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Office of Commissioner Keith E. Sonderling Internship Program Fall 2022

The Office of Commissioner Keith E. Sonderling is seeking law student interns for Fall 2022. 

The office, headquartered in Washington, D.C., assists the Commissioner in fulfilling his responsibilities as a member of the Commission.  As one of five commissioners appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate, the Commissioner 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 authorized by law, regulation, or order.

For more about Commissioner Sonderling, see https://www.eeoc.gov/keith-e-sonderling-commissioner.

Internship Requirements

The office is looking for 2L, 3L, or LLM law student interns, with strong legal research and writing skills, and a demonstrated interest in civil rights issues, administrative and regulatory law, employment law, or public interest law.  Interns will be supervised by an attorney and have opportunities to produce a legal writing work-product.

Internships are unpaid positions, but the office will assist students with their applications for externships, external stipends, or academic credit.

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

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter (indicating a Fall 2022 internship), resume, three professional references and a writing sample to Cynthia McKnight, Chief of Staff, at cynthia.m.mcknight@eeoc.gov.

Applications for Fall 2022 internships should be submitted by Friday, August 5, 2022.  Applications submitted after the deadline may not be reviewed.