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Bureau/Office - 
Enforcement Bureau – Law Clerks / Law Internships – Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis  

 
The Enforcement Bureau (EB) is the primary Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) organizational unit responsible for enforcing the provisions of the Communications Act, as amended, the Commission’s rules, orders, and various licensing terms and conditions.  In addition to general enforcement and deterrence goals, EB dedicates its resources to investigations and enforcement actions involving FCC-regulated services and equipment that significantly impact:

  • Consumer Protection and Privacy;
  • Data Security, Cybersecurity, and Supply Chain Integrity;
  • National Security, Public Safety, Emergency Services, and Harmful Interference;
  • Fraud Targeting Critical FCC-Funded and -Administered Programs; and
  • Fair Competition and Equal Opportunities.
     

Internship / Clerkship Period
Fall/Spring Semesters and Summer

  • General Duties

    Law clerks will have the opportunity to gain valuable insight on the FCC’s role in enforcing the provisions of the Communications Act, as amended, the Commission’s rules, orders, and various licensing terms and conditions. The law clerk will: (1) conduct legal and factual research; (2) assist in the analysis and preparation of Commission documents, including briefing materials for FCC personnel; (3) participate in meetings with Commission personnel and possibly outside entities, including communications providers, federal, state, and local government stakeholders.
  • Selection Criteria

     
    • Strong written and oral communication skills, good interpersonal skills, and an interest in Communications Law and public service.
    • 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.
    • EB prefers that spring and fall interns to work a minimum of 15-20 hours per week, for at least ten weeks; and prefers summer interns to work 40 hours per week for at least eight weeks.

Application Information

 

  • Cover letter, resumé and current transcript combined in a single PDF document. A writing sample and list of references should also be available upon request.
  • Please specify in your cover letter the term/year/availability for which you are applying (e.g. “Summer 2024, 40 hours/wk” or “Fall 2024, 20 hours/wk”) and if you are open to being placed in any Enforcement Bureau Division or if there is a Division that you would like to be placed.      Division and office information is found  here.


     
  • Email Application to
    LawClerkEB@FCC.GOV

Please include in the subject line of the email the term/year/availability for which you are applying (e.g. “Summer 2024, 40 hours/wk” or “Fall 2024, 20 hours/wk”)

  • Application Deadline
    Applications for law clerkships will be accepted on a rolling basis until filled.


     
  • Additional Information
    The FCC prioritizes providing internship opportunities to students who are supported by fellowship or stipend funding or are receiving credit from the educational institution. 

 

Bureau/Office - 
Enforcement Bureau – Technical Student Internship – Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis 


The Enforcement Bureau (EB) is the primary Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) organizational unit responsible for enforcing the provisions of the Communications Act, as amended, the Commission’s rules, orders, and various licensing terms and conditions.  In addition to general enforcement and deterrence goals, EB dedicates its resources to investigations and enforcement actions involving FCC-regulated services and equipment that significantly impact:

  • Consumer Protection and Privacy;
  • Data Security, Cybersecurity, and Supply Chain Integrity;
  • National Security, Public Safety, Emergency Services, and Harmful Interference;
  • Fraud Targeting Critical FCC-Funded and -Administered Programs; and
  • Fair Competition and Equal Opportunities.
     

Internship Period
Fall/Spring Semesters and Summer

  • General Duties

    Technical Interns will have the opportunity to gain valuable insight on the FCC’s role in enforcing the provisions of the Communications Act, as amended, the Commission’s rules, orders, and various licensing terms and conditions. The intern will: (1) conduct research; (2) assist in the analysis and preparation of Commission documents, including briefing materials for FCC personnel; (3) participate in meetings with Commission personnel and possibly outside entities, including communications providers, federal, state, and local government stakeholders.
  • Selection Criteria

     
    • 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, homeland security, intelligence, emergency management, or business; and should have a focus on communications technology, network security policy or a related discipline.


       
    • Be an undergraduate student who has completed at least two academic years of school with a major in one of the above.


       
    • 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.
    • EB prefers that spring and fall interns to work a minimum of 15-20 hours per week, for at least ten weeks; and prefers summer interns to work 40 hours per week for at least eight weeks.

Application Information

  • Cover letter, resumé and current transcript combined in a single PDF document. References should also be available upon request.
  • Please specify in your cover letter the term/year/availability for which you are applying (e.g. “Summer 2024, 40 hours/wk” or “Fall 2024, 20 hours/wk”) and if you are open to being placed in any Enforcement Bureau Division or if there is a Division that you would like to be placed.      Division and office information is found  here.

     
  • Email Application to
    TechnicalInternshipEB@FCC.GOV

Please include in the subject line of the email the term/year/availability for which you are applying (e.g. “Summer 2024, 40 hours/wk” or “Fall 2024, 20 hours/wk”)

  • Application Deadline
    Applications for internships will be accepted on a rolling basis until filled.


     
  • Additional Information
    The FCC prioritizes providing internship opportunities to students who are supported by fellowship or stipend funding or are receiving credit from the educational institution.  

 

Bureau/Office - 
Enforcement Bureau – Computer Science / Data Analysis & Management Internship– Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis 


The Enforcement Bureau (EB) is the primary Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) organizational unit responsible for enforcing the provisions of the Communications Act, as amended, the Commission’s rules, orders, and various licensing terms and conditions.  In addition to general enforcement and deterrence goals, EB dedicates its resources to investigations and enforcement actions involving FCC-regulated services and equipment that significantly impact:

  • Consumer Protection and Privacy;
  • Data Security, Cybersecurity, and Supply Chain Integrity;
  • National Security, Public Safety, Emergency Services, and Harmful Interference;
  • Fraud Targeting Critical FCC-Funded and -Administered Programs; and
  • Fair Competition and Equal Opportunities.
     

Internship Period
Fall/Spring Semesters and Summer

  • General Duties

    Technical Interns will have the opportunity to gain valuable insight on the FCC’s role in enforcing the provisions of the Communications Act, as amended, the Commission’s rules, orders, and various licensing terms and conditions. The intern will: (1) conduct research; (2) assist in the analysis and preparation of Commission documents, including briefing materials for FCC personnel; (3) participate in meetings with Commission personnel and possibly outside entities, including communications providers, federal, state, and local government stakeholders.
  • Selection Criteria

     
    • 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, homeland security, intelligence, emergency management, or business; and should have a focus on communications technology, network security policy or a related discipline.


       
    • Be an undergraduate student who has completed at least two academic years of school with a major in one of the above.


       
    • 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.
    • EB prefers that spring and fall interns to work a minimum of 15-20 hours per week, for at least ten weeks; and prefers summer interns to work 40 hours per week for at least eight weeks.

Application Information

  • Cover letter, resumé and current transcript combined in a single PDF document. References should also be available upon request.
  • Please specify in your cover letter the term/year/availability for which you are applying (e.g. “Summer 2024, 40 hours/wk” or “Fall 2024, 20 hours/wk”) and if you are open to being placed in any Enforcement Bureau Division or if there is a Division that you would like to be placed.      Division and office information is found  here.

     
  • Email Application to
    DataScienceInternEB@FCC.GOV

Please include in the subject line of the email the term/year/availability for which you are applying (e.g. “Summer 2024, 40 hours/wk” or “Fall 2024, 20 hours/wk”)

  • Application Deadline
    Applications for internships will be accepted on a rolling basis until filled.


     
  • Additional Information
    The FCC prioritizes providing internship opportunities to students who are supported by fellowship or stipend funding or are receiving credit from the educational institution.

 

 

 

 

Bureau/Office:
Updated:
Thursday, February 8, 2024