New Jersey Department of Labor launches summer 2023 paid internship program

The office manager holds onto a resume while speaking with the new intern they are considering.

The New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development is accepting applications through April 5 for its summer internship program.

In a Wednesday announcement, the NJDOL said the Intern Learning Experience for Achievement and Development, or iLEAD, program will run June 26 through Aug. 4.

Interns will earn $23.14 per hour during this six-week, project-based job opportunity that will involve research, developing action plans and more. Additionally, each intern will be assigned a supervisor to serve as a mentor and guide throughout the program.

Applicants must be a current postsecondary (undergraduate, graduate or doctoral) student during the internship period.

“The Department of Labor & Workforce Development is thrilled to provide this opportunity for students to get real experience in the exciting and rewarding public sector,” Labor Commissioner Robert Asaro-Angelo said. “Through this program, our interns will benefit from the decades of knowledge shared by their mentors, while honing their purpose and passion to guide them in the next steps of their careers.”

NJDOL hosted 62 interns in the 2022 program, with several continuing in full- or part-time employment with the department. About 50 interns will be hired this summer.

More information about the program and how to apply may be found here.