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U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Office of the Chair Internship Program
Fall 2014, Winter/Spring 2015 & Summer 2015

The Office of Chair Jacqueline A. Berrien is currently seeking interns for Fall 2014, Winter/Spring 2015, and Summer 2015.

About the Office of the Chair

The Office of the Chair (OCH), headquartered in Washington, DC, assists the Chair in fulfilling her responsibilities as Chair of the Commission and administrative head of the agency.  As one of five commissioners appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate, the Chair votes on all matters that come before the Commission, including policy issues, litigation recommendations, federal sector appellate cases, amicus briefs, subpoena determinations and contracts; issues Commissioner's charges of discrimination, where appropriate; and performs such other functions as may be authorized by law, regulation, or order.  The Chair is the official spokesperson for the Commission and is responsible for the development and implementation of Commission policies, procedures, and programs.   The Chair also handles all operational aspects of the Commission, including managing Executive and Legislative branch relationships, the budget, personnel, and EEOC's headquarters and 53 field offices.

For more about Chair Jacqueline A. Berrien, see http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/berrien.cfm.

Internship Requirements

OCH is currently looking for 2L, 3L or LLM law student interns for Fall 2014, Winter/Spring 2015, and Summer 2015.  Successful applicants will possess strong legal research, analysis and writing skills and have a demonstrated interest in civil rights issues, employment law, or public interest law.  Interns will be supervised by an attorney and will have opportunities to produce a legal writing work-product.

Internships are unpaid volunteer positions, but OCH will assist students with their applications for external stipends or academic credit.

Interns may work full-time or part-time for 10-12 weeks. Schedules are flexible and negotiable.

Interns Responsibilities

Interns conduct research and prepare memorandum on a range of issues under the federal civil rights statutes and other relevant federal statutes. Interns assist in reviewing, researching and making recommendations on the documents presented for approval by the Chair, such as policy guidance, litigation recommendations, federal sector appellate cases, amicus briefs, and subpoena determinations. Interns may also assist in the drafting of talking points and speeches for the Chair and OCH staff, as well as the preparation of Commission meetings.

To apply: E-mail a cover letter (indicating the session you seek), resume, writing sample (5-10 pages), and references to OCH.Internship@eeoc.gov. Applications are due:

  • May 16, 2014 for Fall 2014 positions,
  • September 12, 2014 for Winter/Spring 2015 positions,
  • October 15, 2014 for Summer 2015 positions.

Applications submitted after the deadline may not be reviewed.

Questions? E-mail OCH.Internship@eeoc.gov.