American Bar Association Summer 2009 Judicial Intern Opportunity Program

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 financially 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; Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA; and Washington DC.

Students may indicate geographic location preferences on their applications. Interns will receive an award of $1,500.

The program seeks to provide internship opportunities for minority or financially disadvantaged law students, those who are members of traditionally underrepresented groups in the legal profession. 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, 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 to better determine student qualifications will be done on a rolling basis. Only qualified students will be sent on for judicial interviews. Judicial interviews will continue until all positions are filled.

Applications will be accepted beginning October 1 for second-year law students. Applications for first-year law students will be accepted beginning December 1, according to NALP guidelines. The final application deadline is December 31, 2008 (postmark). We must receive a completed application, statement of interest, resume and writing sample to consider your submission complete.

Please visit the Judicial Intern Opportunity Program site for more information.