Summer Internship Opportunity with the EEOC!!!

Summer Internship Opportunity

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission solicits applications from current law students for an unpaid internship in the Office of General Counsel, Legal Unit, Memphis District Office, Memphis, Tennessee, during the summer of 2019.

Interested applicants should submit a package containing a cover letter, resume, and short writing sample by Monday, March 11, 2019.

The EEOC, an independent agency of the federal government, enforces federal laws prohibiting discrimination in employment, including discrimination against a job applicant or employee because of the person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity/transgender status), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.  The laws prohibit retaliation against any person who opposes discrimination or participates in related proceedings.

Trial Attorneys in the field office legal units conduct enforcement litigation in federal district court on behalf of the agency.  This includes all aspects of litigation, including pre-suit review of potential litigation, preparation of litigation recommendations, pre-trial discovery, motion practice, trials and other hearings in federal district court.  Legal interns will assist principally with legal research and analysis of ongoing and potential litigation, and drafting of discovery documents.  Legal interns may also attend depositions and scheduled court proceedings in federal courts.  Further information about the agency is available on its website at www.eeoc.gov.

The Memphis District Office has jurisdiction over the states of Tennessee, Arkansas, and a portion of northern Mississippi.  The Memphis District maintains offices in Memphis, and the area offices in Nashville and Little Rock, Arkansas.  Legal interns may receive assignments related to the work of attorneys in the Little Rock and Nashville Areas office.

The precise starting and ending dates of the internship will depend upon the intern’s interest and availability.  The Legal Unit requests a commitment of a minimum of 25 hours per week over  the preferred 10 week period.

Applicants must have strong analytical, research, and writing skills, and a strong interest in employment discrimination work, civil rights, and/or public interest law.

Application Procedure

To apply, e-mail a cover letter, resume, and short writing sample representing your own work to felicia.taylor@eeoc.gov.  All documents should be in PDF (preferred) or Word format.

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