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

Consider a Job in Higher Education!

If you enjoy the environment and community at Drew and are a recent graduate looking for work, consider exploring a job in higher education! Despite the current pandemic, some schools are hiring, particularly the public institutions such as Rutgers. Here’s one posted on LinkedIn — at Rutgers Newark, an entry level administrative coordinator of the Writing Program. Higher ed offers competitive salaries and great benefits, with advancement opportunities and in all areas of expertise. Look at the job boards on-line at institutions near you. Also, search positions through the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC), a national, nonprofit consortium working to advance equity and excellence in the higher education workforce.


Are you passionate about helping increase the youth vote turnout in the 2020 election?

The Largest Generation’s Youth Voter Advocacy Project is looking for interns across the country (and especially in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Florida, Iowa, Arizona, Michigan, New Hampshire, Minnesota, Maine, and New York City) to increase the youth vote turnout for the 2020 election. The internships will run up until Election Day on November 3. This internship will be done remotely. The key qualities we are looking for are the desire to positively impact the 2020 Election turnout, strong communication skills, and tenacity. That being said, we particularly need interns with strong social media skills, graphic design skills, photography, video and/or animation know-how. Experience with PR or willingness to learn is also highly desired. (Lack of these skills won’t disqualify you, however— we need a well-rounded group.)  We have several positions available:

Content Generators/ Outreach Team: These interns will brainstorm and/or create content informing young voters of critical facts about voting in one of the ten states (Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Florida, Iowa, Arizona, Michigan, New Hampshire, Minnesota, and Maine) most likely to be influenced by the youth vote. (The project’s advisors, Kim Sillen and Jeanne Heifetz, will provide this key information.) Interns will reach out to voting organizations and educational institutions in these states, offering the media content that they and their fellow interns create. Organizational contacts and template outreach letters will be provided. You do not need to live in or be from a state to work with that state.

PR Team: One or two people will work on PR outreach with the aim of securing media coverage.

Manager(s): We are looking for one or two people with strong leadership skills to supervise the Outreach Team and provide consistent support as needed.

New York City Manager: This person will do outreach to organizations and colleges in New York City.


Paid Positions at the Polls in November

America is in the midst of a nationwide poll worker shortage.  Most poll workers are over the age of 60 and, in the era of uncertainty caused by the coronavirus, fewer are signing up for the job. Paid positions are available for working at the polls in every state. Find out more about working at the polls at  Power the Polls, a first-of-its-kind initiative to recruit poll workers to ensure a safe, fair election for all voters. Power the Polls uses data on poll worker requirements researched and collected by the nonpartisan Fair Elections Center, creators of the unique web portal. Information is available on poll worker compensation, hours, application links, and training and voter registration requirements for more than 4,000 jurisdictions in states across the country. Search by your state and county for information on positions available and links to apply. In Morris County, for example, the pay is about $200 for Election Day.


Looking for More?

Students from all majors looking for work should consider Jobs in the NJ State Government. They are hiring, the benefits are great, and there are many opportunities.  Check out the link for more information including a recorded meeting at Drew with an Civil Service HR rep!

Virtual Volunteering Opportunities / Possible Jobs and Internships: To encourage all of us to keep giving back, the Center for Civic Engagement has created a list of Virtual Volunteering Opportunities.   If you are looking for an internship or even a job, and one of these organizations interests you: Contact them to inquire!

Rutgers Libraries maintains an extensive list of links and resources for summer jobs and internships, and jobs in the government and non-profit sectors.

Interested in learning about careers in the Federal Government?  The Federal Government offers unique hiring paths to help hire individuals that represent our diverse society. Did you know that only about 15% of federal jobs are in the Washington, D.C. metro area while approximately 83% are found in multiple locations throughout the country and the remaining 2% are outside the United States? The federal application process is very structured—the hiring agency must follow a specific review process and vetting system. This process helps agencies hire the best qualified people, while being fair to all applicants.  To learn more about each hiring path, the application process, and your eligibility, here’s a great resource USA JOBS.  USAJOBS is offering several great webinars on Interviewing, Writing Your Federal Resume, and Navigating USAJOBS – Finding and Applying for Federal Jobs. Check out all the events open to students on…

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The Launch Career Communities Internships & Jobs of the Week blog is posted every Tuesday in every career community. Be sure to check out Handshake for more opportunities. Here is more information on Understanding Job Postings: How to Stay Safe on Handshake

Need help with an resume or cover letter? The Center for Internships and Career Development offers one-on-one coaching for interviews, resume/cover letter review and more all virtually during the summer months!  Sign up today on Handshake for an virtual appointment!

Please understand that due to the fluidity of the current situation, you may discover some positions are not available.

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