The New York District Office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) seeks law student interns to work with the Legal Unit for semester and summer internships. EEOC is the federal agency responsible for enforcing federal laws prohibiting discrimination in the workplace based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, and disability status.
EEOC attorneys in the Legal Unit litigate individual and class employment discrimination cases in the federal courts on behalf of employees and job applicants. Law student interns assist with various aspects of litigation and litigation development. Assignments typically include legal research and writing relating to employment discrimination and general federal practice issues such as discovery, trial practice and evidence. Interns may also be involved with interviewing claimants, drafting discovery demands or responses, summarizing deposition testimony, attending depositions and court conferences, analyzing documents, using litigation support software, and assisting with outreach projects. Interns also assist attorneys and other EEOC staff with investigating and analyzing charges of discrimination before litigation.
EEOC seeks law students with a commitment to public interest law and EEOC’s mission. We give preference to students with a demonstrated commitment to civil rights and/or who have completed course work in employment discrimination, employment law, evidence, or trial practice. We require a minimum commitment of ten weeks and ten hours of work per week. EEOC internships are unpaid. We can complete any paperwork required for work-study or academic credit as permitted by your law school. We cannot accept applications from attorneys or law graduates. Attorneys and law graduates may visit http://www.usajobs.opm.gov for employment opportunities.
Applications from law students will be accepted and internships will be filled on a rolling basis. Law students interested in applying for an internship with the EEOC Legal Unit should e-mail a cover letter, resume and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that we plan to place two interns in the Newark office and several interns in the New York City location. Please indicate in your letter if you are applying for the Newark or NYC office or are willing to work in either location. You may also submit an application via facsimile or regular mail to:
Konrad Batog and Margaret Malloy
Trial Attorneys/Intern Coordinators
US EEOC, Legal Unit 33 Whitehall Street, 5th floor
New York, New York 10004
Fax No. 212-336-3623