• Bureau/Office - Position 1 of 3
    Office of Engineering and TechnologyElectromagnetic Compatibility Division
    The Electromagnetic Compatibility Division plans and conducts studies on radiowave propagation and communications systems characteristics, as well as develops analytical techniques and models to improve spectrum utilization.

    The Division conducts analytical studies for a variety of radio-based services, including developing predictive models for broadcasting services; developing the software for repacking broadcast television stations and analyzing the interference potential between broadcasting and other wireless services in the planned 600 MHz Incentive Auction; and developing regulations and measurements for evaluating human exposure to radio frequency electromagnetic fields.

    The Division also studies and advises on broadband and Internet technologies and networks, and conducts studies to measure the speeds of broadband services delivered by Internet service providers over a variety of platforms, including wireline, wireless, cable and satellite.

    The Division is responsible for convening the Technological Advisory Council which provides the Commission with technical experts’ advice on areas of innovation and technology policy related to telecommunications. The Division also manages the Experimental Licensing program which promotes innovation in radio frequency technology and services.
     
  • Internship Period(s)
    Rolling basis.
  • General Duties
    Engineering/computer science interns will work with senior agency staff on a wide range of issues, which may include both mobile and fixed broadband network technologies and deployment, broadband network performance—especially the Measuring Broadband America Program, broadband wireless service development and regulation, Internet policy, cyber security, network resiliency, next generation 911 services, RF interference and safety issues, and other aspects of spectrum allocation, re-assignment and management. Tasks may involve research on new technologies, assistance in drafting of Commission documents (e.g., Orders, public notices, staff reports and memoranda), and a diverse set of technical tasks related to Smartphone operating systems, exploratory data science and traditional statistical analysis, and other software related tasks. 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
    The Federal Communications Commission, Office of Engineering and Technology (OET) seeks one or two full-time engineering/computer science undergraduate or graduate students for internship positions. The ideal candidate will have strong written and oral communication skills, and an interest in Internet, communications or media policy. U.S. citizenship may be required for certain positions. Students must be enrolled at least half-time to be considered.
  • Send Application to
    James Miller, Electromagnetic Compatibility Division, Office of Engineering and Technology at James.Miller@fcc.gov.
  • Application Information
    Resumé, cover letter, a brief writing sample, and most recent transcript.
  • Additional Information
    Openings are for unpaid internships. Academic credit may be available—please check with your school.
  • Application Deadline
    Applications are accepted until the position is filled.

  • Bureau/Office - Position 2 of 3
    Office of Engineering and TechnologyElectromagnetic Compatibility Division
    The Office of Engineering and Technology's (OET) mission is to manage the spectrum and provide leadership to create new opportunities for competitive technologies and services for the American public. It maintains the U.S. Table of Frequency Allocations, manages the Experimental Licensing and Equipment Authorization programs, regulates the operation of unlicensed devices, and conducts engineering and technical studies.
  • Internship Period(s)
    Rolling basis.
  • General Duties
    Legal interns will work with attorneys and engineers on a wide variety of issues, which may include both mobile and fixed broadband network technologies and deployment, broadband network performance—especially the Measuring Broadband America Program, broadband wireless service development and regulation, Internet policy, cyber security, network resiliency, next generation 911 services, RF interference and safety issues, and other aspects of spectrum allocation, re-assignment and management. Working within the OET’s Electromagnetic Compatibility Division, interns will have the opportunity to work with the FCC’s Technological Advisory Council (TAC) to support in identifying important areas of innovation to develop informed technology policies supporting America’s competitiveness and job creation in the global economy. Interns will perform research and assist in the preparation of Commission reports, legal and policy memoranda, and other Commission related documents. OET interns typically leave with at least one quality writing sample and valuable insight into the functioning of the FCC.
  • Selection Criteria
    First- second- and third-year law students with strong analytical, research, and writing skills are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will have a technical background and an interest in Internet, communications, or media policy. Students must be enrolled at least half-time to be considered.
  • Send Application to
    James Miller, Electromagnetic Compatibility Division, Office of Engineering and Technology at James.Miller@fcc.gov.
  • Application Information
    Resumé, cover letter, a brief writing sample, and most recent transcript.
  • Additional Information
    Openings are for unpaid internships. Academic credit may be available—please check with your school.
  • Application Deadline
    Applications are accepted until the position is filled.

  • Bureau/Office - Position 3 of 3
    Office of Engineering and TechnologyPolicy and Rules Division
    The Office of Engineering and Technology, Policy and Rules Division provides the Commission advice on technical and policy issues pertaining to spectrum allocation and use; prepares and coordinates Commission rulemaking items and public notices of inquiry pertaining to changes in the U.S. Table of Frequency Allocations; administers and formulates rules and general policies for Part 2 of the Rules and related frequency allocation activities; and administers and formulates rules, technical standards, and general policies for Parts 15 and 18 of the Rules.  The Division also reviews proposed rule changes and Commission agenda items pertaining to technical aspects of Commission functions and provides FCC representation and interagency coordination by participating in the work of national/international committees, technical bodies, and government agencies.
  • Internship Period(s)
    Rolling basis.
  • General Duties
    Legal interns will work with attorneys, engineers and economists on a wide variety of issues relating to spectrum use and new technologies. Working within the Office’s Policy and Rules Division, interns will perform legal research and assist in the preparation of legal memoranda and related Commission documents. OET’s interns typically leave with at least one quality writing sample and valuable exposure to the administrative rule process. A technical engineering background is not required for this internship.
  • Selection Criteria
    First- second- and third-year law students with strong analytical, research, and writing skills are encouraged to apply. Students must be enrolled at least half-time to be considered.
  • Send Application to
    Jamison Prime, Policy and Rules Division, Office of Engineering and Technology at Jamison.Prime@fcc.gov.
  • Application Information
    Cover letter, resumé, and a brief writing sample are required.
  • Additional Information
    Openings are for unpaid volunteer internships. The Division has considerable flexibility in structuring the duration and work schedule of the internship, but typically can only host one intern at a given time.
  • Application Deadline
    Applications are accepted until the position is filled.

 

 

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Monday, April 15, 2013