2.21.2 – The Cybersecurity and Communications Reliability Division (CCR) provides legal, engineering, and other technical advice and expertise to the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau and the Federal Communications Commission regarding public safety and homeland security issues, particularly with respect to ensuring that communications networks are reliable, resilient, and secure. CCR develops and recommends Commission and PSHSB policies on network and other infrastructure reliability, including 911 reliability, and other public safety issues as assigned. CCR also administers the Commission’s information collection requirements with respect to communications reliability (such as network outage reports, disaster information reporting, and 911 reliability certifications) and performs analyses and studies on public safety, homeland security, national security, disaster management and related issues.
Fall/Spring semester and Summer
General Duties: Unpaid Legal Intern
Fall, Spring, and Summer interns will assist with analysis of a broad variety of legal and policy issues relating to potential and existing programs and regulations of the agency. They will perform legal assignments which address Division/Bureau issues and that may involve technical or complex information. Additionally, the intern will assist in the preparation of legal memoranda and other Commission documents. The intern also may attend and participate in meetings with Commission personnel and outside parties. The intern will assist staff attorneys and Division leadership in an often fast-paced environment on a variety of issues. They may interact with industry counsel and other third parties on several issues.
Seeking second and third year law students with strong analytical, research, writing, and communications skills that demonstrated a strong interest in communications law, public interest, or federal government. Students must be enrolled in an accredited law school at least half-time to apply. Students may apply during their first year of law school, but they must have completed their first academic year of law school before the internship starts. Must be a U.S. Citizen.
Send application materials to Scott Cinnamon, Cybersecurity and Communications Reliability Division, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau at Scott.Cinnamon@fcc.gov. A completed application packet should include: cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and a brief writing sample. Applicants should 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.
Non‐paid internships are offered on a year‐round basis. Academic credit may be available for internships (please check with your school). Other questions may be addressed to Scott Cinnamon, Scott.Cinnamon@fcc.gov.