• Bureau/Office - Position 1 of 3
    Enforcement BureauOffice of the Bureau Chief - Computer Science/Data Management, Student Internship

    The Enforcement Bureau serves as the primary entity within the Commission responsible for enforcement of the Communications Act and other communications statutes, the Commission's rules, as well as Commission orders and authorizations. The Bureau, through firm, fast, flexible and fair enforcement of the Communications Act and the FCC's rules, promotes competition, protects consumers, resolves complaints, and fosters efficient use of the spectrum while furthering public safety goals.
     
  • Internship Period
    Summer 2018 (May 28, 2019 – August 16, 2019)
  • General Duties
    Computer science/data management intern will work with Bureau staff on a wide range of issues, which may include developing tools that will improve data quality; research on new technologies; assistance in drafting Commission documents (e.g., orders, public notices, staff reports and database reports); and analyzing and updating data reports. The intern will have the opportunity to attend and participate in meetings with Commission personnel and outside parties, and to take advantage of training and educational programs as appropriate.
  • Selection Criteria
    • Undergraduate student; entering junior-year and above; studying computer science, electrical engineering, network security, information assurance, information technology, mathematics, homeland security, emergency management or business.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills.
    • Preferably, working knowledge of UNIX or LINUX, as well as SQL.
    • Current enrollment in a school or university that has been accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
    • Be in good academic standing (i.e., must have at least a 3.0 GPA or equivalent).
    • Be a U.S. citizen. If not a U.S. citizen, must meet one the following criteria: 1) owe permanent allegiance to the United States (for example, natives of American Samoa and Swains Island); 2) be a lawfully admitted for permanent residence and seeking citizenship as outlined in 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3)(B); or 3) be admitted as a refugee under 8 U.S.C. § 1157 or have been granted asylum under 8 U.S.C. § 1158 and have filed a declaration of intention to become lawful permanent resident and citizen when eligible.
    • Education requirements must be met prior to appointment.
  • Application Information
    Cover letter, resumé and current transcript.
  • Email Application to
    Jon Minkoff, Chief Data Officer, Office of Bureau Chief
  • Application Deadline
    Applications for internships will be accepted on a rolling basis until filled.
  • Additional Information
    Unpaid Volunteer internship. Three Hundred (300) hour minimum requirement.

  • Bureau/Office - Position 2 of 3
    Enforcement BureauOffice of Field Director, Engineering Student Internship

    The Enforcement Bureau (EB) is the primary Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) bureau that enforces the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, and the Commission's rules and orders. EB's Office of Field Director (OFD) provides investigative, legal, and analytical support to the FCC's Field Operations that consists of more than 40 highly trained personnel dispersed among 13 field offices across the country, including Puerto Rico, which are organized into three geographic regions. OFD's primary mission is to investigate matters of interference affecting wireless and broadcast services. We also partner with other FCC bureaus and offices to provide on-scene services in support of their investigative and licensing efforts. In addition, we are committed to partnering with local, state, and federal enforcement agencies on communications-related matters.
     
  • Internship Period
    Fall Semester 2018, Spring Semester 2019
  • General Duties
    Engineering interns will work with OFD staff on a wide range of issues, which may include analysis of Radio Frequency (R.F.) interference investigations conducted by Field Agents. Tasks may involve research on new technologies, analyzing and updating data reports, and assisting with drafting Commission documents (e.g., staff reports and database reports). Interns will have the opportunity to attend and participate in meetings with Commission personnel and outside parties and may take advantage of Commission training and educational programs as appropriate.
  • Selection Criteria
    Undergraduate Student Junior-level and above, studying Electrical Engineering with a Communications and/or Electromagnetics emphasis.
    • Current enrollment in a school or university that has been accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
    • Be in good academic standing (i.e., must have at least a 3.2 GPA or equivalent).
    • Be a U.S. Citizen, or if you are not a U.S. citizen, you must meet one of the following criteria: 1) owe permanent allegiance to the United States (for example, natives of American Samoa and Swains Island); 2) be a lawfully admitted permanent resident and seeking U.S. citizenship as outlined in 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3)(B); or 3) be admitted as a refugee under 8 U.S.C. § 1157 or have been granted asylum under 8 U.S.C. § 1158 and have filed a Declaration of Intention to become a lawful permanent resident and then a citizen when eligible.
    • Education requirements must be met prior to appointment.
  • Application Information
    Send a current resumé and transcript, and cover letter addressed to Joy Ragsdale, Esq., Field Counsel, FCC Enforcement Bureau, Office of Field Director, at Joy.Ragsdale@fcc.gov.
  • Additional Information
    Unpaid volunteer internship. 150-180 hours. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until filled.

  • Bureau/Office - Position 3 of 3
    Enforcement BureauOffice of Field Director, Law Student Internship

    The Federal Communications Commission Enforcement Bureau (Bureau) is the primary unit responsible for enforcing the provisions of the Communications Act, the Commission's rules, orders, and various licensing terms and conditions. The Office of Field Director (OFD) within the Bureau is seeking second and third-year law students for the Fall 2018 and/or Spring 2019 semesters.
     
  • Internship Period
    Fall 2018 and/or Spring 2019 semesters
  • General Duties
    Law students should expect to conduct extensive legal research, analysis, and draft recommendation memoranda that may be used in potentially complex investigations concerning telecommunications, wireless, and broadcast licensees, and other entities are covered by the Commission's statutory authority. Students will work closely with and receive constructive feedback from senior attorneys. For more information, please visit our website at: https://www.fcc.gov/eb-rfo
  • Skills and Qualifications
    Candidates must be current law school students who possess excellent legal research, writing, and analytical skills. Candidates should have a demonstrated interest in communications and enforcement issues, a positive and team-oriented attitude, and great initiative. Bilingual (English and Spanish or French) written and oral skills are beneficial.
    • A degree-seeking student currently enrolled in a law school that has been accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
    • Be in good academic standing (i.e., must have at least a 3.4 GPA or equivalent).
    • U.S. Citizen. If you are not a U.S. citizen, you must meet one of these three criteria: 1) owe permanent allegiance to the United States (for example, natives of American Samoa and Swains Island); 2) be lawfully admitted for Permanent Residence and seeking U.S. citizenship as outlined in 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3)(B); or 3) be admitted as a Refugee under 8 U.S.C. § 1157 or have been granted asylum under 8 U.S.C. § 1158 and have filed a Declaration of Intention to become a lawful permanent resident and then citizenship when eligible. Education and citizenship requirements must be met prior to appointment. A law school transcript is required to verify requirements.
  • Application Information
    Each applicant must submit a cover letter describing his or her background and interest in the Bureau's work, a resumé, an unofficial transcript, and a writing sample.
  • Application Deadline
    Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
  • Additional Information
    Law students applying during the fall and spring semesters are expected to work 150-180 hours. Openings are for unpaid internships or externships. Successful candidates may qualify for academic credit. Employment offers are contingent on the successful completion of a background check. All applicants will be rated on the extent and quality of experience and education relevant to the duties of the position. The FCC determines the BEST QUALIFIED CANDIDATES based on the major job-related competencies and evaluation of your knowledge, skills, and abilities reflected in your application and supporting documents.

 

 

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