U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
The Office of Chair Jacqueline A. Berrien is currently seeking interns for Spring 2014 and Summer 2014.
The Office of the Chair (OCH), headquartered in Washington, DC, assists the Chair in fulfilling her responsibilities as Chair of the Commission and administrative head of the agency. As one of five commissioners appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate, the Chair 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 Commissioners' charges of discrimination, where appropriate; and performs such other functions as may be authorized by law, regulation, or order. Beyond these responsibilities, the Chair is the official spokesperson for the Commission and is responsible for the development and implementation of Commission policies, procedures, and programs. The Chair also handles all operational aspects of the Commission, including managing Executive and Legislative branch relationships, the budget, personnel, and EEOC's headquarters and 53 field offices.
For more about Jacqueline A. Berrien, see http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/berrien.cfm.
OCH is currently looking for 1L, 2L, 3L or LLM law student interns for Spring 2014 and Summer 2014. Successful applicants will possess strong legal research, analysis and writing skills and have a demonstrated interest in civil rights issues, employment law, or public interest law. Interns will be supervised by an attorney and will have opportunities to produce a legal writing work-product.
Internships are unpaid volunteer positions, but OCH will assist students with their applications for external stipends or academic credit.
Interns may work full-time or part-time for 10-12 weeks. Schedules are flexible and negotiable.
To apply: E-mail a cover letter, resume, writing sample (5-10 pages), and references to OCH.Internship@eeoc.gov. Applications are due by November 15 for Spring 2014 positions and January 17, 2014 for Summer 2014 positions. Please submit your documents in either MSWord (.docx) or Adobe (.pdf).
Questions? E-mail OCH.Internship@eeoc.gov.