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

Assistant Farmer Full-Time Job at Grow it Green Morristown!

Grow it Green Morristown is seeking a reliable, hands-on Assistant Farmer to help with cultivation and teaching opportunities at our Urban Farm. This position will report to the Director of Agriculture & Education.  The Urban Farm is a one-acre education farm for the community and the 5,200 children of the Morris School District, making this job opportunity distinct from many typical farm jobs. If you are interested or know someone who would be, please check out the job details posted on their website! This unique outdoor position is 35 hours/week.

City Year AmeriCorps Positions for 2020-21 School Year:

City Year helps students and schools succeed. Diverse teams of City Year AmeriCorps members provide support to students, classrooms and the whole school, helping to ensure that students in systematically under-resourced schools receive a high-quality education that prepares them with the skills and mindsets to thrive and contribute to their community. Your service will focus on helping students get and/or remain on track to graduate by providing academic support, delivering behavior and attendance coaching and encouraging student engagement to promote a positive school climate. You will be assigned to a diverse team of 8-15 young adults and serve with them during the 2020-2021 school year. Beginning each day before the first school bell rings and staying until the last child leaves the after-school program, you’ll serve students, schools and communities in a variety of ways.  Positions are open in numerous cities around the U.S.

Benefits include bi-weekly living stipend, post-service Segal education award, health insurance, and loan forbearance on qualifying student loans.

For more information and application instructions, head on over to Handshake!

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Jobs in the NJ State Government for All Majors!

STUDENTS FROM ALL MAJORS looking for work should consider a job in state gov’t. They are hiring, the benefits are great, and there are many opportunities.  On April 14, the Launch Social Impact Career Community with the Center for Civic Engagement hosted a Zoom meeting with NJ Civil Service HR representative Joseph Forte.  Check out the video recording and links below.  Mr. Forte welcomes any questions from students looking to apply to a job in the Civil Service. He’s a great guy and can be very helpful! Email him at Joseph.Forte@csc.nj.gov  Finally, there are many Drew alums working in the state govt, so reach out on Drew Connect or to alumni@drew.edu for connections.
For an overview of the Civil Service and working for the state, watch the meeting recording; then check out the links. Pay particular attention to the Trainee positions.

Meeting Recording:
HTTPS://DREW.ZOOM.US/REC/SHARE/ZPJ-N5XA6JJOUOXV6UWYAPIDD6NIAAA8G3NPRQALNR73E4VCM3GMQMLA4ESGSTT4

HELPFUL LINKS PROVIDED BY MR. JOSEPH FORTE:

Link to Jobs:
HTTPS://INFO.CSC.STATE.NJ.US/VATS/JOBVIEW.ASPX  (AS OF THIS POSTING, THERE ARE ABOUT 50 JOBS CURRENTLY LISTED. PRIOR TO COVID THERE WERE ABOUT 250. JOE EXPECTS THERE WILL BE ABOUT 150 MORE ADDED AFTER THE CRISIS ENDS).

TRAINEE POSITIONS: (Career Center Director Greg Townsend called them the “Golden Tickets” — you apply without taking the test; it’s a one year position with benefits, after which you are eligible for union membership and can move around to other positions) From Mr. Forte: “Non-competitive positions do not have the $25 application fee. I recommend that your students apply to as many as possible as they are free and just require emailing resume/cover letter listed in the PDF!”  There are often multiple openings for each position listed.
Employment Services Trainee (Non-Competitive) New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development
Analyst Trainee (Non-Competitive) New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance
Analyst Trainee (Non-competitive) New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety
Family Service Specialist Trainee (Non-competitive) New Jersey Department of Children and Families

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Organizations Offering Volunteer Positions Might Also Want Interns!

There are many virtual volunteering opportunities listed in this document from the NJ 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 interns@drew.edu.

 

 

 

 

Posted by Amy Sugerman
Amy Sugerman Assistant Director, Center for Civic Engagement Amy Sugerman