The Office of Federal Operations (OFO) ensures equality of opportunity within the federal government through its oversight function and by vigorously enforcing, through our regulatory and adjudicatory authority, federal legislation prohibiting discrimination in employment by government agencies. The office is composed of three units, headquartered in Washington, D.C.
OFO interns assist in researching and drafting appellate decisions, preparing legal memoranda on various EEO issues, providing technical assistance and guidance to EEOC stakeholders, responding to congressional inquiries, monitoring compliance with OFO decisions, drafting EEO Digest summaries, and researching special topics in EEO law. Interns also attend numerous training programs, including agency wide and internal brown bag presentations. Thus, applicants must have strong analytical, research and writing skills, and should have an interest in discrimination, civil rights and/or public interest law.
Positions Available & Work Requirements: The office has multiple vacancies for unpaid internships available on a rolling basis throughout the year. The office preference is for interns who are able to commit to a full-time work schedule, however semester interns are asked to provide at least 20 hours per week. Summer legal interns are asked to commit to a full-time schedule for a total of 8-10 weeks during the summer. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and short writing sample to Craig.Barkley@eeoc.gov, 202-663-4536 or Robyn.Dupont@eeoc.gov 202-663-4474, or send to:
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Office of Federal Operations Intern Program
131 M Street, NE
Washington, DC 20507
FAX: (202) 663-7022
TTY: (202) 663-4593