Our mission is to promote and advance competition among broadband and voice service providers in the telecommunications marketplace.  CPD provides primary support for the Commission’s efforts to protect the Open Internet and broadband privacy, and develops the annual Broadband Progress Report.  Additionally, CPD reviews transactions involving wireline carriers, such as mergers, applications seeking to discontinue service, and petitions requesting forbearance from statutory provisions and regulations.  We recommend rules and policies regarding next generation technology transitions, interconnection, network element unbundling, and the regulatory classification of carriers.  Finally, CPD recommends and reviews rules and policies relating to all aspects of telephone numbering administration.  CPD’s work helps to protect consumers and ensure a sustainable policy framework for competitors that rely on the facilities of others.

Interns in CPD have the opportunity to draft legal memos, orders, engage in legal research, and attend meetings with outside parties such as wireline carriers and trade associations.  We encourage and foster networking opportunities for our interns.  During the summer, interns are also exposed to the broader field of communications issues through the Commission-wide internship program, which gives interns the opportunity to meet attorneys in other bureaus, and attend informative lunches on communications topics.  

  • Internship Period(s)
    Fall, Winter/Spring & Summer Semesters.
  • Selection Criteria
    Law students.
  • Send Application to
    Annick Banoun at Annick.Banoun@fcc.gov, Megan Danner at Megan.Danner@fcc.gov,  and Alexis Johns at Alexis.Johns@fcc.gov.
  • Application Information
    Please include a cover letter, a resumé, transcript, and a writing sample.
  • Additional Information
    Openings are for unpaid legal internships. Academic credit may be available for internships (please check with your school).
  • Applications Deadline
    Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

  • Bureau/Office - Position 2 of 3
    Wireline Competition BureauPricing Policy Division

    The Pricing Policy Division is responsible for the economic regulation of telecommunications carriers. For example, the Division develops competitive pricing policies and rules for the retail and wholesale interstate rates charged by carriers; the intercarrier compensation rates that carriers charge each other; and the rates for resale of local exchange services, unbundled network elements and interconnection that incumbent carriers charge competitive carriers. In addition, PPD is responsible for the review and regulation of carriers' tariffs.

    This internship will provide interns with the opportunity to work with attorneys, economists and public utility specialists in the division. For more information about PPD, and our recent proceedings, please visit https://www.fcc.gov/wcb/ppd/.
     
  • Internship Period(s)
    Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters.
  • General Duties
    Interns will have the opportunity to conduct legal research, draft documents and attend internal and external meetings.
  • Selection Criteria
    Law students.
  • Send Application to
    Jonathan Cannon at Jonathan.Cannon@fcc.gov
  • Application Information
    Please send your résumé and a cover letter explaining your interest in telecommunications regulation.
    Please include in your cover letter the semester for which you are applying.
  • Additional Information
    Openings are for unpaid legal internships. Academic credit may be available for internships (please check with your school).
  • Applications Deadline
    Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

 

 


 

 

  • Bureau/Office - Position 3 of 3
    Wireline Competition BureauTelecommunications Access Policy Division

    TAPD is a division within the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau. We administer a comprehensive policy for Commission oversight over funds used to support universal service. The purpose of the Universal Service Fund is to ensure that consumers in all regions of the Nation have access to quality telecommunications and information services at affordable rates. We also issue and recommend interpretations of the FCC’s Jurisdictional Separations procedures and coordinate with the FCC’s Pricing Policy Division on Access Charges.
     
  • Internship Period(s)
    Fall, Spring & Summer Semesters.
  • General Duties
    Interns will have the opportunity to engage in legal research and writing in conjunction with several major rulemakings and adjudicatory proceedings.
  • Selection Criteria
    Law students.
  • Send Application to
    James Bachtell at James.Bachtell@fcc.gov, or Fax to 202-418-7361.
  • Application Information
    Cover letter, resumé, writing sample and unofficial transcript.
  • Additional Information
    Openings are for unpaid legal internships. Academic credit may be available for internships (please check with your school). Please include in your cover letter the term for which you are applying (i.e., Spring or Summer). For more information please call 202-418-7400.
  • Applications Deadline
    Rolling basis.

 

 

 

 

Updated: 
Friday, August 14, 2020