Legal Intern
Federal Communications Commission - Washington, DC

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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.

This position is located in the Office of Commissioner Clyburn.

Relocation expenses will not be paid.


Be a law degree seeking student

Suitable for employment as determined by a background investigation.

Must submit a financial disclosure statement upon assuming the position

Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service

Conducting legal research and compiling background information for use by the Commissioner, Legal Advisors, and Chief of Staff on a variety of communications and technology issues including but not limited to:

television, radio, and cable;

wireline communications regulation;

wireless and satellite regulation;



spectrum, and

public safety and homeland security.

Duties may involve interacting with industry counsel, consumer groups, congressional staff, and agency personnel on a variety of issues.

Looking for law students with a strong academic record and interest in communications law and a commitment to public service.

A degree seeking student in the field of Law and have completed two years of study toward law degree.

Enrolled in a school that has been accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Enrolled at least half-time as defined by your school.

Enrolled and pursuing a law degree.

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. Therefore, you should only report attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. You may verify accreditation at the following website All education claimed will be verified.

You will be evaluted based on your total credit hours, GPA, type of degree, tangible progress towards a degree, and work experience (not required).

The FCC offers a wide range of employee benefits, including:
Federal Holidays

Transit Benefit

Alternative Work Schedules

EEO Policy Statement

Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement

Veterans Information

Legal and Regulatory Guidance