Sonia and Celina Sotomayor Judicial Internship Program

logo3Applications for the Sonia and Celina Sotomayor Judicial Internships for high school students open on February 1, 2017 and are due by March 23, 2017/ More info here: .
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 2017, 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 grader (rising seniors in the Summer of 2017)
  2. Reside in or attend school in Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, or Staten Island
  3. Minimum 85% GPA
  4. Application, transcript, essay, teacher recommendation, and resume (which includes a list of extracurricular activities)
  5. Available to attend in-person Program Orientation on May 20, 2017