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  • Bureau/Office - Position 1 of 4
    Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau

    The Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau is seeking part-time and full-time non-paid interns to primarily work alongside the FCC’s cyber leaders and team. The Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau is responsible for developing, recommending, and administering the agency's rules and policies pertaining to public safety communications issues, including cybersecurity, 9-1-1 and E9-1-1, operability and interoperability of public safety communications, emergency alerting, communications infrastructure protection and disaster response, and network security and reliability.
     
  • Internship Period(s)
    Internship Period(s) Fall/Spring semesters and Summer
  • General Duties:
    Interns will have the opportunity to gain valuable insight on the FCC’s role in addressing cyber threats to the nation’s communications networks. The intern will: (1) assist in the analysis and preparation of Commission documents, including briefing materials for FCC senior officials; (2) conduct research; and (3) participate in meetings with Commission personnel and outside entities, including communications providers, federal, state, and local government stakeholders.
  • Selection Criteria
    To be considered you must:

    • Be a U.S. Citizen and possess strong academic credentials, good interpersonal skills, excellent research and writing abilities, as well as an interest in communications and public service.


      For technical interns:
    • Be enrolled at least half time in a master’s or doctorate degree program at an accredited college or university with a major in computer science, engineering, network security, information assurance, information technology, mathematics, business with a specific concentration in one of the above, a focus on cybersecurity policy or a closely related discipline.
    • Be an undergraduate student in your junior or senior academic years of school with a major in one of the above.

    • For legal interns:
      • Be a second or third year law student enrolled at least half time in an accredited law school with coursework and/or experience related to cybersecurity policy, information technology, or information security.
  • Send Application to
    PSHSBCyberInternship@fcc.gov or by mail to PSHSB Cybersecurity Internship Program, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street, S.W., Washington, DC 20554, c/o Nicole McGinnis.
  • Application Information
    Cover letter, resume, references, brief writing sample, and most recent transcript. Applicants should clearly indicate the period(s) for which they are applying, and the amount of time (days/hours) they would be available to work each week.
  • Additional Information
    Non-paid internships are offered on a year-round basis. Academic credit may be available for internships (please check with your school).
  • Applications Deadline
    Rolling basis.



  • Bureau/Office - Position 2 of 4
    Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau
    Policy and Licensing Division

    The Policy and Licensing Division of the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission is seeking to fill various intern positions. The Policy and Licensing Division drafts, develops, and administers rules, regulations, and policies, including those pertaining to 700 MHz and 800 MHz spectrum, 911/Enhanced 911 (E911), Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs), operability and interoperability for public safety communications. In addition, the Policy and Licensing Division oversees the licensing of spectrum for public safety entities (e.g., police and fire departments).
     
  • Internship Period(s)
    Internship Period(s) Winter/Spring 2015, Summer 2015 and Fall 2015.
  • General Duties: Unpaid Legal Intern
    The intern will assist with analysis of a broad spectrum of legal issues relating to the policies, programs and regulations of the agency. He/she will perform legal research on a variety of issues and also may be required to prepare written summary of research findings. Additionally, the intern will assist in the preparation of legal memoranda and other Commission documents. The intern also will attend and participate in meetings with Commission personnel and outside parties.
  • Selection Criteria
    First, second and third year law students with strong analytical, research, writing and organizational skills. Students must be enrolled in law school at least half-time in order to apply. Must be U.S. Citizen.
  • Send Application to
    John Evanoff, Policy and Licensing Division, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau at John.Evanoff@fcc.gov.
  • Application Information
    Cover letter, resumé and a brief writing sample.
  • Additional Information
    If you should have any questions concerning this internship, please contact John Evanoff via email at John.Evanoff@fcc.gov or by telephone at (202) 418-0848.
  • Applications Deadline
    Rolling basis.



  • Bureau/Office - Position 3 of 4
    Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau
    Cybersecurity and Communications Reliability Division, legal internship

    The Cybersecurity and Communications Reliability Division (CCR) is seeking to fill various unpaid intern positions. CCR provides technical and policy advice and drafts Commission and Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau-level orders, public notices, studies, analyses, and other documents on a variety of public safety and homeland security-related communications issues such as cyber security, network resiliency, 911 reliability, disruptions to communications networks and systems, national security, disaster management, and other related issues.
     
  • Internship Period(s)
    Internship Period(s) Fall 2014 and Winter/Spring 2015.
  • General Duties: Unpaid Legal Intern
    The intern will assist with analysis of a broad spectrum of legal and policy issues relating to potential and existing programs and regulations of the agency. He/she will perform legal research on a variety of issues and also may be required to prepare written summaries of research findings. Additionally, the intern will assist in the preparation of legal memoranda and other Commission documents. The incumbent also may attend and participate in meetings with Commission personnel and outside parties.
  • Selection Criteria
    Second and third year law students with strong analytical, research, writing and organizational skills. Students must be enrolled in law school at least half-time in order to apply. Students may apply during their first year of law school but they must have completed their first academic year of school before the internship starts.
  • Send Application to
    Michael Connelly, Cybersecurity and Communications Reliability Division, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau at Michael.Connelly@fcc.gov.
  • Application Information
    Cover letter, resumé and a brief writing sample. Interviews may be conducted by phone.
  • Additional Information
    If you should have any questions concerning this internship, please contact Michael Connelly via email at: Michael.Connelly@fcc.gov or telephone at (202) 418-0132.
  • Applications Deadline
    Rolling basis.


  • Bureau/Office - Position 4
    Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau
    Operations and Emergency Management Division

    Positions are located in the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau,Operations and Emergency Management Division (OEM), of the Federal Communications Commission. The Bureau serves as the primary Commission entity responsible for matters pertaining to public safety and homeland security, including national security, emergency management and preparedness, and disaster management. The Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau is responsible for coordinating public safety and homeland security-related activities within the Commission.
     
  • Internship Period(s)
    Summer, Fall 2013.
  • General Duties
    Will conduct directed research regarding emergency management at the strategic and operational levels; assist in review of office emergency plans and procedures (unclassified), and provide verbal and written assistance as necessary; assist in preparing both written and oral presentations when directed.
  • Selection Criteria
    Second and third year law or engineering students with strong analytical, research, writing and organizational skills. Students must be enrolled at least half time in order to apply. Must be familiar with all aspects of Microsoft Office; Writing samples are requested.
  • Send Application to
    PSHSBIntern@fcc.gov (Attention: Kenneth Burnley) NOTE: In subject line of the email, be sure to state: Public Safety/OEM.
  • Application Information
    Proof of student enrollment, cover letter, resumé, brief writing sample and three references with contact names and telephone numbers.
  • Additional Information
    If you should have any questions concerning this internship, please contact Kenneth Burnley via email at Kenneth.Burnley@fcc.gov or telephone at 202-418-0664.
  • Applications Deadline
    Rolling basis.

 

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