Applicants must select which of the eight issue areas they wish to be considered for: civil rights; consumer financial protection; conviction review & innocence claims; data privacy & cyber-security; environment; gun safety & gun violence; public integrity & corruption; and worker rights & labor enforcement. Applicants may select as many or as few issue areas as they like; if they select more than one, they should rank their preferences in the online application.
If admitted to the Honors Program, the participants decide whether they wish to specialize in a particular issue area or “rotate” through one or more other topics. In addition, Honors Program participants will have the opportunity to do a “rotation” working directly for the Attorney General’s Executive Leadership Team on priority projects and policy development.
The office location of the Honors Program participant will depend on their selected issue area. Civil rights, consumer financial protection, data privacy & cyber-security, and worker’s right & labor enforcement will be based in Newark. Environment and gun safety & gun violence will be based in Trenton. Conviction review and public integrity & corruption will be located in either Trenton or a location in northern New Jersey. (If a participant decides to “rotate” through more than one issue area, he or she may need to work in more than one location during the two-year program.)