The American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation will begin accepting applications for its 2020 Judicial Intern Opportunity Program (JIOP). JIOP is a full-time (32 hours/week), six-week minimum, summer internship program open to all diverse 1L and 2L students. Applications will open for 2L students on November 4, 2019 and for 1L students on December 1, 2019. All applications must be submitted by January 10, 2020.
JIOP’s mission 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, women, students who are economically disadvantaged and students who identify as LGBT.
Internships are available in several locations in California, Illinois and Texas, as well as in the following cities: Phoenix, AZ; Washington, DC; Miami, FL; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA and Seattle, WA. Students may indicate geographic preferences on their applications but may not request specific judges or courts. Interns elect to receive a one-time $2,000 stipend or coordinate with their law school to receive academic credit.
Internships for students with an Intellectual Property law focus will be offered in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Texas and Washington, DC. Students may indicate interest on their application. These specialized spots are limited and any student applying to the program with a request for specialization will also be considered for general internships.
Questions can be directed to Gail Howard, Program Director, at Gail.Howard@americanbar.org.