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Student Volunteer Service Program (SVSP)
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Atlanta District Office & Savannah Local Office

About the Program: The SVSP is designed to provide educationally-related work assignments to students who have expressed interest in civil rights and/or public service endeavors. The EEOC and the institution enter into a mutually beneficial agreement that enables students to gain first-hand knowledge and experience in Equal Employment Opportunity laws and case processing procedures.

What to Expect: Volunteers will be provided opportunities to become involved in a number of EEOC functions: the investigative process, mediations, the federal EEO hearings process, outreach, technical assistance, and litigation. The student volunteer will work under the supervision of a senior representative of the unit to which he or she is assigned. The student will be given specific duties to perform such as drafting charges of discrimination, developing investigatory plans, conducting witness interviews, and researching issues. Selection for participation in the volunteer student intern program will be based on the requirements outlined below.

Requirements of the Program:

  • Must be at least 16 years old, or in the 10th grade (no maximum levels established)
  • Must be currently enrolled at least half-time at an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
  • A Student Volunteer Service Agreement in place between EEOC and the institution
  • Successfully complete employment verification through E-Verify (I-9) and security pre-screening via the Declaration of Federal Employment (Optional Form 306)

Timeline:

Applications for the summer session must be submitted by March 1st. The March 1st deadline may be extended if needed to fill open positions. Applications for the spring and fall sessions may be submitted at any time.

To apply, submit the following:

  • Resume or the Optional Application for Federal Employment (Optional Form 612)
  • Copy of most recent college transcript or grade record (unofficial copies are acceptable)
  • Cover Letter (optional)
  • Letter from the institution which nominates the applicant for the program and documents permission for the student to participate in the program

Send required documents by:

Mail to:

U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
ATTN: STUDENT VOLUNTEER SERVICE PROGRAM (SVSP)
100 Alabama Street, NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30303  

OR Fax to - 404 562-6909

OR EMAIL to: henry.wesloski@eeoc.gov

For more information, go to The EEOC Atlanta District Office.