Brian Weiss

USTelecom Opens Application Process for Connected Future Fellowship

New program dedicated to advancing careers of students and recent graduates from diverse backgrounds

WASHINGTON, DC – USTelecom | The Broadband Association, a leading association of connectivity providers and innovators, today announced the new ‘Connected Future Fellowship’ program dedicated to advancing the careers of college students and recent graduates from diverse backgrounds seeking practical, professional experience in the communications sector.

The fellowship includes opportunities for candidates in finance and accounting, communications, and government affairs.

Based in Washington, DC, USTelecom is the leading voice of the broadband innovation industry. USTelecom members have demonstrated a multibillion-dollar commitment to building the networks and technologies that connect communities around the globe to the power and promise of broadband and to deploying the transformative innovations and services they enable. Working with the world’s most dynamic, forward-looking companies – urban and rural, publicly traded and privately held – USTelecom is leading the national technology and innovation conversation and redefining policy advocacy for the 21st century.

Connected Future fellows will work part time on a fall/spring/summer rotation. USTelecom will provide a stipend for fellows, pair them with career mentors, and assist them with professional development-focused training and networking opportunities.

Opportunities include:

Finance and Accounting:

  • Fellows will have the opportunity to work closely with USTelecom’s chief financial officer and accounting team and gain hands-on experience on items including governmental filings, reconciliations, and producing schedules and analyses.


  • Fellows will work as part of a team of experienced communications professionals to develop public relations skills, including researching and drafting communications materials; media monitoring and press list management; social media strategy and engagement, and related functions.

Government Affairs:

  • Fellows will work with the government affairs team on the development of and advocacy for communications policy. The experience will include researching legislation, as well as drafting legislative memos, letters, and talking points to assist advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill and at federal agencies.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to

More information on the ‘Connected Future Fellowship’ is available HERE.

USTelecom is an equal opportunity workplace and 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.