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U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Office of the Chair Internship Program
Summer and Fall 2018

The Office of Acting Chair Victoria A. Lipnic is currently seeking interns for Summer and Fall 2018.

The Office of the Chair (OCH), headquartered in Washington, D.C., assists the Chair in fulfilling her responsibilities as Chair of the Commission and administrative head of the agency. The Chair is 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 Commissioner's charges of discrimination, where appropriate; and performs such other functions as may be authorized by law, regulation, or order. 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 Acting Chair Lipnic, see

Internship Requirements

OCH is currently looking for 2L, 3L or LLM law student interns, with strong legal research and writing skills, and a demonstrated interest in civil rights issues, 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 externships, external stipends, or academic credit.

Interns may work full-time or part-time for 10-12 weeks. Schedules are flexible and negotiable.

Interns' Responsibilities

Interns 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 Chair, such as policy guidance, litigation recommendations, federal sector appellate cases, amicus briefs, and subpoena determinations. Interns may also assist in the drafting of talking points and speeches for the Chair and OCH staff, as well as the preparation of Commission meetings.

The Office of Acting Chair Victoria A. Lipnic is currently seeking interns for the Spring, Summer and Fall 2019. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to

Applications should be submitted by:

  • November 1, 2018 for Spring 2018 internships
  • March 1, 2019 for Summer 2017 internships
  • May 1, 2019 for Fall 2017 internships

Applications submitted after the deadline may not be reviewed.

[Note: If the Senate confirms President Trump's nominee to serve as Chair, Ms. Lipnic resumes her position as an EEOC Commissioner and the internship would be in her Commissioner Office.]

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