Volunteers play a key role in the success of our programs. By offering experience and expertise, volunteers allow each of our scholars the opportunity to grow in their new legal knowledge.

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Please email programs@jtb.org for questions regarding volunteer opportunities.

Summer Judicial Internship Diversity Project

The SJID Project’s goal is to provide summer judicial internships for diverse law students from communities underrepresented in the legal community. This year, over 200 judges registered to participate in our efforts and are looking to the SJID Project for summer interns.

Volunteer Opportunities

January 13 – January 20, 2021: The screener will have 7 days to evaluate a list of about 8-10 candidates by means of reviewing their application with a specific set of criteria and recording their evaluation back to JTB. Each candidate will take approximately 15-25 minutes to evaluate

January 25 – January 29, 2021: The reviewer will be given 5 days to conduct phone interviews of 5-8 candidates using a specific set of criteria. Each interview need not be longer than 15 minutes in duration.

April 5 – May 3, 2021: This occurs after candidates have been placed with judges. The interns complete a 5-page memo writing assignment designed to help prepare them for working with a judge. Volunteers will have approximately one month to read about 5 assignments and offer feedback directly to the interns that can prepare them for their jobs this summer. Each writing assignment will take 10-25 minutes to grade.

The SJID Project volunteer signup is available HERE.