Overview

Fall 2022 Government Affairs Internship Opportunity

Located in Trenton, NJ, NJBIA, the nation’s largest statewide business association,provides information, services, and advocacy to its member companies to build a more prosperous New Jersey. Currently, NJBIA is accepting applications for a hybrid/remote fall term government affairs internship starting in September 2022. NJBIA is seeking interns, to join our Government Affairs team, who have strong research and writing skills, a basic understanding of governmental processes, and an interest in New Jersey politics.

Selected interns are financially compensated for their hours worked: undergraduate students receive $15.00/hour and graduate students receive $18.00/hour. The association also works with interns to secure academic credit, if applicable.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

•Assisting in policy and economic research;

•Assisting in quantitative and qualitative research;

•Assisting in the development of educational materials on high-priority legislative issues;

•Attending state legislative committee meetings;

•Monitoring state and federal legislation and regulatory issues;

•Drafting correspondence and policy positions;

•Maintaining databases;

•Attending and assisting at events.

Qualifications:

•An undergraduate junior/senior or a graduate student majoring in Political Science, Government Affairs, Public Policy, Business, Economics or related disciplines;

•Proven success in research methods and/or economics course(s);

•A strong interest in research;

•Proficiency in state/federal database navigation;•Proficiency in excel;•Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

•Ability to work well independently and in a team atmosphere;

•Must have the ability to complete work in a timely manner;

•Must be well-organized and highly reliable.Interns will report to the Director of Economic Policy Research.

Please apply for the fall internship program at https://www.njbia.org/internship-applicationby Friday, August 19.

A cover letter, resume, writing sample, and two recommendation letters are required.

Students should indicate the research methods and/or economics courses taken in their cover letter.

NJBIA Contact: Kyle Sullender, Director of Economic Policy Research –ksullender@njbia.org