Judicial Intern Opportunity Program (JIOP) Applications Now Closed
The Judicial Intern Opportunity Program (JIOP) applications are now closed. The program is a full-time (normally 35-40 hours per week), six-week minimum, summer internship program available to all first-or second-year diverse law students.
The mission of the Judicial Intern Opportunity Program 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 themselves as LGBT.
For 2019, 530 students applied to the program. We placed 158 students with 120 judges. Students placed represent 61 different law schools. The JIOP IP program continues to grow with 30 judges requesting students with background or interest in intellectual property law. 71 of the 530 applicants showed interest with 49 of those students attaching additional background and statements supporting their experience. We placed a total of 25 IP students.
Internships are available in several locations in California, Illinois and Texas. In addition, we offer internships in the following cities: Phoenix, AZ; Washington, DC; Miami, FL; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA (including Camden, NJ); and Seattle, WA.
Students may indicate geographic location preferences on their applications but may not request judges or courts. Interns will receive an award of $2,000.
Internships for students with an Intellectual Property Law focus will be offered in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Texas and Washington, DC. Students can indicate their 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 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.