NJ Dept. of Human Services Internships

NJ Dept. of Human Services Internships

RIPPAC Internship Guide - Summer 2021


Name of Company / Association / Organization The New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS) Student Internship Program (SIP)


Internship Coordinator


Coordinator’s Phone / Email  Intern.Coordinator@dhs.nj.gov    


Location of Main Office


# of Summer 2020 Interns Accepted To be determined


Where will the internship be done?  To be determined


In the main office      

Remotely (student works from home)       

Combination of Remote & In-Office


Dates / Length of Summer Internship DHS offers both paid and unpaid internships

Required Hours/Week  These students are considered temporary employment services (TES) employees and cannot work more than 944 hours in a fiscal year.


Is there some type of salary or stipend?   DHS offers both paid and unpaid internships

If so, how much? Paid internships are available to students currently attending college and are paid at a rate of $15 per hour for bachelor level students and $18 per hour for graduate level students.


What is the application process?  (please include deadlines and other requirements.  Attach additional pages if needed


For further information, please email our Intern Coordinator at: Intern.Coordinator@dhs.nj.gov using the subject line "Internship Request" with the following information: Full name, Mailing address, Phone number, and area of interest.

Interested interns/students will be required to submit a completed Internship Application with an identified area of interest, State of NJ Application, as well as a resume. This information will be provided by the Intern Coordinator upon receipt of your request, to insure we are sending the most up-to-date information.


Intern work areas:       Clerical             Research         Errands            Organizing   


Please explain the work that will be required of the intern: 


To promote the benefits of an internship arrangement and to facilitate a productive experience, the Office of Workforce Development and Training (OWDT) has developed the following conditions

If accepted into the DHS SIP, the student will:

  • Agree to comply with all policies, rules and regulations required of all DHS staff while on and off location: both ethical and professional language and behavior, policies and procedures; this includes adhering to confidentiality and HIPAA regulations; security awareness; and professional business attire; and promoting an environment free of violence, discriminatory behavior and sexual harassment.
  • Familiarize themselves with certain administrative orders and policies and returned signed copies to the OWDT within one week.
  • Complete mandatory State mandated trainings.
  • Provide a copy of any documentation and/or specific requirements needed by and/or mandated by the school (i.e. intern liaison name and phone number, learning agreement, hourly log sheets, etc.) to the assigned supervisor.
  • Work with the assigned supervisor to develop a work schedule and assignments; conform to work schedule; and provide advance notification to supervisor of lateness or absence.
  • Complete all assignments and work diligently; generating a timely product to the best of their ability.
  • Inform the supervisor of concerns, difficulties and challenges with regards to assignments, policies or procedures.
  • Be responsible for transportation, including any tolls or parking fees, to and from the internship location.
  • Inform his/her supervisor and Human Resources in writing, if they no longer plan to continue the internship.


Will there be opportunities for the intern to observe:


Internal strategy sessions?       Legislative sessions?            Committee hearings? 


Is the intern expected to work evenings and weekends?  If so, please explain. 




Do you have any suggestions for the applicants? (Please use additional pages if necessary)