Student Internships

Student Internships

A number of the Department’s Divisions offer unpaid student internships. Each Division runs its own program in coordination with the Division of Administration, Human Resource Management, with different deadlines and application requirements, as described below. To apply for an internship, submit your materials using the contact information provided by the relevant Division.


Division of Law

The Division of Law (DOL) offers law students the opportunity to experience the day-to-day work of the state’s civil attorneys. Each intern is assigned to a specific DOL section, allowing the student to specialize in a particular area of interest, whether its education law, civil rights litigation, complex financial transactions, or child protection proceedings.

Interns perform the full range of law clerk responsibilities, including research and writing, and have the opportunity to observe a wide range of lawyering activity. Students participating in the program attend court proceedings, client meetings, depositions, and other special events. They are also eligible to participate in training sessions offered to Deputy Attorneys General throughout the year.
Locations: Newark, Trenton, Voorhees

Students: Law students only

Timing: Summer break, fall semester, spring semester

Sections: Law students may apply to work in one of 11 sections based in Newark, 14 sections based in Trenton, or 1 in Voorhees.

Deadlines: March 15 – Summer program
July 15 – Fall semester
November 15 – Spring semester

Application: Complete one-page application
Submit (1) cover letter, (2) resume, (3) writing sample, and (4) law school transcript
Applicants seeking to work in Newark should submit their applications to:

Pavithra Angara, DAG
Attn: DOL Internship
124 Halsey St, 5th Floor
Newark, NJ 07101
(973) 648-7457

Applicants seeking to work in Trenton or Voorhees should submit their applications to:

Philip J. Espinosa, DAG
Attn: DOL Internship
P.O. Box 114
Trenton, NJ 08625
(609) 376-3300

Division of Criminal Justice

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.

Possible Locations:  Atlantic City, Cherry Hill, Hamilton, Trenton, Sea Girt, or Whippany

*This program will be offered virtually until further notice.*

Available to: Students enrolled in College/Undergraduate Studies, Graduate School, Professional School, or Law School

Programs Offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer

Assignments: Candidates may express a preference for any of the Division’s Offices, Bureaus, or Units


March 10th – Summer Program
May 31st – Fall Program
October 31st – Spring Program

Application: Please complete the application and submit: (1) resume, (2) cover letter, (3) official school transcript, and (4) if graduate, professional or law school student, a writing sample

Please submit application materials to:

via mail to:

NJ Division of Criminal Justice
Attn: Internship Coordinator
Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex
P.O. Box 085
25 Market Street
Trenton, NJ 08625-0085

Division on Civil Rights
Division of Consumer Affairs
Division of State Police

The New Jersey State Police offers undergraduates the opportunity to learn more about state’s largest law enforcement organization. Students are placed in units based on their interests and skills, ranging from criminology to chemistry to finance. To read more, click here.
Locations: West Trenton (NJSP Headquarters), other locations statewide

Students: Undergraduates who have earned at least 60 credits and a 2.5 GPA

Timing: Summer break, fall semester, spring semester

Sections: Candidates may express a preference based on geography or specialized interests

Deadlines: April 24 – Summer program
July 20 – Fall semester
November 24 – Spring semester

Application: Complete application documents
Submit (1) resume and (2) letter from your school indicating the number of credits you will receive for the internship
Applicants should submit their applications to:

Attn: Internship Coordinator
New Jersey State Police
P.O. Box 7068
River Road
West Trenton, NJ 08628-0068
(609) 882-2000 ext. 6401

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