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

Considering a graduate school program that provides meaning and helps drive change?

Check out the virtual Idealist Grad School Fair! Connect with HUNDREDS of social-impact graduate programs over 12 days from Sept. 10 to Oct. 20. It’s free, but spaces are limited and RSVP’s are required, so don’t wait. Pick the dates that work for you to connect with admissions representatives from public-interest graduate programs across the US and around the world in fields like education, media and communications, international affairs, public policy, social work, public health, the environment and many more. Learn about application deadlines, degree options, financial aid, future career prospects and much more.


Numerous Internships with Jersey Cares!

As a non-profit and  leader in volunteerism in New Jersey, Jersey Cares increases the level of meaningful volunteer engagement by creating and managing efficient, impactful projects that address critical community-identified needs. They partner with local nonprofits to identify needs and implement volunteer projects to meet these needs. Jersey Cares is an affiliate of the Points of Light network, an innovative alliance of volunteer catalysts throughout the world. They offer a variety of unpaid internships: Corporate Service Internship, Service Events Internship, Program Development, Program Development in Newark – Care of The Park, Health in Community Nutrition and Fitness Internship, Health in Community School Garden Internship, Health in Community Social Media Internship. Currently looking for interns September through December with flexible length of term with the opportunity to extend based on performance. Visit their website to learn more and apply!


American Red Cross Greater New York Region Internship Program

If you’re a mission-focused undergraduate or graduate college student seeking a meaningful internship experience, then we invite you to apply to our program—a rare opportunity to explore and enrich your future career prospects while serving others. Gain professional experience and exposure to the nonprofit sector while networking. This unpaid internship typically runs for a specified 10 to 12 week duration. Alternative start and end dates may be accommodated at the discretion of the business unit. Spring Applications are being accepted October 14th – December 2nd with the program starting in January and ending in May. To learn more and apply, visit their website!


The United Nations, New York Internships

If you are thinking of entering the world of diplomacy and public policy, an internship at the United Nations could be the ideal start for you.  The objective of the internship is to give you a first-hand impression of the day-to-day working environment of the United Nations. As part of the team, working directly with outstanding and inspiring career professionals and senior management, you will be exposed to high-profile conferences, participate in meetings, and contribute to analytical work as well as organizational policy of the United Nations. Initially you will take on the amount of responsibility you can shoulder; the potential for growth, however, is yours to develop.  For more information on the UN and internship opportunities available, visit their website.


Development & Outreach Intern: Human Rights Watch, New York

Human Rights Watch investigates and reports on abuses happening in all corners of the world. They direct their advocacy towards governments, armed groups and businesses, pushing them to change or enforce their laws, policies and practices. Human Rights Watch partners with organizations large and small across the globe to protect embattled activists and to help hold abusers to account and bring justice to victims. They investigate, expose, and change some of the world’s biggest crises. 

The New York office is currently seeking a Development & Outreach (Foundations) Intern. This individual will gain valuable experience interning for an international non-profit organization, as well as a strong understanding of HRW’s priority human rights issues. The intern may attend meetings and lectures pertaining to our work and will have access to all our published reports and materials, as well as other things. To learn more about this internship, and others, available and/or apply, visit their website.


The Borgen Project Remote Internships

The Borgen Project is committed to fighting extreme poverty. They believe that leaders of the most powerful nation on earth should be doing more to address global poverty. They are an innovative, national campaign that is working to make poverty a focus of U.S. foreign policy. The Borgen Project operates by advocating, mobilizing, educating, and issuing a message. If you are interested in joining the Borgen Project, visit their website for possible opportunities. Current openings include HR, Journalism, Nonprofit Leadership, Political Affairs, Public Relations/Marketing, and Writer.


ServiceCorps Internships

ServiceCorps is an innovative, quickly scaling non-profit that was founded on the belief that leadership matters. Our mission is to transform top college graduates into socially conscious leaders. We are scaling to build and mobilize a lifelong community of courageous leaders and to advance the movement for opportunity equity. Semester interns commit a minimum of 2 days a week for a period of 1-2 semesters. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals with a strong interest in entrepreneurship/nonprofits/social enterprise. Visit their website to learn more! Deadline to apply for the Spring semester is January 1, and applications are considered on a rolling basis.


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…

500 Companies Hiring Students on Handshake Right Now

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