OCBO NOTICE: OCBO is no longer accepting applications for Fall 2017. You may submit applications for Spring 2018 and Summer 2018


  • Bureau/Office
    Office of Communications Business Opportunities

    OCBO serves as the principal advisor to the FCC Chairman and the Commissioners on issues, rulemakings, and policies affecting small, women, and minority-owned businesses. In addition, we represent the FCC in various matters coordinated with the U.S. Small Business Administration, including those involving the Regulatory Flexibility and Small Business Acts.

    Our mission is to promote competition and innovation in the provision and ownership of telecommunications and information services by supporting opportunities for small, women, and minority-owned businesses.
  • Internship Period(s)
    Spring & Summer 12 consecutive weeks or less
  • Selection Criteria
    OCBO will select one college student and one law student. Baseline selection criteria will include consideration of the applicant's relevant work experience, Honor Society, and journal membership, among other things.
    • A demonstrable interest in the telecommunications field, with a particular focus on issues affecting small, women, and minority-owned communications businesses;
    • Resumé & Cover Letter;
    • Writing Sample;
    • Unofficial transcript;
    • Interview
  • OCBOinfo
  • Send Application to
    For more information, please telephone: 202.418.0990
  • Application Information
    Please send Cover Letter, resumé, Writing Sample, and Unofficial Transcript in MS Word or Adobe PDF file format.
  • Additional Information
  • For additional information, please contact OCBOinfo