FCC Seeking Qualified Applicants for 2007 Engineer-in-Training Program

Recent engineering school graduates and candidates for graduation in the fall of 2007 are eligible to apply for ithe FCC’s 2007 Engineer-in-Training (EIT) Program. Applicants should have superior academic credentials and an interest in communications engineering. The FCC announcement said the selection process for participation in the EIT 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 demonstrated interest in government service and/or the communications industry.”

Applications must include a cover letter, resume, writing sample, official school transcript, and a list of references.

The FCC said 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 systems, digital television and radio transition, public safety and homeland security. They also promote the deployment of broadband technologies, promote access to communications services for Americans with disabilities, and work to protect the rights of consumers.”

Doug Lung

Doug Lung is one of America's foremost authorities on broadcast RF technology. He has been with NBC since 1985 and is currently vice president of broadcast technology for NBC/Telemundo stations.