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This is an unofficial announcement of Commission Action. Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action. See MCI v. FCC. 516 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974)

August 7, 2006
Tamara Lipper (202) 418-2994

Competitive Program Aimed at New and Recent Engineering School Graduates

Washington, D.C. - The Federal Communications Commission today announced that it is seeking applications from engineering school graduates with superior academic credentials and an interest in communications engineering and IP networks for its Engineer-in-Training (EIT) Program to be held during 2006/2007. Through the EIT Program, the FCC will recruit recent engineering school graduates to the FCC and provide comprehensive training in the field of communications. The FCC will accept applications from recent engineering graduates or soon-to-be graduates for multiple openings in the EIT Program during three application windows:

(1) August 7, 2006, through August 28, 2006

(2) October 1, 2006, through October 22, 2006

(3) March 30, 2007, through April 21, 2007

All EIT Program participants will receive training in Washington, DC. Engineers hired as part of the EIT Program will fill positions located at the FCC's headquarters in Washington, DC, its Gettysburg, PA facility, or one of the existing FCC field offices that are located throughout the United States. The FCC's field offices are located in Atlanta, GA; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Columbia, MD; Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; Detroit, MI; Kansas City, MO; Los Angeles, CA; New Orleans, LA; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; and Tampa, FL. Applicants must specify all locations for which they wish to be considered.

Interested candidates must submit all information requested in FCC Vacancy Announcement Number DEU-EIT-2006-0001 including a cover letter, resume, writing sample, official school transcript, geographic preference and list of references when applying for consideration. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The FCC Vacancy Announcement is available on the FCC's website at A simple registration process through the Commission's on-line recruitment tool, FCCJobs, allows candidates to apply for positions online via the Internet. Additional information is available on the FCC's EIT Program webpage at or by contacting the FCC at

Selection for participation in the Engineer-in-Training Program is expected to be highly competitive. Selection criteria include: academic achievement as demonstrated by class standing; demonstrated technical competence (e.g., work experience, co-op, or class projects); writing skills; and a demonstrated interest in government service and/or the subject of communications and technology.

Engineers at the FCC work on cutting-edge issues in the communications and high-tech arenas, including those affecting the deployment of next generation wireless and satellite systems, digital television and other broadcast services, various radio transmission services, IP networks, public safety and homeland security. They also promote the deployment of broadband technologies as well as access to communications services for Americans with disabilities, and protect the rights of consumers. The FCC's work also involves interacting with other government agencies, Congress and the private sector to resolve complex policy issues.