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Student and Volunteer Attorney Internships
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Cleveland Field Office

The Cleveland Field Office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has summer internship opportunities available for undergraduate, graduate, and law students or volunteer attorneys starting in May or June 2019. The EEOC is the federal agency charged with enforcing federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and the Equal Pay Act.

School interns and volunteer attorneys will work in the Intake unit conducting intake interviews and in the Enforcement units conducting supervised investigations or assisting investigators in developing a variety of evidentiary materials related to charges of employment discrimination in individual as well as class cases. This includes interviewing individuals who present us with allegations of employment discrimination, interviewing witnesses, reviewing documents, analyzing records, doing research, and summarizing data. Interns and volunteer attorneys will analyze case files for compliance with federal employment discrimination laws.

Applicants should have strong analytical, communication, research and writing skills and should expect to work 20 hours per week. More hours are available, if desired. EEOC internships are unpaid; however, interns may receive academic credit, if feasible through the schools. The EEOC is an equal opportunity employer. For additional information about the EEOC Internship Program, please visit

Interested students should email or mail a letter of interest, resume, transcript (unofficial is fine), and a 2-4-page writing sample to:

Attn:  Benjamin Arnold
Anthony J. Celebrezze Federal Building
1240 E. 9th Street, Suite 3001
Cleveland, OH 44199 

Phone: (216) 522-2420