Judicial Intern Opportunity Program (JIOP) Applications
Judicial Intern Opportunity Program (JIOP) Applications open on November 4, 2020 and close on January 10, 2021. More information can be found here.
The mission of JIOP is to provide judicial internships to first- and second-year law students who are members of racial and ethnic groups 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.
For 2020, 730 students applied to the program. We placed 135 students with 107 judges. Students placed represented 63 different law schools. The JIOP IP program continues to grow with 10 judges requesting students with background or interest in intellectual property law. 90 of the 730 applicants showed interest with 63 of those students attaching additional background and statements supporting their experience. We placed a total of 18 IP students.
Internships are available in several locations in California, Illinois and Texas. In addition, we offer internships in the following metropolitan areas: Phoenix, AZ; Washington, D.C.; 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 are required to work full-time (32 hours/week) for a minimum of six weeks and will receive an award of $2,000.
Internships for students with a focus on intellectual property law will be offered in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Texas and Washington, D.C. These specialized spots are limited, and any student applying with a request for specialization will also be considered for general litigation internships.
For detailed program information, frequently asked questions visit www.ambar.org/jiop.
Questions about the program can be directed to the Program Director, Gail Howard, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-988-6348.