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Pittsburgh Area Office-Enforcement Internships

The EEOC is the federal agency charged with enforcing federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination, including the Equal Pay Act of 1963, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA).

The Enforcement Unit investigates charges of discrimination filed against private employers.

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

Internships may be done remotely.

Enforcement Unit Internship

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Pittsburgh Area Office has internship opportunities for undergraduate students (who have completed their sophomore year of college), law students, and graduate students.

Internship duties and assignments may include: reviewing correspondence to see if it alleges a claim under our laws; inputting data into our information management system; assisting in screening and interviewing individuals who seek to file a charge of employment discrimination; drafting charges of discrimination and creating charge files after interviewing parties and reviewing correspondence; responding to inquiries regarding potential charges; corresponding with charging parties or employers regarding charges of discrimination; reviewing and analyzing documents, records and evidence; contacting witnesses; and drafting interview questions.

Enforcement interns will work primarily in the Charge Receipt/Technical Information Unit (CRTIU), but may have the opportunity to observe settlement conferences, mediation conferences, and fact-finding conferences.

The complexity of the work assigned may depend on workload demands and/or the student’s demonstrated abilities during the internship. While there may be some clerical work relating to the charge investigations, we are committed to giving students assignments to develop further their research, analytical or writing skills during their internships.

Applicants should have strong analytical, communication, research and writing skills.

During a semester, we prefer students who can commit a minimum of 10 hours per week. During the summer, we prefer students who can commit a minimum of 30 hours per week.

To Apply for an Enforcement Internship: Interested students should email a letter of interest (stating why you want to intern with the EEOC and why you think we should select you), resume, and transcript (unofficial transcript is fine. Please redact your social security number), and writing sample, preferably in a single .pdf, to:

Applications for the summer 2021 internship should be received by March 31, 2021. Applications for the fall 2021 internship should be received by May 29, 2021. Applications for the spring 2022 semester should be received by October 16, 2021. However, positions may be filled as needed so students are encouraged to apply earlier.