Applications Due Jan.10: Judicial Internship Opportunity Program (JIOP)


The American Bar Association Section of Litigation is accepting applications for its Summer 2014 Judicial Intern Opportunity Program from second-year law students. Applications for first-year law students will be accepted December 1, 2013, in accordance with NALP guidelines. The program 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 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, students who are economically disadvantaged, and students who identify themselves as LGBT.

Participating judges are from:

  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Miami, FL
  • Illinois
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Texas
  • Seattle, WA

Students may indicate geographic location preferences on their applications, but may not request particular 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, Texas, and Washington, D.C. Students can indicate their interest on their applications. 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.

Please review detailed program information or frequently asked questions prior to applying to the program.


Stetson University College of Law

1401 61st Street South
Gulfport, Florida 33707

Phone: 727-562-7820
Fax: 727-345-8973

Email: lawrefgp@law.stetson.edu