External Internship Opportunities for All CHSS Majors

External Internship Opportunities for All CHSS Majors

External Internship Opportunities for All CHSS Majors


Applicant Eligibility

Application Timeframe

Future Leaders in Public Service Internship Program

Sophomores, juniors, and seniors from all academic majors may apply. Applicants must also have a GPA above 3.0.

Application deadline: 

Summer: January 31, 2022

Barnes Foundation Internship Opportunities

Undergraduate & Graduate students from all years/majors are welcome to apply.

Application deadlines:

Summer intern: February 1
Fall intern: July 1
Spring intern: October 1

Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship 

Applicants with a Bachelor's degree or related experience are preferred

Application deadline is January 14th, 2022 for the 2022-2023 academic year. 

CIA Student Programs

Undergraduate & Graduate students from all years/majors are welcome to apply.

Application deadline: Varies for desired program click on website to learn more.

Disney College Program

Students must be currently enrolled and taking classes and must have completed at least one semester or have graduated within the last 12 months. Graduated students may apply but the programs components are mostly designed for undergraduate students.

Application deadline:

Open from August to October each year.

ESF Summer Camp

Eligibility differs from position to position. Must be available in the summer months – seasonal positions.

Application deadline:

Undisclosed, new summer positions open yearly.

Foreign Policy Research Institute

Eligibility differs between their Research Interns, Special Events Intern, and Operations Interns. However, all sophomore, junior, and senior level students of all majors can apply to these roles. 

Application Deadline:

Fall Semester Internship: Early August

Spring Semester Internship: Early January

Summer Semester Internship: Early May

IRS (Internships & Programs)

Undergraduate and recent graduates (within 2 years of receiving your degree) are welcome to apply.

Application deadline:

Undisclosed, check with website for openings.

New Jersey Civil Service Commission

Eligibility differs from position to position. Check listings for position’s eligibility/requirements.

Application deadline: Multiple positions open throughout the year.

PPIA (Public Policy & International Affairs) - Junior Summer Institute

Undergraduate students must be enrolling/enrolled in their junior year and must be committed to pursuing a master’s degree in public policy and/or international affairs at one of the PPIA Consortium graduate schools.

Application deadline: Varies yearly in the Fall semester. Check with website.

Target Stores Internships

Eligibility differs from position to position, many openings for both undergraduate & graduate students.

Application deadline:

Multiple positions open throughout year.

The Fund For American Studies

Students from all majors and backgrounds are welcome to apply to this opportunity. Most students attend a TFAS program after their sophomore or junior year, but freshman and graduating seniors are welcome to apply.

Fall Semester Internship: Early Admissions Deadline is early March.


Summer Semester Internship: Deadline is mid-March.


Fall 2021: Priority Admissions Deadline is mid-April

Virtual Student Federal Service Program (list of agencies)

Undergraduate, graduate, and PhD students are welcome to apply. Must be U.S. citizen who is enrolled in a full-time/part-time degree or certificate program, whether taking classes in-person or online, in the U.S. or abroad.

Application deadline:

Open every year July 1st – July 31st

Washington Internship Center

Eligibility differs from program to program. Positions range from undergraduate to post-doctoral.

Application deadline:

Multiple internship program cohorts occur throughout the year.


Internships with a Business, Finance, & Communications Focus


Applicant Eligibility

Application Timeframe

Mass Mutual

Undisclosed eligibility, please reach out to email provided on website.

Application deadline:

Undisclosed. Must reach out to email provided on website.

United States Postal Service (Internships & Programs)

Intern Program:

Must be junior, senior, or 1st year graduate student, currently enrolled at an accredited university and have 60 credit hours completed on his/her transcript by the time of applying, Have a concentration in: engineering, human resources, accounting/finance, supply, sales/marketing, information technology, and others.


Professional Development Program:

Recent Graduates from an accredited institution having completed an academic program (bachelors, masters, or doctorate) within the previous two years. Graduates with a concentration in an applicable discipline, such as Engineering, Marketing, Information Technology, Human Resource Management, Psychology, Business Administration, Industrial Hygiene, and others.

Application deadline:

Accept year-round applications for Fall, Spring, and Summer positions.


Internships with a Criminal Justice & Human Services Focus


Applicant Eligibility

Application Timeframe

Congressional Hunger Center (Fellowships & Internship)

Zero Hunger Internship:

All applicants must be current undergraduate students or recent college graduates and must be U.S. citizens, or have authorization to work in the United States.


Emerson hunger Fellowship:

Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience and must be U.S. citizenship or permanent legal resident.


Leland Fellowship:

Should have an educational background or work experience relevant to international development, food security and/or nutrition. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident.

Application deadline (varies):

Internships- Early Spring

Fellowships- Early fall

East Brunswick Police Department

Must be college age students, generally in their Junior or Senior years of study. These students must be currently enrolled in a program related to Law Enforcement or Criminal Justice and are required to submit their Internship Program acceptance for their prospective college/university upon submission of their application. Must not have any previous criminal convictions.

Application deadlines:

Spring: October 1st - December 1st

Summer: March 1st - May 1st

Fall: June 1st - August 1st

FBI Jobs

Honors  Internship Program:

Must be attending a college or university full time as an undergraduate (sophomore, junior or senior), graduate or post-doctoral student. Have and maintain a 3.0 GPA or better at the time of application, throughout the application process and for the duration of the internship program. Must be a U.S. citizen.


Collegiate Hiring Initiatives:

Must be attending/have attended a college or university as an undergraduate, graduate, or post-doctoral student. Have and maintain a 3.0 GPA or better at the time of application and through graduation. Must be a U.S. citizen.

Application deadline:

Various positions and deadlines, check with website.

Legal Services of New Jersey

Paid Internships:

Undisclosed, reach out to contact info on website.


Unpaid Internships:

Accepting students interested in completing internships in Undergraduate studies, Language and Translation Services, and Social Work programs.

Application deadline:

Undisclosed, reach out to contact info on website.

Metuchen Public Defender

Fall & Spring:

Can be student or graduate. Minimum time commitment is 12 weeks, 10 hours a week.



College graduate and law students ONLY, 18 hours per week.

Application deadline:

Undisclosed, positions available for Fall, Spring, and Summer reach out to contact info on website.

New Jersey Office of Attorney General

Undergraduate & law students are eligible to apply.

Application deadlines:

Fall: May 31st

Spring: October 31st

Summer: March 10th

New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness

Must be enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university, have completed a minimum of 48 college credits or two years of their undergraduate degree by the start of the internship and have U.S. citizenship or permanent residence status.

Application deadlines: Varies for Fall, Spring, and Summer. Check with website.

New Jersey Office of Public Defender

Junior & Senior Undergraduate students, Graduate students, and Law students are eligible to apply. 

Application deadlines:

Fall: July 31st

Spring: November 30th

Summer: April 15th


New Jersey State Parole Board

Must be currently enrolled at or a graduate of a New Jersey college or university OR a resident of New Jersey, 18+ years of age, able to commit to completing a minimum of 100 hours of service during internship semester and must have a current 2.5 GPA.

Application deadlines:

Fall: July 1st

Spring: Nov 15th

Summer: March 15th

New Jersey State Police

Must be a student enrolled at a college or university with a minimum of 60 credits earned, enrolled in an internship credit course, and possess a GPA of 2.5 or greater.

Application deadlines:

Fall: July 20th

Spring: November 24th

Summer: April 24th

Rowan University Community Safety Assistant

Must be enrolled as a Rowan University student, can be commuter or residential. Must be available for summer training beginning in August. Must be willing to work a minimum of 10 hours a week.

Application deadline:

Mid Spring semester, varies yearly, check website.

Rowan University Student Patrol

Must be enrolled as a Rowan University Law & Justice undergraduate major, at least 18 years of age, must be registered for Internship 1 or 2, must maintain a 2.5 GPA, able to stand or walk for prolonged periods of time, and be willing to submit through background investigation.

Application deadline:

Undisclosed, accepts positions for Fall & Spring semesters. Applications open about a semester in advance.

New Jersey Courts: Volunteer Services

Must be at least 18 years of age, be willing to submit to background check and fingerprinting, and be willing to volunteer for a minimum of 1 year. Must be able to speak, write, and read English. Must also live or reside in the county in which one wants to volunteer.

Application deadline:

Undisclosed, reach out to contact info on website.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Eligibility differs in terms of office and position. Please look under each Office tab on website with regard to availability and eligibility.

Application deadline:

Undisclosed. Check with website for openings.


Internships with an Education & History Focus


Applicant Eligibility

Application Timeframe

HarperCollins Publishers

Fall & Spring Internships:

Open to all current undergraduate students (sophomore year or above), grad students, and graduates.


Summer Internships:

Open to all rising seniors, grad students, and graduates.

Application deadlines:

Fall: Late July/Early August
Spring: December

Summer: January/February

Outreach360 - Virtual Teaching

Summer Internship & Virtual Spanish Summer Internship

Must be a high school student (grades 10-12) or undergraduate student that enjoys working with children and youth. Must be proficient in Zoom and must be willing to contribute a minimum $100 donation fee upon registering. Must have taken at least 2 years of Spanish in school.

Application deadline:

Summer Only

Early Registration/Deposit: April 1st

Regular Registration/Deposit: May 15th

W. W. Norton & Company

Undergraduate and Graduate students are welcome to apply. Must be able to work between the hours of 9am – 5pm and are expected to work 3 to 4 days a week with a maximum of 20 hours.

Application deadline:

Undisclosed, opportunities for Fall and Spring semesters, check with website.


Internships with an Environmental & Natural Resources Focus


Applicant Eligibility

Application Timeframe

PSE&G Green Teams

Undergraduate students of all majors are welcome to apply. Must be available through the months of June – August.

Application deadline:

Summer Only

Applications open in Fall semester.

Competition/Award Opportunities:



Wege Prize Competition

Must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral student for the duration of the competition. Team must have exactly 5 members, represent at least 3 different academic disciplines, and represent at least 2 different school departments or 2 separate higher education institutions.

Application deadline:

Open yearly mid-summer, close mid-fall.