The Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ) offers undergraduates and law students the opportunity to learn from the Division’s prosecutors, investigators, and policymakers.
Undergraduate interns will be exposed to a variety of investigative aspects for the interdiction and prosecution of violations of criminal law, which will enhance undergraduate studies in Criminal Justice or related forensic or technical fields of study. Law interns will be exposed to a variety of substantive areas of New Jersey criminal law, and are expected to have excellent legal research and legal writing skills. All interns are expected to have outstanding interpersonal communication skills.
Beyond the duties and responsibilities assigned by each law intern’s supervisor, interns are provided opportunities to observe and work with Detectives and Deputy Attorneys General in the course of their normal job duties, including appearances before the Law Division (Criminal Part), Appellate Division, and, occasionally, the New Jersey Supreme Court. Interns may also attend the Summer Intern Brown Bag Lunch Program (periodic speaking / training events, typically held at the Hughes Justice Complex in Trenton), at which Detectives and Deputy Attorneys General share their knowledge of investigations, substantive law, and litigation techniques.
Locations: Atlantic City, Cherry Hill, Hamilton, Trenton, Sea Girt, Whippany
Students: Undergraduates and Law students
Timing: Summer break, fall semester, spring semester
Sections: Candidates may express a preference for any of DCJ’s bureaus or offices
Deadlines: March 10 – Summer program
May 31 – Fall semester
October 31 – Spring semester
Application: Complete application
Submit (1) school transcript and (2) if law student, a legal writing sample
Applicants should submit their applications to:
Attn: Internship Coordinator
Division of Criminal Justice
Hughes Justice Complex
25 Market Street
Post Office Box 085
Trenton, NJ 08625-0085