Legal Internship and/or Clerkship – 911, Alerting, and Spectrum

The Policy and Licensing Division of the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission is seeking to fill various intern positions. The Policy and Licensing Division drafts, develops, and administers rules, regulations, and policies, including those pertaining to 700 MHz and 800 MHz spectrum, 911/Enhanced 911 (E911), Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs), Emergency Alerting System, Wireless Emergency Alerts, operability and interoperability for public safety communications. In addition, the Policy and Licensing Division oversees the licensing of spectrum for public safety entities (e.g., police and fire departments).

  • Internship Period(s)
    Fall/Spring semesters and Summer
  • General Duties: Unpaid Legal Intern
    The intern will assist with analysis of a broad spectrum of legal issues relating to the policies, programs and regulations of the agency. He/she will perform legal research on a variety of issues and also may be required to prepare written summary of research findings. Additionally, the intern will assist in the preparation of legal memoranda and other Commission documents. The intern also will attend and participate in meetings with Commission personnel and outside parties. Remote/virtual internships will be considered on an individual basis.
  • Selection Criteria
    First, second, and third year law students with strong analytical, research, writing, and organizational skills. Preference for candidates with experience or coursework in public safety, administrative law, or telecommunications. Students must be enrolled in law school at least half-time in order to apply. Must be U.S. Citizen.
  • Send Application to
    Jill Coogan, Policy and Licensing Division, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau at, and Rachel Wehr, Policy and Licensing Division, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau at
  • Application Information
    Cover letter, resumé and a brief writing sample.
  • Additional Information
    If you should have any questions concerning this internship, please contact Jill Coogan and Rachel Wehr via email at Coogan@fcc.govand
  • Applications Deadline
    Rolling basis.