The Judicial Intern Opportunity Program (JIOP) is a full-time (32 hours per week), six-week minimum, summer internship program open to all first-or second-year diverse law students.
The mission of JIOP 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, women, veterans, and students who identify themselves as LGBTQ+.
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; Salt Lake City, UT; and Seattle, WA. Students may indicate geographic location preferences on their applications, but may not request particular judges or courts.
In conjunction with the ABA Intellectual Property Law Section, we offer a limited number of specialized internships focusing on the area of intellectual property law. Students may add an additional one-page summary of qualifications if they are interested in being considered for one of these positions. We also allow students to indicate if they have special interest or background in bankruptcy law, antitrust litigation or child and family law.
Applications will open for all students on November 1, 2021. All applications must be submitted by January 7, 2022.