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Internships U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Boston Area Office

I. Legal Unit Internship:

The Legal Unit of the Boston Area Office, part of the New York District Office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), seeks law students for internships during the school year and summer.

The EEOC is the federal agency responsible for enforcing federal laws prohibiting discrimination in the workplace based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, and disability status. Legal Unit attorneys represent the agency in federal district court, litigating individual and class employment discrimination cases. Law student interns assist with various aspects of litigation and litigation development. Assignments typically include legal research and writing relating to employment discrimination and general federal practice issues such as discovery, trial practice and evidence. Interns may also interview witnesses, evaluate case files for potential litigation, and observe discovery and court proceedings.

The EEOC seeks law students with a commitment to public interest law, public service, and the EEOC’s mission. Internships are unpaid. Internships will be remote during pandemic-related office closures.

Requirements:  Applicants must be a law student actively enrolled in an ABA accredited law school.  Interns are asked to provide 16-40 hours per week of work during the school year and 40 hours per week of work during the summer.

To Apply:  Applications for internships occurring during the school year are accepted on a rolling basis.  Applications for summer internships must be made no later than January 15.  To apply for an internship, email a cover letter, resume, and transcript to Trial Attorney Katie Linehan at and indicate the semester/quarter internship you are seeking.

II. Office Of Administrative Judges: Judicial Internship Program

The Boston Area office, part of the New York District Office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, presides over and decides employment discrimination cases filed against federal government agencies under Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Rehabilitation Act, and the Equal Pay Act. There are currently six Administrative Judges in the New York office but only one in the Boston Office.

Throughout the year the Judicial Internship Program affords approximately six to eight law students the opportunity to work closely with the Administrative Judges and learn about employment discrimination as well as evidentiary, procedural, and administrative law issues. Interns are directly involved with the cases and participate in a full array of legal work and assignments, including the following:

  • Read files and summarize the evidence gathered during the investigative process. Identify any lack of information in the investigation that requires further exploration.
  • Assist the Judge in determining the issues to be heard at the hearing, the witnesses who will be approved to testify, and the exhibits that will be admitted.
  • Observe settlement conferences and, depending on the student and the Judge, some interns may conduct a settlement conference or mediate the dispute without the Judge.
  • Participate in discovery conferences conducted by the Judge and assist with discovery and resolution of discovery disputes.
  • Draft orders and directions to the parties.
  • Observe hearings conducted by the Judges.
  • Draft decisions, including legal research analysis.

There is no funding for this Program. Most students receive credit, work study or a fellowship from their law school for their participation.

Requirements: Interns are asked to provide 16-40 hours per week of work. Applications for fall or spring semester internships may be made at any time.  Applications for summer internships should be made no later than January 1st.

If you wish to apply to the Program, please send your resume and cover letter to Administrative Judge Neile Eisner at