The New Jersey State Policy Lab’s third annual summer internship program is now open and accepting applications for undergraduate and graduate students until March 22nd.

The Policy Lab is seeking a diverse pool of candidates (e.g., racial/ethnic group, socioeconomic status, military service, age, gender/identity, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, disability, etc.) for a paid, 10-week internship which will involve exploring public policy topics in New Jersey. Students eligible for this internship must be undergraduates who have completed at least two years of study or graduate students pursuing a master’s degree. This program is not intended for students enrolled in doctoral-level programs.

The New Jersey State Policy Lab summer internship is intended for students interested in researching public policy issues, and each intern will be responsible for selecting a public policy topic of their choosing. Such topics could be related to the environment, economics, public health, education, or any other relevant policy subject.

Interns will conduct a literature review, prepare an annotated bibliography, secure CITI certification for research with human subjects, draft a research blog for publication by the Policy Lab, and make a presentation to faculty, staff, family, and friends. Interns will also have the opportunity to hear more than a dozen faculty members from Rutgers (New Brunswick, Newark, and Camden campuses) discuss their research interests.

All interested candidates are encouraged to download and fill out the summer internship application on the New Jersey State Policy Lab website here.