2021 Summer Judicial Internship Diversity Project

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The SJID Project\'s goal is to provide summer judicial internships to diverse law students from communities underrepresented in the legal community. Operating nationally since 2011, the SJID Project has placed approximately 500 law students in successful internships to date. Over 190 judges have registered to participate in the 2021 SJID Project and are ready to hire a JTB law intern!

The SJID Project is national in scope and will place law students as judicial interns in federal appellate, district, bankruptcy, magistrate and select state appellate judges’ chambers across the country. Interns will have the opportunity to draft bench memoranda, judicial orders, and opinions on a variety of substantive matters, including motions to dismiss, motions for summary judgment, magistrate judge reports, and habeas corpus petitions. Applicants should possess strong research and writing skills and be prepared to handle the rigors of working in judge\'s chambers.

Applicants who are hired must commit to participating in two mandatory training workshops prior to the beginning of their internship via videoconference. Additionally, applicants must be available to work full-time as an unpaid intern or to find outside funding sources, and must commit to working in chambers for a minimum of eight weeks. At present, this is an unpaid internship. Applicants are encouraged to seek law school or non-profit funding.

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October 18, 2021 - January 16, 2022
January 10, 2021 at 5pm EST

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