U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights ("OCR") has legal internship/externship opportunities for current law students. OCR is proud to work on behalf of the nation’s students -- to foster educational excellence and ensure equal access by enforcing federal civil rights laws in our nation’s schools, which serve almost 80 million students annually. As one of the premier civil rights enforcement offices in the federal government, OCR champions the promise of the Department of Education’s mission to promote student achievement and prepare students for global competitiveness. By working at OCR, you will be joining a team of dedicated experts: our attorneys and investigators are on the front line of civil rights enforcement and policymaking, working to remove barriers to students’ full participation in every facet of educational life. Its work touches every school or educational institution that receives federal financial assistance – approximately 97,000 public schools and 7,000 or so colleges and universities – through the offices in the Department’s Washington, DC Headquarters and in 12 regions across the United States.

The deadline to submit applications is February 28, 2019, though OCR makes hiring decisions on a rolling basis. 

For more information, please visit OCR's Careers/Internships website at: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/frontpage/careers/careers-ind... and scroll down to the tab titled "Legal/CRDC internships").

Alternatively, visit PittLawWorks (click the "OCI and Job Listings" link, and enter the search term "CRDC").