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San Francisco District Office
Fall Internship 2017 - Legal Unit

The San Francisco District Office seeks legal interns for Fall 2017.  Successful candidates must commit to working at least 8 hours per week.  Preference for candidates with excellent legal research and writing skills and a demonstrated interest in practicing plaintiff-side employment law.

To apply, email a cover letter, resume and transcript to Applications must be received no later than August 18, 2017.

What to Expect:

Interns primarily will work with Trial Attorneys engaged in litigation against employers for violations of Title VII, the ADEA and the ADA. This work will mostly be legal research and writing. Interns may assist in interviewing claimants or witnesses, help prepare discovery responses based on those interviews, or help prepare claimants or witnesses for deposition. Interns may also be asked to abstract depositions and develop fact responses for defending against motions for summary judgment. Interns may also work with enforcement staff involved in investigating Charges of Discrimination.

In addition to the legal assignments, interns are given the opportunity to observe different aspects of agency functions. Depending on availability and schedules, they will sit it on intake interviews, mediation sessions, Administrative Hearings, court hearings on routine and contested matters, and, sometimes, trials.

Interns will also have opportunities to observe depositions. Our office works to ensure that interns are given a wide variety of work and the opportunity to interact with as many different attorneys and staff members as possible.