American Bar Association – Section of Litigation’s Judicial Intern Opportunity Program

American Bar Association – Section of Litigation’s Judicial Intern Opportunity Program

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 application deadline is January 11, 2019.

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 as LGBT.

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 the 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.

Detailed program information, frequently asked questions and a copy of the application are available at our website:

Questions about the program can be directed to the Program Director, Gail Howard, atgail.howard@americanbar.orgor 312-988-6348