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

Full-Time Job Opportunity with the NJ Office of Legislative Services (OLS)

OLS has posted for an entry-level position in its public information office. Duties include: staffing the Legislative Information and Bill Room (LIBR) customer service counter and responding to phone, email and in-person requests from internal and external customers by photocopying paper files, downloading from the Legislature’s web site, or utilizing the LIBR Print-On Demand System or the Legislative Inquiry application; logging and numbering proposed Assembly bills and floor amendments for the Assembly clerk staff during sessions; performing various other Assembly bill room and LIBR tasks as assigned.

The Office of Legislative Services (OLS) is an agency of the New Jersey Legislature established by law to provide professional, nonpartisan staff support services to the Legislature including its officers, members, committees and commissions. The goal of OLS is to facilitate the work of the New Jersey Legislature and to enable and promote public understanding of the legislative process. As nonpartisan employees of the Legislature, OLS staff are prohibited from engaging in political activity or taking a public position with regard to any matter before the Legislature.

Paid Internships with the NJ Department of Labor (DOL)

DOL is recruiting for many summer internship openings in subject areas ranging from diversity compliance to workforce development policy. These positions pay $15/hour and run from June – August. APPLICATION WINDOW CLOSES TOMORROW. Let the Career Center know if you apply. These are incredible opportunities to learn about state government and build your network. The full range of opportunities can be found on Handshake.

NJ Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness Summer Internships (NJOHSP)

NJOHSP leads and coordinates New Jersey’s counterterrorism, cybersecurity, and emergency preparedness efforts while building resiliency throughout the State. Summer interns will:

  • be exposed to all facets of the State homeland security and preparedness mission;
  • interact with senior government officials and various government agencies;
  • receive training and career development opportunities;
  • have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience and brief NJOHSP staff on the work they did over the course of the internship.

These are full-time, unpaid internships located in either their Hamilton or West Trenton office. The summer internship program runs from June 1, 2020 through July 24, 2020. Applicants can select up to three (3) bureaus to apply to; descriptions for all available bureaus can be found on the application. Students considering applying – remember that the Career Center offers internship awards to eligible applicants to offset the cost of unpaid internships.

Interested in environmental advocacy, government or politics? Looking for a summer internship? 

Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) is a non-profit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change. In order to generate the political will necessary for passage of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act we train and support volunteers to build relationships with elected officials, the media and their local community.

Consider registering to join a Live Informational Session and Q & A before applying for an internship. The session will introduce the organization, what they do, and why your contribution matters! Keep in mind the session is not geared towards interns, but will give potential interns a better idea of what their duties and goals would be. The Informational Session is scheduled for every Wednesday night at 8:00 PM . Register here. 

Summer and Fall Internships with Mayo Performing Arts

Mayo Performing Arts in Morristown NJ is offering non-paying credit or non-credit internships in Arts Administration, Education & Performing Arts School, Marketing, Public Relations & Photography, Development & Fundraising, Operations & House Management, and Production. Visit their website for more information, deadlines and how to apply. 

Hackensack Meridian Health, Summer Intern

Application deadline March 31, 2020. This internship is well-suited for students seeking careers in fields such as Communications, Marketing, Event Planning and Fundraising.

At Hackensack Meridian Health our teams are focused on changing the lives of our patients by providing the highest level of care each and every day. From our hospitals, rehab centers and occupational health teams to our long-term care centers and at-home care capabilities, our complete spectrum of services will allow you to apply your skills in multiple settings while building your career all within New Jersey’s premier healthcare system.

Responsibilities as a Summer 2020 intern at JFK Medical Center Foundation in Edison, NJ, college students can gain a well-rounded experience in many areas, including: coordinating and implementing programs and events, writing promotional content for websites and collateral, donor research, and exposure in a hospital and/or office setting. 

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