Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Wireline Competition Bureau, Competition Policy Division (CPD)
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.
Fall, Winter/Spring & Summer Semesters.
Please include a cover letter, a resumé, transcript, and a writing sample.
Internships are unpaid.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.