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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
Pavithra.Angara@law.njoag.gov

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
Philip.Espinosa@law.njoag.govsubject=”DOL Internship Application – Trenton/Voorhees”

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.

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

Deadlines:

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

Please be advised that the 2022 Fall session is full to capacity and we are no longer accepting Fall applications.
Please be advised that we are accepting 2022 Spring internship applications until October 31st.  Thank you.

Please submit all of the requested documents, (listed on our website), via Email.  You do not need to mail a duplicate copy.  Thank you.

If you are an undergraduate or law student, and would like to be considered for a position in the Internship Program, applicants are required to submit a completed Internship Application, cover letter, resume, and most recent official transcript, (law students should also submit a legal writing sample). Applicants should review the Division of Criminal Justice website to express their interest in any of the various Bureaus within the Division as well as any geographical preferences. Every effort will be made to accommodate such interests, but no particular assignment is guaranteed.

Telephone contact: (609) 984-6500

E-mail contact: NJDCJInternship@njdcj.org
Internship Application
NOTE: If you are offered a position in the internship program you must complete a Confidential Background Investigation Clearance Form.
Please complete all 5 pages of the form, and email the original notarized form, (Subject Line) – Attn: Division of Criminal Justice Internship Coordinator.

Division of Consumer Affairs

The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs offers undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to participate in an unpaid internship during their Fall or Spring semesters or during their Summer break. If accepted into the program, students will be assigned to one of the Division’s Boards, supporting Units or Offices.

For more information, please visit https://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/Pages/Internship-Program.aspx

Division of Gaming Enforcement
Division of Gaming Enforcement Fall 2022 Internship (Internship #22-05)

Location:
Division of Gaming Enforcement
Casino Licensing Bureau/ Service Industry Licensing Bureau
1300 Atlantic Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Number of Internship Opportunities: Two (2)

Program Offered: Fall 2022

Duration of Internship:
12-week period from September 2022 through December 2022.

Available to:
Any college student or college graduate student may apply for the internship. All degree fields may apply for the Internship with a preference for students with an interest in accounting, finance, criminal justice, or closely related field.

Overview of Internship:
This internship program is designed to provide full-time college students, who may be interested in state government, an opportunity to volunteer as interns. This is an unpaid internship program that affords students in all degree fields the opportunity to earn valuable work experience, including training in the areas of Casino and Service Industry Licensing under supervisory staff.

To Apply:
Students must submit a writing sample, resume, and cover letter that indicates you are applying for Internship #22-05, a brief introduction about yourself and your interests, and your weekly availability for the fall. Your resume package must be received no later than 5:00 PM on the closing date of August 17, 2022. Please submit resume packages to:

Intern Coordinator
Division of Gaming Enforcement
1325 Tennessee Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ 08225

OR

Email: jobs@njdge.org


Division of Gaming Enforcement Fall 2022 Internship (Internship #22-06)

Location:
Division of Gaming Enforcement
Records & ID Bureau
140 East Front Street
Trenton, NJ 08625

Number of Internship Opportunities: One (1)

Program Offered: Fall 2022

Duration of Internship:
12-week period from September 2022 through December 2022.

Available to:
Any college student or college graduate student may apply for the internship. All degree fields may apply for the Internship with a preference for students with an interest in criminal justice and government administration.

Overview of Internship:
This internship program is designed to provide full-time college students, who may be interested in state government, an opportunity to volunteer as interns. This is an unpaid internship program that affords students in all degree fields the opportunity to earn valuable work experience, including training in the processing of applications and background checks with state and federal law enforcement entities and related fieldwork as required under supervision of an official in the Records and ID Bureau.

To Apply:
Students must submit a writing sample, resume, and cover letter that indicates you are applying for Internship #22-06, a brief introduction about yourself and your interests, and your weekly availability for the fall. Your resume package must be received no later than 5:00 PM on the closing date of August 17, 2022. Please submit resume packages to:

Intern Coordinator
Division of Gaming Enforcement
1325 Tennessee Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ 08225

OR

Email: jobs@njdge.org


Division of Gaming Enforcement Fall 2022 Internship (Internship #22-07)

Location:
Division of Gaming Enforcement
Legal Bureau
140 East Front Street
Trenton, NJ 08625

Number of Internship Opportunities: One (1)

Program Offered: Fall 2022

Duration of Internship:
12-week period from September 2022 through December 2022.

Available to:
Any law school student may apply for the internship.

Overview of Internship:
This internship program is designed to provide law school students, who may be interested in state government, an opportunity to volunteer as interns. This is an unpaid internship program that affords law school students the opportunity to obtain valuable work experience, including training in many areas of gaming regulatory legal work under supervisory staff in the Casino Licensing and Employee Licensing Legal Bureau.

To Apply:
Students must submit a writing sample, resume, and cover letter that indicates you are applying for Internship #22-07, a brief introduction about yourself and your interests, and your weekly availability for the fall. Your resume package must be received no later than 5:00 PM on the closing date of August 17, 2022. Please submit resume packages to:

Intern Coordinator
Division of Gaming Enforcement
1325 Tennessee Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ 08225

OR

Email: jobs@njdge.org


Division of Gaming Enforcement Fall 2022 Internship (Internship #22-08)

Location:
Division of Gaming Enforcement
Legal Bureau
1300 Atlantic Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Number of Internship Opportunities: One (1)

Program Offered: Fall 2022

Duration of Internship:
12-week period from September 2022 through December 2022.

Available to:
Any law school student may apply for the internship.

Overview of Internship:
This internship program is designed to provide law school students, who may be interested in state government, an opportunity to volunteer as interns. This is an unpaid internship program that affords law school students the opportunity to obtain valuable work experience, including training in many areas of gaming regulatory legal work under supervisory staff in the RPB, TSB and SILS Legal Bureau.

To Apply:
Students must submit a writing sample, resume, and cover letter that indicates you are applying for Internship #22-08, a brief introduction about yourself and your interests, and your weekly availability for the fall. Your resume package must be received no later than 5:00 PM on the closing date of August 17, 2022. Please submit resume packages to:

Intern Coordinator
Division of Gaming Enforcement
1325 Tennessee Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ 08225

OR

Email: jobs@njdge.org

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
NJSPInternship@gw.njsp.org

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