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

Potential Internships in a Time of Social Distancing: New Jersey Responds to COVID-19
During this national emergency, the New Jersey Governor’s Office of Volunteerism and its partner organizations understand that those who are not suffering from the virus may want to help.

There are many virtual volunteering opportunities listed in this document from the Governor’s Office. Link here for a robust resource list categorized by activity, impact area or beneficiaries.  If you see one that interests you, contact them to ask if it might be possible to do the work as an internship! Guidelines for internships can be found on the Career Center’s website, and you can email them at

All volunteer activities should adhere to critical health and safety protocols in order to protect volunteers, protect residents, protect clients and protect service agencies. View the Volunteer and Organization Guidelines here.

Tackle Challenging Social Issues in a Fellowship in Washington DC

The Westmoreland Service Corps (WSC) offers five recent graduates an opportunity for year-long meaningful service, simple living and spiritual growth in intentional community. WSC fellows tackle challenging societal issues through work in health care, social services, social justice, legal aid and immigrant rights agencies in eleven-month placements from August through June in the Washington, DC area. Partner agencies include organizations below. Generous financial support and living arrangements are offered. Apply now! Applications are considered on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. After initial review and video interviews, finalists are brought to DC for interviews.

New Jersey Future Internships

New Jersey Future internships offer undergraduate and graduate college students the opportunity to join our staff for a short time, typically a summer or a semester, to focus on a specific policy, research or communications project. Their work often culminates in a special report. Interns learn not only about a specific content area, but gain exposure to our staff and operations through participation in policy discussions, meetings and events. The internships thus provide students with both practical experience and insight into the realm of public policy in New Jersey, which can advance their education and future job searches. Of course, interns enrich the New Jersey Future in many ways as well! Click here to learn how to apply.

Looking for more?

The Launch Career Communities Internships of the Week blog is posted every Tuesday 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 Amy Sugerman
Amy Sugerman Assistant Director, Center for Civic Engagement Amy Sugerman