Cybersecurity Internship, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, FCC

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The Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau of the FCC is seeking part-time and full-time non-paid interns to work alongside the FCC’s cyber security team on issues related to the security, resiliency, and interoperability of the nation’s communications networks.

The Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau is responsible for developing, recommending, and administering the agency's rules and policies pertaining to public safety communications issues, including cybersecurity, 9‐1‐1 and E9‐1‐1, operability and interoperability of public safety communications, emergency alerting, communications infrastructure protection and disaster response, and network security and reliability.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, brief writing sample, and most recent transcript, and clearly indicate the period(s) for which they are applying, and the amount of time (days/hours) they would be available to work each week.

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Interns will have the opportunity to gain valuable insight on the FCC’s role in addressing cyber threats to the nation’s communications networks. The intern will:
(1) assist in the analysis and preparation of Commission documents, including briefing materials for FCC senior officials;
(2) conduct research; and
(3) participate in meetings with Commission personnel and outside entities, including communications providers, federal, state, and local government stakeholders.


Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen and possess strong academic credentials, good interpersonal skills, excellent research and writing abilities, as well as an interest in communications and public service.

Technical interns should be enrolled at least half time in a master’s or doctorate degree program at an accredited college or university with a major in computer science, engineering, network security, information assurance, information technology, mathematics, business with a specific concentration in one of the above, a focus on cybersecurity policy or a closely related discipline, OR be an undergraduate student in your junior or senior academic years of school with a major in one of the above.


Preferred - Telecommunications, Information Technology, Cyber Security, Information Security Policy, Telecommunications Policy

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