Sonia & Celina Sotomayor Judicial Internship Program

The High School Division of the Sonia & Celina Sotomayor Judicial Internship Program encourages diverse and underrepresented high school students from communities among the five New York City boroughs to pursue careers in the law.

In the Summer of 2018, a select group of high school students will participate in judicial internships in state and federal courts, educational workshops, and mentorship opportunities. The students will intern with a state or federal judge located within one of the five New York City boroughs from Monday through Thursday for four weeks. The hours will likely be 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., subject to the individual judge’s discretion. On Fridays, the student interns will meet for educational and professional development workshops at the Thurgood Marshall Courthouse, 40 Foley Square, New York, NY from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Students are expected to honor these time commitments to participate in the program.


1. Current 11th graders (Rising seniors in the Summer of 2018)

2. Reside in and attend school in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, or Staten Island

3. Minimum GPA of 82%

4. Application, transcript, essay, teacher recommendation, and resume (which includes a list of extracurricular activities)

5. Available to attend an in-person Program Orientation on May 19, 2018


 December 15, 2017 – High School Intern Application Opens

 March 20, 2018 – High School Intern Application FINAL Deadline

 April 23 – 30, 2018 – High School Intern Interviews

 May 19, 2018 – SCS JIP Program Orientation

 Thursday, July 5, 2018 to Friday, August 3, 2018 – High School Program

Please refer to for a downloadable version of the 2018 Application.

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