The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) announced March 29 it is accepting applications for this year’s summer internship program through April 5.
The Intern Learning Experience for Achievement and Development (iLead) program, which runs from June 26 through Aug. 4, will see participants earn $23.14 per hour.
The six-week initiative will provide project-based opportunities that involve research, developing action plans and more. Each intern will also be assigned a supervisor who will serve as a mentor and guide throughout the program.
Applicants must be a current postsecondary (undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral) student during the internship period to be eligible.
NJDOL expects to hire around 50 iLead interns this summer. Last year, it hosted 62 in the program, with many continuing in full- or part-time employment with the department.
“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 in a press release. “Through this program, our interns will benefit from decades of knowledge shared by their mentors, while honing their purpose and passion to guide them in the next steps of their careers.”
More information on the program and how to apply is available here.d