About the Company
The Utilities Regulations and Competition Authority ("URCA") is the independent regulator of the Electronic Communications Sector (comprising broadcasting, radio spectrum and electronic communications) and the Electricity Sector in the Bahamas. URCA's mission is "Improving lives through effective utilities regulation".
URCA is seeking qualified candidates for Summer Internship positions with in the Electronic Communications Department. The internships will be based in The Bahamas and will report to the Department Head or designate. The duration of the internship will be 4-6 weeks starting 25 June, 2018.
The successful candidate will be required to:
Assist on projects as defined and as they arise, including legal and market research, drafting documents, creation and maintenance of spreadsheets and other internal administrative resources used by the Electronic Communication Department, and other projects as assigned.
Qualifications, Skills & Competencies
The successful applicant must have:
Remuneration & Benefits:
The URCA is a performance drive organization and offers competitive and attractive remuneration. Further information about URCA can be obtained from the website www.urcabahamas.com
URCA thanks all applicants for their interest but only applicants who have been short-listed and have the qualifications and experience requested will be contacted. Interested applicants should email their resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate which internship position you are applying for in the subject line.
The Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) is the regulatory authority with responsibility for the electronic communications sector (ECS) in The Bahamas. The sector comprises fixed and mobile telephone services, spectrum and numbering, Internet services and broadcasting including pay television.
The legislative framework for the ECS is set out in the Communications Act, 2009, which empowers URCA as the independent regulator of the sector with the regulatory tools and powers required for effectiveness. In addition, in 2009 the Government articulated a new vision for the Sector in its Electronic Communications Sector Policy (Sector Policy)that provided for the immediate full liberalisation of the ECS on September 1, 2009, with the exception of cellular services.
Although URCA currently regulates the ECS only, it may regulate other sectors over time (such as energy and water), if given specific responsibilities to do so under other sector specific legislation. URCA replaced the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) and the Television Regulatory Authority (TRA).