NJEDA Office of Economic Transformation Internship Form

NJEDA Office of Economic Transformation Internship Form

RIPPAC Internship Guide - Summer 2021


 Name of Company / Association / Organization New Jersey Economic Development Authority: Office of Economic Transformation


Internship Coordinator


Coordinator’s Phone / Email  


Location of Main Office Trenton, NJ (Internship is for Commercialization Center for Innovative Technologies (CCIT) in North Brunswick/Remote)


# of Summer 2020 Interns Accepted


Where will the internship be done?


In the main office      

Remotely (student works from home)      X  

Combination of Remote & In-Office


Dates / Length of Summer Internship June 1 thruogh August 10

Required Hours/Week Full Time


Is there some type of salary or stipend?   Yes

If so, how much? $15 - $16/hour


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

Job Description

Apply here.



Intern work areas:           Clerical                Research             Errands                Organizing   


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


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reviews training documentation on legislatively created incentive programs and participates in training exercises to gain familiarity of program requirements
  • Reviews applications through analysis of financial statements, company structure, employment logs, intellectual property, and other pertinent company documents to ensure applicants comply with minimum eligibility criteria
  • Collaborates with assigned Officer to discuss application status and list deficiencies in the NOL application checklist
  • Works with NOL Program Lead to coordinate follow-up with NOL consultants and Direct Applicants on missing items and/or clarifications pertaining to the NOL applications
  • Researches the geographic location of prior awardees under the NOL program to assure they have maintained a New Jersey presence for five years after receiving a NOL award. If a breach of the requirement is identified, the intern will work with the Program Captain in calculating a clawback penalty payment.   
  • Learns and utilizes the EDA’s Customer Relationship Management (CRM) database per departmental standards including populating key application data in various CRM records
  • Participates in ancillary training on other technology-led economic development financing initiatives including Edison Innovation Venture Loans, Venture Fund Limited Partnership Investments, Collaborative Workspace Grants, and Equity Co-Investments in NJ based Tech Companies
  • Reviews assigned Angel Tax Credit program applications for completeness and prepares Approval Packages for Director
  • Reports progress in weekly team meetings
  • Participates in business development meetings and or industry events as assigned/applicable
  • Promotes teamwork and communication to encourage an interactive, cooperative, collaborative, and customer focused work environment among division, EDA staff, and external customers.
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned


Required Skills and Abilities

  • Advanced skills in research
  • Ability to work with various excel spreadsheets and software applications
  • Initiative and creativity
  • Interest in start-ups and emerging technology businesses
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; proficient in grammar, spelling and editing; and foster communications with business professionals and EDA staff
  • Ability to prioritize workload, be highly organized, detail-oriented, handle various tasks simultaneously, and work independently within limited time constraints with little or no supervision
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality and deal effectively and diplomatically with business professionals and EDA staff
  • Demonstrate respectful behavior and promote teamwork and communication to encourage an interactive, cooperative, collaborative and customer focused work environment among division, EDA staff and external customers
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and the ability to learn new software packages


Required Qualifications

  • Must reside in New Jersey for the summer
  • Preference for a student who attends a New Jersey domiciled College/University
  • Must be available to work full time starting on June 1st and with very limited time off July 1st through August 10th.
  • Student in a bachelor’s degree program in statistics, accounting, finance, economics, economic development, and/or related field. Minimum GPA 3.0
  • Must have completed 1st Level Accounting Class, with the ability to read a GAAP prepared financial statement
  • Strong analytical and research skills,
  • Ability to think and work independently.
  • Capable of handling a large workload
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills,
  • Proficiency in Word and Excel for Windows

Must be detail oriented and a team player


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. 



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