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

Explore Public Employment Opportunities in the New Jersey Civil Service

On January 15, the New Jersey Civil Service Commission will be hosting a public employment job fair in Lawrenceville, NJ. There are over 40,000 state employees in New Jersey – the vast majority of these positions are in the Civil Service. There are career pathways in just about any field you can imagine. Entry level positions could lead to a rewarding career in public service. Register for the fair here.

An entry level position with the NJ Department of Transportation is currently posted on Handshake. Trainee positions are the best way to enter into the NJ Civil Service and establish a permanent title.

Impacting Issues of Social Justice Through Film

Odyssey Impact “is a team of exceptional film and social justice professionals who believe that powerful documentaries can motivate people to do great things.” They are currently seeking interns to fill two positions in their New York City offices. As a Social Impact Intern, you’ll be researching issues related to social justice and helping the team determine where their campaigns will be most effective. As a Development Intern, you’ll be helping the team identify the best stories to tell.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Honors Internship

The DHS Newark, NJ office is recruiting for its 2020 Summer Honors Internship Program. The positions are within the Litigation Unit of ICE. Students will research a myriad of issues, e.g. issues pertaining to foreign countries’ political systems, human rights conditions, religious freedom, status of women, educational conditions, health care options, etc. This is a great opportunity to learn for students interested in law school or working in government. Visit the posting in Handshake to learn more and how to apply!

Analyze Defense Policy and National Security in Washington D.C.

The Institute for Defense Analysis (IDA) is accepting applications for its 2020 Summer Associate Program. This competitive paid opportunity is for rising seniors or graduate students in a wide range of fields and will be located in IDA’s Washington DC or Alexandria, VA. IDA is a nonprofit organization that provides the White House and government agencies with objective analyses of issues of national security. This is great for students with a background in social sciences and STEM. Check out the posting in Handshake to learn more about the position and how to apply.

ACLU’s National Office in NYC 

Check out the almost 50 internships offered by the ACLU (many in NYC)  in all areas of interest — communications, legal, voting rights, women’s rights, digital analytics, advocacy and development. If you are work-study eligible, some are part of the Federal Community Service Program (FCSP) allowing you to be paid for your work. Here are two of them:

The Communications Department has an opening for an Arts & Entertainment Spring Internship starting in January 2020. The Internship offers the opportunity to learn about the breadth of the ACLU’s work and how the Communications Department supports it through branding, public relations and communications strategy, and producing content for the ACLU blog and website, multimedia and social media channels; the intern will be a key member of the Artist Engagement Team. 

The Women’s Rights Project seeks undergraduate interns for the Spring 2020 to work on active litigation and other research projects. Interns will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience by working alongside the Women’s Rights Project team. Interns will have the opportunity to work on a variety of litigation projects. The internships are  semester-long, part time positions with a 10-15 hours per week commitment. Arrangements can be made with the student’s school for a work/study stipend or course credit. 

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