Silicon Flatirons DC Summer Program

We provide placement assistance for summer internships in organizations involving technology and communications issues in Washington, D.C.

The DC Summer Program places students in technology-focused private and public organizations and government agencies in Washington, D.C. for internships. Participating organizations include the National Emergency Number Association, Information Technology and Innovation FoundationBBB National ProgramsPublic Knowledge, Common Cause, Verizon, AT&T, and Disney. Prior to leaving for DC, students take part in the Spectrum Management and Policy course taught by Silicon Flatirons Executive Fellow Dale Hatfield and Senior Fellow David Reed.

These internships can be both paid and unpaid. The Hatfield Scholars Program provides stipends for the unpaid, public service internships. Additional financial support for unpaid internships in the public sector is available through various fellowships and stipends opportunities.

How to Apply

DC Summer Program Past Participants


  • Sarah Bartlett Schroeder, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
  • Xelef Botan, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
  • Christine Chang, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
  • David Churchwell, Echostar
  • Isabelle Dean, Hogan Lovells
  • Nicole Ela, Department of Commerce
  • Sean Harms, Office of Commissioner Starks – Federal Communications Commission
  • Kailey Lauter, Wireless Mobility – Federal Communications Commission
  • Jackson McNeal, Wiley Rein
  • Kevin Nguyen, Verizon
  • Adela Oldham, Department of Commerce
  • Bo Phillips***, Boulder City Attorney
  • Jack Shapiro, Public Knowledge


  • Isabelle Dean**, Hogan Lovells
  • Sean Harms, Echostar


  • Graham Stevenson, Echostar


  • Sloane Dreyer, AT&T
  • Slate Herman, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP


  • Eric Barnum,  Better Business Bureau
  • Zachary DeFelice, Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Wilson Scarbeary, AT&T


  • Nick Blodgett, National Emergency Number Association
  • Sophie Galleher, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
  • Daniel Insulza*, Hogan Lovells BSTL
  • Julian McLendon, CTIA-The Wireless Association
  • Sarah Rippy, AT&T


  • Emily Caditz, Entertainment Software Association
  • Edyael Casaperalta, Telecommunications Management Group
  • Julian McLendon, AT&T
  • Parker Ragland, Federal Trade Commission Honors Program
  • Eilif Vanderkolk, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation


  • Derik Goatson, Comcast
  • Alex Kimata, NENA
  • Lindsey Knapton, AT&T
  • Kolton Ray, T-Mobile
  • Jodi Wallace, Disney
  • Jeff Westling, Hogan Lovells


  • Anna Adams, National Emergency Number Association
  • Austin Gaddis, Disney
  • Paul Garbozci, Entertainment Software Associate
  • Molly Hogan, National Association of Broadcasters
  • Cobun Keegan, Hogan Lovells
  • Kelton Shockey, Verizon
  • Jeff Westling, AT&T


  • Charlie Clark, National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA)
  • Joely Denkinger, Hogan Lovells LLP
  • Laura Drees, ITIF
  • Cobun Keegan, AT&T
  • Chris Laughlin, Comcast
  • Chris Meier, Squire Patton Boggs
  • Trip Nistico, NENA
  • Cole Woodward, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP


  • Arielle Brown, Hogan Lovells and Federal Trade Commission
  • John Cook IV, 21st Century Fox/News Corporation
  • Dan Henry, National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)
  • Chris Meier, Viacom
  • Stephanie Minnock, Time Warner Cable
  • Stephen Walter, Comcast
  • Tim Wilkins, National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA)
  • Kurtis Zinger, AT&T


  • Garrett Anderson, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • Shahar Atary, National Association of Broadcasters
  • Kenny Bradtke, AT&T
  • Thomas Codevilla, News Corporation
  • Michael LaVigne, Hogan & Lovells LLP
  • Stephen Walter, The National Cable & Telecommunications Association

* Interned in Mexico City
** FCBA Diversity Pipeline intern
*** Interned in Boulder

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