most have advanced university degrees. Their work cuts across disciplines and deals with emerging, front-page issues.

For example, as an FCC Engineer, you can work on the leading edge of communications technology and help determine future uses of the electromagnetic spectrum, or the National Broadband Plan. As an FCC Attorney, you might be analyzing challenging legal issues, influencing policy, or litigating. As an FCC economist, you can work on microeconomic studies including market analysis and pricing theory, game theory, industrial organization, and other significant economic issues.

A simple registration process allows you to apply for positions online via the Internet. You can create, archive and edit your resume in our automated recruitment system, FCCJobs. It's fast and easy to browse, select and apply for interesting jobs. To learn more about employment opportunities with the FCC, visit our automated recruitment system, FCCJobs.

Student Internships at the FCC

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) offers legal and non-legal internship opportunities throughout the year. Internships provide opportunities for students to increase their knowledge of the issues and technologies that are shaping the telecommunications market, while at the same time providing invaluable support to the Commission. The FCC is always looking for bright and motivated students who want to participate in one of our many programs and gain valuable experience.

Internships at the FCC may qualify for academic credit from a home institution, and are sometimes paid. While the positions are typically in the legal, economic or engineering disciplines, limited positions in other disciplines are available.

Internship opportunities may be on a part- or full-time basis and are available throughout the school year, as well as, the traditional summer program. Each bureau and office independently determines the number of internships, timeframes, and tasks assigned to their respective internship positions.

The academic year internships typically vary in length from eight to ten weeks. The summer program typically offers 12-week internships between May and September. The summer program also incorporates weekly meetings and group activities so that the interns throughout the FCC can participate in shared experiences and tasks.

Internship applicants must be enrolled either on a full-time or at least a half-time basis at an accredited institution at both the beginning and end of the internship. U.S. citizenship is not required for most internships.

Browse the internship positions currently available at the FCC at http://www.fcc.gov/internships/.

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