• Bureau/Office
    Office of Commissioner Starks
  • Internship Period(s)
    Spring 2022
  • General Duties
    FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks seeks part-time and full-time student voluntary interns for the Washington, DC office beginning in Spring 2022. Interns will work on the full range of communications and technology topics handled by the Commission to advance the policy goals of empowering consumers, increasing all communities' access to affordable broadband and protecting national security.

    Interns will assist the Commissioner and advisors with legal research, writing, and analysis. Interns may also participate in meetings with various stakeholder groups and help with external outreach such as drafting speeches and press statements.

    NOTE: The FCC’s building is currently closed. While we hope that the building will be open this Spring, interns will be asked to work from home if our office space is not accessible.

    As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee’s duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the agency, if after November 22. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement.

  • Selection Criteria
    Candidates should be US citizens who are current law students and graduate students with strong academic credentials, an interest in communications law (though experience is not required) and a commitment to public service. Full-time availability is preferred but not required.
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  • Application Should Include
    Resumé, cover letter, a 3-5 page writing sample (excerpts are acceptable), references, and most recent transcript.
  • Additional Information
    Multiple internship positions available. The positions are unpaid but your school may award credit. Applicants interested in a paid internship under the FCC’s Early Career Diversity Initiative must apply via USAJobs.
  • Application Deadline
    November 19, 2021
    Decisions will be made on a rolling basis. Earlier applications are encouraged.