Application for JIOP 2020 Internships

The deadline to apply was January 10, 2020. Program applications will still be accepted; however students applying after the deadline will be screened and considered on an as-needed basis.

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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.


Top Five Reasons to Volunteer with JIOP

By Lisa Bivens – November 21, 2019 | Through 20 years of dedicated collaboration, JIOP organizers, volunteers, donors, and alumni have built a community of legal minds dedicated to improving the state of diversity in law.

Tips for a Successful JIOP Applicant

By Cristian Lopez – November 21, 2019 | A program alum offers advice on how students should prepare and apply for our internship program.

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Judicial Internships from a Judge's Perspective

Chief Judge Barbara M.G. Lynn, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Judge William H. Orrick, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, and Judge Zuberi B. Williams, District Court of Maryland, District 6, Montgomery County, Maryland, share their views on how to make the most of a judicial internship.

Navigating Your Path for Future Career Success with Advice from JIOP Alums

JIOP alumni discuss how interning for a judge as a law student shaped their legal careers through law school, preparing for the bar, networking, and current employment.

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