Internships of the Week: Social Impact, Education, Law & Government

American Civil Liberties Union

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has posted for numerous internship opportunities in its New York City headquarters, including the ACLU Center For Liberty’s Women’s Rights Project. This is a paid spring internship for sophomores, juniors, and seniors where you will work on active litigation by conducting policy research, daily media reviews, and legislative tracking, among other tasks. Head to Handshake to find all of the ACLU’s Spring 2020 internship postings.

State and Government Affairs Internship

PSEG, one of New Jersey’s largest employers, is seeking a State and Government Affairs intern in its Newark headquarters. This is a Summer 2020 internship focused on energy policy in New Jersey where you will evaluate legislation, develop strategies to communicate policy positions to key stakeholders, and review the political landscape of New Jersey as it relates to corporate priorities. This is a full-time, paid internship opportunity for rising juniors or seniors.

Intern on Capitol Hill

November 30 is the deadline to apply for an internship through College to Congress, a program that covers costs for eligible students who would like to intern with a member of Congress. Head to to learn more about the program and understand the eligibility requirements. Don’t wait! Applications are due November 30th.

Great Swamp Watershed

The Great Swamp Watershed Association, a short drive from campus, has provided many internships to Drew students who have assisted with stream sampling, creating trails at the Conservation Management Area, assisting with educational programs, and providing help with social media. If you are interested in getting actively involved in protecting and preserving a vital local watershed while gaining professional and career exploration experiences, visit their volunteer opportunities page and inquire about an internship.

Special Needs Education

Looking for experience teaching or with the special needs community? Consider interning with ECLC of NJ which has welcomed Drew student interns in the past.  Located next door in Chatham, ECLC provides “Education, Careers & Lifelong Community” for children and adults with special needs, including autism, Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities. ECLC is an accredited, nonprofit, educating students ages 5–21. Contact ECLC to ask about a possible internship that might fit with your professional and personal interests.

Looking for more?

The Launch Career Communities Internships of the Week blog is posted every Tuesday morning in every career community. Be sure to check out Handshake  for more opportunities. Need help with an application? The Center for Internships and Career Development offers one-on-one coaching for interviews, resume/cover letter review and more. Sign up today on Handshake for an appointment!

Posted by Greg Townsend
Greg Townsend Director, Center for Internships and Career Development Greg Townsend