FCBA Foundation is Accepting Applications for Its 2017 Law School Summer Stipend Program

For the 24th consecutive year, the FCBA Foundation will award stipends to law students from its Chairman Robert E. Lee Scholarship and Internship Fund.  Chairman Lee served as a Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for 28 years and was instrumental in the early development of color television, among other contributions to federal communications policy.

The program provides stipends of up to $5,000 to outstanding law students employed as unpaid summer interns in positions with the FCC and other federal, state and local government agencies with a connection to the communications industry (i.e., broadcasting, cable, information technology, television, telephony, satellite, and wireless).  Applications will be accepted online starting January 15th through March 24th, 2017.  No exceptions will be made for late filed applications.

In addition, the Foundation will select one outstanding intern among those chosen to receive and additional stipend for the summer:  the Max Paglin Award.  Mr. Paglin was the former General Counsel and Executive Director of the FCC and the founder of the Golden Jubilee Commission on Telecommunications, which compiled a definitive history of the Communications Act.

The Foundation considers funding from other sources in making award decisions and generally will adjust its stipend awards so that a recipient’s total funding for the internship will not exceed $7,000.

Requirements

Students must be enrolled in an ABA accredited law school, in good academic standing, and have a pending or accepted application for an unpaid internship with a federal, state or local government entity.  Students will be selected on the basis of:

  • Essays – 30 points
  • Resume and Recommendations – 25 points
  • Academic Merit (including relevant coursework, certificate programs, journals and clinics) – 25 points
  • Nature of Work – 10 points
  • Financial Need – 10 points

Applications for internship funding should be submitted online at https://fcbafoundationlaw.awardspring.com.  Applicants may be asked to interview with members of the Foundation Board; interviews may be conducted by telephone.

If you have any questions about the Foundation Law School Summer Internship Stipend program or application, please contact the FCBA offices at 202-293-4000 or by email at starsha@fcba.org.

 

FCBA Foundation Funding of Unpaid Communications-Related Legal Internships

The Federal Communications Bar Association Foundation awards stipends to law students from its Chairman Robert E. Lee Scholarship and Internship Fund.  The program provides stipends of up to $5,000 to outstanding law students employed as unpaid summer interns in positions with the FCC and other Federal, state, and local government agencies with a connection to the communications industry (i.e., broadcasting, cable television, telephony, satellite, wireless, and information technology). In 2015, the Foundation awarded stipends ranging from $2,500 to $5,000 to 25 students. One outstanding applicant to both the Stipend and Law School Scholarship program received the annual Max Paglin Award, representing an additional stipend of $600; another outstanding student received the David L. Snyder stipend of $5,000.

 

Click here to learn about the 2016 Foundation Internship Stipend Recipients

Click here to learn about the 2015 Foundation Internship Stipend Recipients

Click here to learn about the 2014 Foundation Internship Stipend Recipients

Click here to learn about the 2013 Foundation Internship Stipend Recipients