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Governor's Internship Programs

This program is designed to provide students, who may be interested in state government, an opportunity to volunteer as interns. This is an unpaid internship program that affords students the opportunity to earn college credits and or valuable work experience.

Program Description

This program consists of regular internships and law internships. Any college student or college graduate student may apply for a regular internship. The law internship is open strictly to 2nd and 3rd year law students.

The program is offered year-round. A minimum of 12 hours per week is required.

Students must include a writing sample, resume and cover letter with their application. The cover letter should be a brief intro about the student and their interests. They also will need to include their dates and time of availability.

No applications submitted after March 15 will be accepted for the summer program.

This program has been expanded to include almost all state departments and agencies. Students have the option of selecting the department in which they are interested in doing an internship based on their area of study.

If you’re interested in applying for Department of Law and Public Safety please click on

If you’re interested in applying for Department of Environmental Protection please click on

Applying for Governor's Internship Program

Apply Online

Complete and submit the
online application form

Governor's Internship

Governor's Legal Internship


By Mail:
Please download and complete
the Internship Application
Internship Application [MS Word 46kB]
Law Internship Application

Please send all proper paperwork to:

Governor's Office of
Administration and Personnel
Attention: Administration and Personnel
225 West State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625

By Fax:
Attention: Governor's Internship Program
(609) 292-5212

By Email:


Again thank you for your interest in the State of New Jersey's Internship Program. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

With all good wishes,

Phil Murphy