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Policy & Advocacy Intern

USTelecom is the leading voice of the broadband innovation industry. Our members have long demonstrated their multi-billion-dollar commitment to building the networks that connect communities to the power and promise of high-speed internet and to deploying the transformative new services and technologies, they enable. Working with some of the world’s most dynamic, forward-looking companies – urban and rural, publicly traded and privately held – we are leading the national conversation about the future of broadband innovation, and redefining policy advocacy for the 21st century.

Job Description

USTelecom is seeking a paid intern to assist the Policy & Advocacy Department in a variety of research and writing activities. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in communications technology policy and the role it can play in closing the digital divide and creating economic opportunity. Key responsibilities will include synthesizing filings in proceedings at the Federal Communications Commission and Federal Trade Commission; drafting regulatory pleadings; assisting with research and fact gathering for advocacy positions; and performing other duties as assigned.  Working virtually, the intern will work closely with our team of policy professionals for approximately 30 hours per week.  Day and hours are flexible based on the candidate’s schedule and the needs of the Department.


  • Law students in good academic standing with demonstrated understanding of basic telecommunications concepts and ability to learn quickly about new technologies
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • A positive attitude and strong work ethic
  • Please provide a writing sample (co-authored writing samples will not be accepted) and an unofficial transcript

USTelecom offers a paid internship with a collaborative team-oriented work environment which values mutual respect and inclusion. Interested candidates may submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail to [email protected] with “Policy & Advocacy Intern” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

USTelecom takes pride in our commitment to being an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status.