ABA Judicial Intern Opportunity Program (JIOP)

The Judicial Intern Opportunity Program is a full-time, six-week minimum, summer internship program open to all first- or second-year minority and/or economically disadvantaged law students who want to do legal research and writing for state or federal judges in participating cities. Participating judges are from Illinois; Texas; Miami, FL; Phoenix, AZ; Washington, DC; Philadelphia, PA: Seattle, Washington; Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA. Interns will receive an award of $1,500.

The mission of the Judicial Intern Opportunity Program is to provide opportunities to students who are members of racial and ethnic groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the profession. The program also provides opportunities to students with disabilities, students who are economically disadvantaged and students who identify themselves as LGBT. To assist you in identifying how you qualify for this program please click here.

The program is only open to students who have not previously participated as an intern in the program. Students applying to the program must submit a completed application, grades (second-year students), resume, legal writing sample and a statement of interest. Students may rank location preferences on their application; however students may not request particular judges or courts.

Screening interviews will be conducted to better determine student qualifications. Only qualified students will be sent on for judicial interviews. Judicial interviews will continue until all positions are filled.

To apply CLICK HERE.  Your application must be submitted by the January 7,2011 deadline.