Just The Beginning - A Pipeline Organization (JTB) ® offers free educational pipeline programming for students in middle school, high school, college, and law school with a mission to inspire under-represented, under-served and at-risk students and increase the diversity in the legal profession.  JTB offers educational and inspirational programming and follow up to under-served youth from disadvantaged, underexposed backgrounds and experiences, at no cost to participants as we lay the foundation for their educational and professional excellence. JTB provides a pathway to success for young adults through a learning and mentoring experience, which enables and encourages participants to explore the possibility, through academic achievement, of entering the law as their chosen career. 

Current Opportunities for Just The Beginning – A Pipeline Organization

Summer Judicial Internship Diversity Project

Opportunity Type: Internship
Application Deadline: January 11, 2019
Description: The Project’s goal is to provide underrepresented law students summer judicial internships in federal and state appellate, federal district, bankruptcy and magistrate judges’ chambers. The Project is national in scope and will place approximately 100 law students as judicial interns across the country. Interns will have the opportunity to draft bench memoranda, judicial orders, and opinions on a variety of substantive matters, including motions to dismiss, motions for summary judgment, magistrate judge reports, and habeas corpus petitions. Applicants should possess strong research and writing skills and be prepared to handle the rigors of working in a court.

There will be an initial screening, which will identify qualified candidates eligible for a first-round interview to be conducted in-person or by telephone. Applicants who clear this round will be referred to one of the Project’s Participating Judges for a second-round interview, after which each Participating Judge will make a final hiring decision. Applicants who are hired must commit to attending two mandatory training workshops prior to the beginning of the internship, either in-person or via videoconference, and must be available to work full-time as an unpaid intern for a minimum of six weeks.

Contact Information

Just The Beginning – A Pipeline Organization
233 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 6600
Chicago, IL 60606