Various Bureaus/Offices across the FCC, located in Washington, DC are currently accepting applications for the position of Legal Intern.

About FCC

The FCC is an independent United States Government Agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC’s jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions.

About the Opportunity

This is a student position that is open to current law degree seeking students enrolled in an accredited institution as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. In support of Veterans Recruitment efforts, veterans who are law students of qualifying educational institutions are encouraged to apply.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • The incumbent serves in a developmental student intern capacity performing work assignments to support attorneys/ and/or staff members that vary based on the Bureau/Office where the student is assigned.
  • The assignments and projects cover a broad range of the Commission’s mission functions involving rulemaking, spectrum management, application and licensing processing; investigations and complaints analyses, electronic media, public safety and homeland security and consumer information and education.
  • Typically, legal student intern assignments range from supporting litigation and rulemaking, conducting special studies, projects and initiatives to assisting with drafting new regulations to helping with public outreach; and, may involve performing a variety of legal functions regarding internal and other administrative matters.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Be a law degree seeking student.
  • Suitable for employment as determined by a background investigation.
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.
  • Must submit a cover letter which describes your interest in the position.
  • Education-Transcripts Required
  • Financial Disclosure may be required.
  • Must maintain at least half-time enrollment status as defined by your school. 
  • Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications.
  • US Citizen or if you are not a citizen you must meet one the following criteria:  1. owe permanent allegiance to the United States (for example, natives of American Samoa and Swains Island); 2. be a lawfully admitted for permanent residence and seeking citizenship as outlined in 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)(B); or 3. be admitted as a refugee under 8 U.S.C. 1157 or have been granted asylum under 8 U.S.C. 1158 and have filed a declaration of intention to become lawful permanent resident and then citizen when eligible.


$25.45 – $40.46 per hour

How to Apply?

To apply to this announcement go to the website given at the end of this post. Application, including resume, all supplemental documents, registration information and answers to job specific questions must be received no later than midnight U.S. Eastern time of the closing date. 

Application Deadline

June 04, 2023



Contact Information

Kristin Young


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