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Judicial Internship Program
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
New York District Office
Office of Administrative Judges

The New York District Office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission presides over and decides employment discrimination cases filed against the federal government under Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Rehabilitation Act, and the Equal Pay Act. There are currently six Administrative Judges in our office.

Throughout the year the Judicial Internship Program affords approximately six to eight law students the opportunity to work closely with the Administrative Judges and learn about employment discrimination as well as evidentiary, procedural, and administrative law issues. Interns are directly involved with the cases and participate in a full array of legal work and assignments, including the following:

  • Read files and summarize the evidence gathered during the investigative process. Identify any lack of information in the investigation that requires further exploration.
  • Assist the Judge in determining the issues to be heard at the hearing, the witnesses who will be approved to testify, and the exhibits that will be admitted.
  • Observe settlement conferences and, depending on the student and the Judge, some interns may conduct a settlement conference or mediate the dispute without the Judge.
  • Participate in discovery conferences conducted by the Judge and assist with discovery and resolution of discovery disputes.
  • Draft orders and directions to the parties.
  • Observe hearings conducted by the Judges.
  • Draft decisions, including legal research analysis.
  • Assist the Chief Judge with projects and in his efforts to provide seminars and other types of training to the lawyers and other representatives who practice in the federal sector area.

There is no funding for this Program. Most students receive credit, work study or a fellowship from their law school for their participation. If you wish to apply to the Program, please send your resume and cover letter to Administrative Judge Karen Ortiz at or Administrative Judge Monique Roberts-Draper at For more information call (212) 336-3746.

For more information, go to The EEOC New York District Office.