NJBIA is seeking Spring 2022 interns, who have strong research and writing skills, a basic understanding of governmental processes, and an interest in New Jersey politics, to join our Government Affairs team. Selected interns are financially compensated for their hours worked: undergraduate students receive $13.00/hour and graduate students receive $16.00/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.


  • 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 Chief Government Affairs Officer.

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

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

NJBIA Contact: Chrissy Buteas, Chief Government Affairs Officer- cbuteas@njbia.org

About New Jersey Business & Industry Association

The New Jersey Business & Industry Association provides information, services and advocacy to its member companies to build a more prosperous New Jersey. We are the nation’s largest statewide employer association.