Law School Summer Internship Stipend Program
Granting summer work stipends to law students serving as interns in communications-related public service jobs.
Who Should Apply
Students at accredited law schools who are seeking unpaid summer internships in technology, media, and telecommunications law or policy with public service organizations, including the government.
How to Apply
The FCBA Foundation will post a link to the application in early 2024.
Frequently Asked Questions
The FCBA Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization and educational organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. The charitable arm of the Federal Communications Bar Association, the Foundation supports service activities related to technology, media, and telecommunications law and policy and educational endeavors, including through awarding scholarships to deserving high school and law students and stipends for law students doing unpaid, public service internships related to TMT law and policy.
Through this program the FCBA Foundation awards stipend funds (maximum amount of $6,000) to law students employed in unpaid technology, telecommunications, and media (TMT)-related summer internships with a government entity.
To be eligible for consideration for the stipend, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Currently enrolled at an ABA-accredited U.S. law school, pursuing a juris doctorate (J.D.) degree (at the time the internship commences)
- Applied to or accepted for an unpaid summer internship with a government entity
- Not already receiving external stipend funds exceeding $7,000
- Summer work will involve legal or policy work related to the technology, telecommunications or media sector
Public service internships include opportunities with government agencies, courts, Congressional agencies, or non-profits.
No. Students at ABA-accredited law schools in the U.S. are eligible.
Yes. The FCBA Foundation will consider applicants seeking qualifying unpaid, summer internships related to TMT law and policy with federal, state, local, or tribal government entities located outside of Washington, D.C.
Links to the applications for these programs will be posted to the FCBA Foundation website in early 2023.
Applications will be assessed on a host of criteria including academic performance, public service, motivation, and financial need. Finalists for the FCBA Foundation College Scholarship will also be interviewed by a panel of FCBA members about the contents of their applications.
Decisions on FCBA Foundations scholarships and internship stipends are expected to be announced in May of each year. Check the program page for more details on the specific timeline for each program.
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