Friday, October 18, 2013

The Judicial Intern Opportunity Program (JIOP) Will Soon Be Accepting Applications

The ABA's Judicial Intern Opportunity Program (JIOP) will begin to accept judicial internship applications from 2Ls on Monday, November 4. Applications from 1Ls will be accepted starting December 1. The deadline for all applications is Friday, January 10, 2014. No applications will be accepted after the deadline and students are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Only the first 500 applicants are guaranteed a screening interview.                  
JIOP's mission 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 as LGBT.

JIOP will place 150 students in summer judicial internships. This year’s students will each receive $2,000 to help offset the expenses associated with the placement. For more info on participating courts visit the JIOP law students page and consult the FAQs.