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Volunteer Service Program

The EEOC Volunteer Service Program provides an opportunity for interns and volunteers to gain unpaid EEOC Headquarters or Field experience in an area of their interest.

Through the Volunteer Service Program, the EEOC creates rich learning opportunities based on organizational demands. We encourage students of all majors to apply, as our internships allow students to explore career fields in public service while gaining superior work experience.

The EEOC Volunteer Service Program is separate from our Pathways Programs (Internship Program, Recent Graduates Program, and Presidential Management Fellows Program), which are paid Federal internship and employment opportunities for current students, recent graduates, and those with advanced degrees.

There are two EEOC Volunteer Service Program paths:

  1. EEOC Internship Program. The EEOC Internship Program provides current high school, college, graduate, doctorate, or law students with the opportunity to gain unpaid (volunteer), hands-on experience with the Agency for a short period. Participants may or may not receive college credit.
  2. EEOC Volunteer Program. The EEOC Volunteer Program provides non-student volunteers with unpaid experience with the Agency. In some cases, these volunteers may receive a stipend or be paid by other external organizations, but receive no salary from the EEOC.

Interns and volunteers work closely with experienced attorneys and specialists on a variety of diverse assignments. Intern work assignments include legal research and writing, research and analysis of public policy developments, correspondence with Commission stakeholders on a range of discrimination-related issues, and assistance with charge intake and investigations.

Read what former EEOC interns have to say:

"Interning at the Commission I have had the opportunity to perform substantive work to further my understanding of both the legal and policy making facets of the agency. Working first hand with these experienced professionals is a great way to get your feet wet and explore future legal opportunities." Read more...

Internships are generally offered year-round on a rolling admission basis. For more information and applying for intern and volunteer opportunities, select the links below.