• Bureau/Office -- Position 1 of 2
    Office of Economics and Analytics -- Economic Analysis Division and Industry Analysis Division
    Economics / Policy Internship

    The Economic Analysis Division (EAD) provides economic analysis for rulemakings, transactions, adjudications, and other Commission actions. The Industry Analysis Division (IAD) is the FCC’s principal resource for data services and statistical and geospatial consulting. Interns will work with economists and policy experts on quantitative tasks using statistical software (e.g. Stata, R, SAS), other policy research tasks, and/or on industry analysis. Interns will be assigned to either EAD or IAD based on internal needs.

  • Selection Criteria
    We welcome inquiries from advanced undergraduate students and graduate students. Applicants should have good written and oral communications skills, some relevant academic training, and a strong interest in broadband, communications, or media policy. Quantitative skills (e.g., statistics, econometrics) are of particular interest.
  • Internship Period(s)
    Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
  • Send Application to
    Internships.OEA@fcc.gov
  • Application Information
    Resume (including documentation of relevant coursework and skills), cover letter indicating why are you interested in this internship and highlighting relevant skills, one academic reference (phone number and e-mail address), and availability (start and end dates, days/hours per week). Please confirm you are a U.S. Citizen when you submit your application materials via e-mail. Non-US citizens are not eligible for OEA’s internships.
  • Application Deadline
    While we do not have a formal deadline, we encourage applicants to submit their materials before the following dates for each semester for full consideration:
    • March 15 for Summer Internships (Starting in May or June)
    • July 1 for Fall Internships (Starting in August or September)
    • October 15 for Spring Internships (Starting in January)
  • Note
    Internships are unpaid.

 


  • Bureau/Office-- Position 2 of 2
    Office of Economics and Analytics -- Industry Analysis Division
    Geographic Information System (GIS) Internship

    In general, undergraduate interns will process and understand federal GIS datasets, learn data management practices, and produce summary reports of spatial analysis results. They may assist in the development of methodologies and execution of spatial analysis projects and develop Python scripts to automate geoprocessing. At completion of the internship, the successful intern will have learned how to automate geoprocessing of large GIS datasets. To achieve automations of tasks, the intern will have learned how to develop scripts in Python and how to build and deploy web-based maps and applications using the ArcGIS Online suite of tools.

    In general, graduate interns will process large datasets in Python Pandas (clean data, perform aggregations, determine statistical measures) and in ArcPy (automate geoprocessing of Census and telecommunications data, produce visualizations of results in matplotlib, JavaScript based applications). They may develop scripts to validate data and measure uncertainties. At completion of the internship, the successful intern will have learned how to develop multi-step workflows in Python to collect data, perform aggregations and/or derive sub-sets in ArcPy and calculate results of geoprocessing in Pandas and how to disseminate results of analysis in maps, charts, and graphs in various visualizations libraries. The intern will have also gained experience with APIs, data optimization and validation, and programming applications in JavaScript and web application performance tuning.

  • Selection Criteria

    Undergraduate Students: (1) at least two semesters of GIS course work; (2) familiarity with ArcGIS and ESRI tools (3) familiarity with geospatial data (4) some experience with computer programming/scripting

    Graduate Students: (1) currently pursuing an MA in Geography, GIS, Environmental Science or related discipline; (2) familiarity with ArcGIS and ESRI tools; (3) familiarity with geospatial data; (4) experience with spatial statistics and mathematics; (5) experience with Python (preferred experience with Pandas library); (6) experience with ArcGIS Online/web mapping applications; (6) some experience with open source tools (PostGIS/QGIS, knowledge of OGC tools and standards).

  • Internship Period(s)
    Summer
  • Send Application to
    Internships.OEA@fcc.gov.
  • Application Information
    Resume, project portfolio (optional), one academic reference (phone number and e-mail address), availability (start and end dates, days/hours per week). Please confirm you are a U.S. Citizen when you submit your application materials via e-mail. Non-US citizens are not eligible for OEA’s internships.
  • Application Deadline
    While we do not have a formal deadline, we encourage applicants to submit their materials before the following dates for each semester for full consideration:
    • March 15 for Summer Internships (Starting in May or June)
  • Note
    Internships are unpaid.

 

 

 

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