Federal Communications Commission employment opportunities are posted on FCCJobs, an online recruitment system serving all job seekers.
FCCJobs is now integrated with USAJobs, which is the Federal Government's official source for all federal jobs. Once you register with USAJobs, it will allow you to access all FCC job vacancies. Each FCCJobs posting details whether the position is open to everyone, only open to federal government employees or only open to current FCC employees. You can also create, edit and archive your resume, and choose to be notified by email about jobs that might interest you.
Student Internship Opportunities
The FCC offers internships for career seekers in the legal and non-legal fields throughout the year. Internships may be on a part- or full-time basis. In addition to the traditional summer program, many of the bureaus and offices offer internship opportunities throughout the school year. Internships are offered on a rolling basis.
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Applications for internships are available directly through the hiring bureau or office. Each bureau and office independently determines the number of positions, timeframes and tasks assigned to their respective internship positions.
Internships at the FCC may qualify for academic credit from an accredited educational institution. Generally, positions are unpaid. While the positions are typically in the legal, economic or engineering disciplines, other disciplines such as public relations may be available. Typically, the school year internship positions vary in length from eight to 10 weeks, while the summer program offers 12-week positions between May and September.
Internship applicants must be enrolled at an accredited institution either on a full- or part-time basis at both the beginning and end of the internship. U.S. citizenship is not required for most internships.
Honors Engineer Program
The FCC's Honors Engineer Program is a one-year career-development program for recent graduates from qualifying educational institutions to gain training and experience on engineering and policy principles relevant to the fast-paced telecommunications industry. Honors engineers will receive on-the-job technical training while engaging with Commission staff in developing and shaping telecommunications policy.
Learn more about the Honors Engineer Program
Attorney Honors Program
The FCC's Attorney Honors Program is a two-year employment and training program designed to introduce law school graduates to the field of communications law and policy. Honors Program attorneys will participate in the many varied aspects of federal administrative practice as they relate to the FCC's oversight of television, radio, cable, wireless, wireline, satellite, and other communications services and facilities.
Learn more about the Attorney Honors Program