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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. The association’s mission is to advance broadband’s future and create business opportunities for our members, our affiliates, and our partners. 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 technology and innovation conversation and redefining policy advocacy for the 21st century.

Job Description

USTelecom is seeking to hire an intern to assist the Policy & Advocacy Department in a variety of research and writing activities that will be shared with USTelecom members and federal regulators. The ideal candidate will be interested in and able to comprehend telecommunications, technology, and policy issues; synthesize filings in proceedings at the Federal Communications Commission and Federal Trade Commission; draft regulatory pleadings; assist with research and fact gathering for advocacy positions; and perform other duties as assigned.  The intern will work under the direction of the Department head for 15 hours per week at our office in DC.  Day and hours are flexible based on the candidate’s schedule and the needs of the Department.

Qualifications

  • Be a graduate or law student
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Demonstrate understanding of basic telecommunications concepts and ability to learn quickly about new technologies
  • Exhibit excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Maintain a positive attitude and strong work ethic
  • Provide two writing samples on different subjects (co-authored writing samples will not be accepted)

USTelecom offers a paid internship with a collaborative team oriented work environment, and a Metro-accessible location in Washington DC. 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.