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

Communications Intern at Girls on the Run (remote possible)

Girls on the Run is about much more than running. It’s dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. This NJ based nonprofit is looking for a Communications Intern who possesses a passion for empowering young girls and supporting our mission to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident. Prior experience with Girls on the Run is not required. The Communications Intern will support the work of Girls on the Run staff and members of a strategic committee focused on volunteer recruitment. Assigned intern work will focus on two areas of Communications–conducting research to inform outreach efforts and developing PR/Marketing materials. For more information and application instructions, link here.


Mentoring and Career Pathways Intern at Church World Service  (Remote)

Founded in 1946, Church World Service (CWS) provides life-saving humanitarian aid around the world, as well as refugee resettlement in the United States through 15 affiliates and seven CWS field offices. CWS Jersey City provides comprehensive case management and employment services aimed at empowering refugees, asylees, and asylum-seekers to build a foundation for long-term self-sufficiency and success in the United States. Services include basic needs support, case management, cultural orientation, health access assistance and intensive job preparation and placement services.  Intern responsibiliities will include:

  • Assist with researching and conducting outreach to educational institutions that provide vocational training, certification and higher education based on the clients’ specific goals;
  • Assist with researching job openings for clients upon completion of their training programs and/or pertaining to their vocational goals;
  • Assist with researching remote civic and social engagement activities to promote to youth mentees and mentors;
  • Assist with promotion and advertisements for volunteer youth mentor recruitment;
  • Assist with administrative tasks pertaining to the programs (data entry, case notes, client follow-ups).

Check out more details, the skills development you will receive, and application instructions here.


Paid Positions at the Polls!

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.


Administrative Internship Program with the US EEOC, NY Office (Remote)

The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), presides over and
decides employment discrimination cases filed against the federal government under Title VII,
the ADEA, the Rehabilitation Act, the Equal Pay Act, and GINA.
The Administrative Internship Program affords students the opportunity to work closely with the
Hearings Unit’s Law Clerk and Supervisory Administrative Judge to learn about the day to day
operations and duties surrounding the management and maintenance of the Hearings Unit, to
include the following:
• Read files and collate data for entry into case management system.
• Assist in answering inquiries for case information from outside parties.
• Assist the Hearings Clerk in virtual management of case documentation.
• Draft and send orders & documentation for Administrative Judges.
• Transcription of data into documentation.
• Other various office duties, to include liaison for the Hearings Clerk &/or Administrative
There is no funding for this Program. Most students receive credit, work study, or a fellowship
from their law school for their participation.
Minimum 20-hour weekly commitment. Very flexible schedule. All work performed 100%
virtual on-line.
If you wish to apply to the Program, please email a cover letter and resume to Matthew
Pattillo at If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mr.
Pattillo via email or at (929) 506-5330.


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 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