The Office of Chair Jacqueline A. Berrien is currently seeking interns for Winter/Spring and Summer 2013.
The Office of the Chair (OCH), headquartered in Washington, DC, assists the Chair in fulfilling his/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 Commissioners' charges of discrimination, where appropriate; and performs such other functions as may be authorized by law, regulation, or order. Beyond these responsibilities, 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 Jacqueline A. Berrien, see http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/berrien.cfm.
OCH is currently looking for 1L, 2L, 3L or LLM law student interns for Winter/Spring and Summer 2013. Successful applicants will possess strong legal research, analysis and writing skills and have a demonstrated interest in civil rights issues, labor and 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.
Internship hours and duration are flexible during the Winter/Spring program. During the Summer, it is preferred that interns work full-time (40 hours per week) for 10-12 weeks. Alternative work schedules can, however, be negotiated, e.g. working part-time or for half the summer.
To apply: E-mail a cover letter, resume, writing sample (5-10 pages), and references to OCH.Internship@eeoc.gov by December 21, 2012 for the Winter/Spring and February 28, 2013 for the Summer. Applications submitted after the deadline may not be reviewed. Please format your electronic submission for use in either MSWord (.doc) or Adobe (.pdf).
Questions? E-mail OCH.Internship@eeoc.gov.