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Federal Sector Graduate Research Fellowship
and
Federal Sector Social Science Research Internship

Build professional experience while working for an important mission! The mission of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is to ensure justice and equality in the workplace, and its work includes research toward preventing discrimination within the federal workforce. EEOC is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.

EEOC's Office of Federal Operations 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 Federal Sector Graduate Research Fellowship provides a unique opportunity for high performing individuals to join a team conducting innovative statistical research and trend analysis.

The Federal Sector Graduate Research Fellowship supports this commitment by providing graduate students the opportunity to contribute to the success of the Commission. During the non-reimbursable detail assignment, fellows will share their knowledge and gain a broader perspective of federal sector EEO by working with the leadership team within the Office of Federal Operations at agency headquarters in Washington, D.C., specifically within the Reports and Evaluation Division (RED).

The Federal Sector Social Science Research Internship offers undergraduate and/or graduate students in sociology, psychology, economics, or related fields a challenging experience that is relevant to your current studies and future career. Interns work alongside Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) professional staff to ensure justice and equality in the workplace.

Responsibilities will vary based on the fellow or intern's skill set, but may include:

  • Producing research for government reports on the presence and prevention of employment discrimination within the Federal government
  • Writing literature reviews
  • Editing documents
  • Data analysis, including statistical and content analysis
  • Displaying data trends using creative data visualization techniques

Both positions require the ability to work at EEOC's Headquarters in Washington, D.C., which is easily accessible by public transportation. The positions are unpaid. Fellows are asked to commit to work at least 15 hours per week and interns are asked to commit to work a minimum of 10 hours per week for a minimum of three months.

Qualifications

For the Federal Sector Graduate Research Fellowship

Required Qualifications:

  • Current graduate student in sociology, psychology, economics, or a related field at an accredited college or university. Recent masters or doctoral degree recipients may also apply.
  • Passion for eradicating employment discrimination
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience conducting research using quantitative or qualitative data (classroom experience qualifies)
  • Experience using data analysis software such as SAS, Stata, R or NVivo
  • Creativity
  • Detail-oriented
  • Experience writing literature reviews
  • Demonstrated skills in Microsoft Excel and Word

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience analyzing large datasets
  • Familiarity with the academic literature on employment discrimination

For the Federal Sector Social Science Research Fellowship

Required Qualifications:

  • Current undergraduate student or a graduate student (preferred) in sociology, psychology, economics, or a related field at an accredited college or university
  • Passion for eradicating employment discrimination
  • Experience conducting research using quantitative or qualitative data (classroom experience qualifies)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Creativity
  • Detail-oriented
  • Demonstrated skills in Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently, as well as part of a team

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience using data analysis software such as SAS, Stata, R or NVivo
  • Experience analyzing large datasets
  • Experience writing literature reviews
  • Familiarity with the academic literature on employment discrimination

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter, resume, and a short writing sample (3 to 5 pages) via email to:

Dr. Morgan Walls-Dines, Assistant Director
Reports & Evaluation Division, Office of Federal Operations
Email: morgan.wallsdines@eeoc.gov
Phone: 202.663.4408

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Positions usually start at the beginning of an academic semester or the summer term.