FCBA Foundation Now Accepting Applications for its Law School Summer Internship Stipend Program and its Law School Scholarship Program!

FCBA Foundation Now Accepting Applications for its Law School Summer Internship Stipend Program and its Law School Scholarship Program!

The FCBA Foundation is now accepting applications for its Law School Summer Internship Stipend Program and its Law School Scholarship Program!

I.                   The FCBA Foundation Law School Summer Internship Stipend

For the 26th consecutive year, the Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA) Foundation will award stipends to outstanding law students employed as unpaid summer interns, through the FCBA Foundation’s Law School Summer Internship Stipend Program.

The FCBA Foundation is actively looking to help students from around the country who want to dedicate their time and talent over the summer to government service in areas that relate to communications law, including broadcasting, cable, information technology, television, telephony, satellite, and wireless.  It also can include work at agencies and Congressional committees addressing other communications-related areas, including internet law and policy, privacy, cybersecurity, copyright, emerging technologies, and related policy and legal issues.

How much are the stipends?  The program provides stipends of up to $5,000.In addition, the Foundation will select one outstanding intern among those chosen to receive and additional stipend for the summer: The Max Paglin Award. The Foundation considers funding from other sources in making award decisions and generally will adjust its stipend awards so that a recipient’s total funding for the internship will not exceed $7,000.

Where can recipients work?  Over the years, stipends have been used by students to support work in diverse federal, state and local government agencies with a connection to the communications industry.  Examples of agencies where recipients can work include the FCC, FTC, NTIA, DOJ, DHS, NIST, and others.  Students can also work in Congress and in relevant parts of state and local government.

Where does the money come from?  The Law School Summer Internship Stipend Program awards stipends from its FCC Chairman Robert Emmet Lee Scholarship and Internship Fund, and last year provided support to 32 outstanding law students. FCBA individual and corporate members donate money to the FCBA Foundation to support these stipends.

Are there limitations on use of the funds?  Stipend recipients may be selected before they have finalized their summer plans, so the FCBA Foundation requires recipients to confirm in writing that they accept an unpaid internship at an eligible agency or government office.  Minimum requirements for internship duration and time commitment also apply.

How to apply:  The application for the stipend will be available online from January 31, 2019 until Sunday, March 24, 2019.  The application and deadlines can be accessed at: https://webportalapp.com/sp/login/fcbastipend2019.

Questions:  If you have any questions about the Foundation Law School Summer Internship Stipend program or application, please contact Janeen Wynn at 202-293-4000 or by email at janeen@fcba.org

II.                The FCBA Foundation Law School Scholarship

The FCBA Foundation Law School Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to rising second or third year students currently enrolled in accredited law schools in the United States who have a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in communications law.  The scholarships range from $2,500 – $5,000 each, and will be payable to the applicable law school in one lump sum to help cover the student’s tuition and other education-related expenses in the 2019-2020 academic year, and will be determined by a number of factors, including financial need and merit.

The application for the scholarship is now available and can be accessed at https://webportalapp.com/sp/fcbalawscholarship_19.  The deadline for submission of applications is Sunday, March 31, 2019.  The Foundation plans to notify successful applicants regarding their scholarship awards by mid-May.

If you have any questions about the Foundation Law School Scholarship program or application, please contact Janeen Wynn at 202-293-4000 or by email at janeen@fcba.org.

By |2019-02-06T15:31:39+00:00February 6th, 2019|Fellowships & Funding|

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