Employer: EchoStar/Hughes Network Systems (“EchoStar”)
Location: Germantown, Maryland
Date Posted: February 23, 2020

2.20.1 – EchoStar/Hughes Network Systems (“EchoStar”) is the largest US-satellite operator and one of the largest operators globally, with a fleet of 14 geostationary satellites currently in orbit.  We are seeking a legal intern to join our Regulatory Affairs team in Germantown, Maryland (just outside of Washington, DC) for Summer 2020.  This is a full-time, paid position.

The Regulatory Affairs team at EchoStar is responsible for spectrum and orbital resource management; fleet and ground component coordination and licensing; government advocacy; and international treaty negotiations.  The Regulatory Affairs team also supports various internal groups including Sales, Trade Compliance, Engineering, and Operations.

The Position:

The successful candidate will contribute to the legal, regulatory, and advocacy aspects of EchoStar’s regulatory department under the direct supervision of an experienced team of attorneys and engineers.  The candidate will have the opportunity to assist on a broad range of legal and policy issues relating to satellite communications and spectrum management, which will include:

  • Conducting legal research and providing substantive analysis on a variety of topics
  • Assisting in the drafting of pleadings before government agencies
  • Summarizing comments, legislation, rulemaking, etc.
  • Assisting in the daily management of license and reporting obligations
  • Attending industry events and government meetings

This position reports directly to the Associate Corporate Counsel, Regulatory Affairs.

The Requirements:
Candidates should be entering their 2L or 3L year of Law School or equivalent and have an interest in telecommunications, space or regulatory law.  Candidate must possess strong research, writing, analysis, and organization skills.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume and brief writing sample to: Greg Coutros, Associate Corporate Counsel, Regulatory Affairs (greg.coutros@echostar.com).