FCC Now Accepting Fall 2019 Honors Program Applications

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The FCC will now begin accepting applications from graduating law students and current judicial clerks for its Fall 2019 Attorney Honors Program.


The application window opens on Thursday (9/13) and closes on October 18.

The Attorney Honors Program is the FCC’s primary vehicle for hiring entry-level
attorneys.

Attorneys at the FCC work on cutting-edge legal and policy issues in the
communications and technology arenas. They promote the deployment of highspeed
broadband communications; protect the rights of consumers; promote
access to communications services for all Americans, including Americans with
disabilities; review major mergers and acquisitions; and promote public safety.

Attorney Honors Program participants serve in a two-year employment and
training program designed to introduce them to the field of communications law
and policy and to provide a wide variety of learning experiences.

The FCC is encouraging law students in their final year of study and judicial clerks with
superior academic credentials and an interest in public service and
communications law to apply for the Fall 2019 class.

Applications must be received by midnight on October 18; incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Selection for the Honors Program is highly competitive. Before making a
selection, the FCC reviews many facets of a candidate’s background, including
academic achievement, writing skills, law review and/or moot court experience,
clinic or extracurricular activities, and demonstrated interest in government
service and/or the communications industry. Graduating students and judicial
clerks with strong qualifications are encouraged to apply.

Interested persons should submit a cover letter, resume, official or unofficial law
school transcript, writing sample (of not more than 15 pages), and a list of three
professional references via email to [email protected], with “2019 AHP
Application” in the subject line.