NJ Board of Public Utilities Chief of Staff Office Internships

NJ Board of Public Utilities Chief of Staff Office Internships

RIPPAC Internship Guide - Summer 2021

Name of Company / Association / Organization  State of New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, Chief of Staff's Office

Internship Coordinator Chief of Staff

Coordinator’s Phone / Email humanresources@bpu.nj.gov 

Location of Main Office  Trenton, NJ

# of Summer 2020 Interns Accepted   

Where will the internship be done?

In the main office
Remotely (student works from home)
Combination of Remote & In-Office

Dates / Length of Summer Internship 

The NJBPU requires interns to work a minimum of 10 weeks. In addition, the Summer 2021 internship program will run from June 7, 2021 through August 20, 2021. An extension through the end of August and/or into the Fall 2021 semester will be taken into consideration.

Required Hours/Week  15 hours per week

Is there some type of salary or stipend? Yes
If so, how much? $15/hour

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

Please submit the following to humanresources@bpu.nj.gov by May 12, 2021: resume; brief writing sample; most recent transcript (unofficial copy acceptable); Personal Relationships Disclosure Form and three references (name and phone number for either professional or educational contacts). Please make sure to include the posting number in the subject line.

Intern work areas:     Clerical       Research X       Errands      Organizing

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

The Chief of Staff’s Office is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the agency. The Chief of Staff provides direct oversight of several Divisions within the Board and provides policy advice to the President and Commissioners. The Office is responsible for liaising with the Governor’s Office, overseeing implementation of major policy issues, legislative and government affairs, internal and external communications, and engaging with external stakeholders.

The Intern will work directly with the Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff conducting policy research and analysis and coordinating stakeholder engagement. The intern will gain valuable research, analysis and communication skills. The Intern will gain insight into the structure of various agency programs and the functions of a regulatory government agency.

What You Will Do:

• Report to the Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff
• Work on projects assigned by the Director of Government Affairs and Communications Director
• Perform confidential legislative and policy research related to NJBPU programs.
• Draft communications materials.
• Attend Legislative hearings and meetings.
• Attend Board Meetings and meetings with the NJBPU President and Commissioners.
• Participate in internal staff and external stakeholder meetings.
• Assist with implementation of varius Clean Energy initiative (i.e. Offshore Wind, Solar, Electric Vehicles, etc.).

What You Will Learn:

•The operations and administration of a state government agency.
•How policy is implemented at the state level.
•Collaboration between the executive branch and legislative branch of government.
•The basics of utility regulation and clean energy policy.
•Utility and clean energy messaging and communications.
•Professional interpersonal and organizational skills.
•Public speaking.

What We’d Like to See:

•Recent graduates or current students with at least 2 year of college experience, from anaccredited college or university, in a related area of study: political science,communications, or social sciences.
•Strong research, writing, and editing skills.
•Proficiency in Microsoft Office is required.
•Ability to work in teams and multi-task.
Note: We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce as we endeavor to best serve New Jerseyans from every background. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, and providing opportunities for professional enrichment we are better able to serve those around us.

Note: Interns must be New Jersey Residents or attend a New Jersey college or university.

Visit us at: https://nj.gov/bpu/

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Will there be opportunities for the intern to observe:

Internal strategy sessions?             Legislative sessions?          Committee hearings?  X

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)