• Bureau/Office - Position 1 of 2
    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 29, 2018 – August 17, 2018)
  • 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 2
    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 Field Operations that consists of more than 40 highly trained personnel dispersed among 13 field offices throughout the country, 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
    Summer 2018 (May 24, 2018 – August 17, 2018)
  • 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, assistance in drafting Commission documents (e.g., Orders, public notices, staff reports and database reports), analyzing and updating data reports. Interns will have the opportunity to attend and participate in meetings with Commission personnel and outside parties and to 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 3.0 GPA or equivalent).
    • Be a U.S. Citizen or if you are not a citizen you 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 then citizen when eligible.
    • Education requirements must be met prior to appointment.
  • Application Information
    Cover letter, resumé and current transcript.
  • Email Application to
    Joy Ragsdale, Esq., Field Counsel, Office of Field Director
  • 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.

 

 

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