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U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Office of Commissioner Lucas Internship Program for Summer 2022

The Office of Commissioner Andrea R. Lucas is seeking law student interns for Summer 2022 at EEOC Headquarters in Washington, D.C. 

Commissioner Lucas is one of five commissioners appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate.  The Commissioner 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.  In addition, the Commissioner also takes on special assignments and projects on behalf of the Commission.

For more about Commissioner Lucas, see https://www.eeoc.gov/andrea-r-lucas-commissioner.

Internship Requirements

The Office of Commissioner Lucas is looking for 2L, 3L, or LLM law student interns, with strong legal research and writing skills, and a demonstrated interest in administrative, regulatory, employment, and/or appellate law, particularly as it concerns the statutes enforced by the Commission.  Interns will be supervised by an attorney and will have opportunities to produce legal work-product.

Internships are unpaid positions, but the Office of Commissioner Lucas will assist students with their applications for externships, external stipends, or academic credit.

Interns may work full-time or part-time.  Schedules are flexible and negotiable.

Depending on the status of the public health pandemic, internships may be completed remotely and online. Such arrangements shall be negotiated at the time an offer is made and adjustments may be made during the internships as well depending on the status of the pandemic.  Our priority is the health and safety of all interns and workers.

Interns’ Responsibilities

Interns shall 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 Commission, such as policy guidance, litigation recommendations, federal sector appellate cases, amicus briefs, opinion letters, and subpoena determinations.  Interns also may have the opportunity to work on amicus briefs, policy guidance, decisions in federal sector appellate cases, and opinion letters in advance of their submission to the Commission for a vote.  Interns may assist with the review and development of potential Commissioner’s charges of discrimination.  Further, interns may assist with the review and monitoring of notable private litigation nationwide to assist with the identification of cases in which the Commission may wish to file an amicus brief or otherwise intervene.  Finally, interns also may assist in drafting talking points and speeches for the Commissioner, as well as preparation for Commission meetings.

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter (indicating a Summer 2022 internship), resume, three professional references and writing sample to Lucas.Interns@eeoc.gov.  Applications for Summer 2022 should be submitted by April 8, 2022. Applications submitted after the deadline may not be reviewed.

Questions? E-mail Lucas.Interns@eeoc.gov.