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New Jersey Department of Labor launches summer 2023 paid internship program

NEW JERSEY– The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) is accepting applications through April 5 for its summer internship program.

The Intern Learning Experience for Achievement and Development, or iLEAD, program will run June 26 through August 4, 2023. 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.

“The Department of Labor and Workforce Development is thrilled to provide this opportunity for students to get real experience in the exciting and rewarding public sector,” said Labor Commissioner Robert Asaro-Angelo. “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.”

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

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. Interested candidates should submit a completed application packet and required attachments to with “Internship ID #202303” in the subject line of the email.

This and many other job opportunities open to the public may be found here.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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