Unpaid Internship

New Jersey Courts Toms River, NJ, NJ
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Ocean Vicinage is accepting resumes for an unpaid internship opportunity in Judge's chambers.  

Note: This position may qualify for up to 1 day of remote work outside of Judiciary buildings based on position.  To participate in this program, you will be required to have high speed home internet access.  This program does not supersede the "New Jersey First Act", which requires newly hired Judiciary employees to establish and then maintain, principal residence in the State of New Jersey.

Effective February 1, 2022, the New Jersey Judiciary will require all state court judges and staff to provide to Human Resources either (1) proof of initial vaccination and booster against COVID-19 once eligible to receive the booster; or (2) results of weekly tests for COVID-19.  This information is maintained in a secure Judiciary application that is accessible only by a limited group of Human Resources staff.
The intern will perform a variety of clerical, administrative, supportive tasks and customer service duties in connection with proceedings instituted before the Court.  Under the direction of Judge's chambers, the intern is equipped to answer questions and provide assistance in person, greeting and directing court users and serving as a central welcome/information center for the Family court facility.  The intern may also maintain and distribute informational brochures or relevant forms regarding court services as well as assist with tasks such as, but not limited to, data entry and look ups, filing and making photocopies.  The intern will gain a broad insight and knowledge of the court system.  Flexible schedules are available.  The selected candidate will treat all personnel, clients and public persons with dignity, courtesy, and respect.

  • Work flexible hours possibly for the Summer /Fall  semester
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills are helpful
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel are helpful
  • 1st or 2nd year law student is preferred
  • This internship will be part observational, and part work - including: legal research, checking motions for procedural deficiencies and missing parts

Undergraduate students who are attending an accredited college or university are encouraged to apply.  Many schools will give course credit for work experience. Please check with your school regarding receiving credit for unpaid internship work experience.
Driver's License:  Appointee will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle is necessary to perform essential duties of the position.

Authorization to Work:  US citizenship is not required.  Selected candidate must be authorized to work in the US according to Department of Homeland Security, US Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations.
Special Note:  Unpaid intern applicants who are 18 years of age or older must agree to a thorough background check that will include fingerprinting.  All data received will be kept in strict confidence except to inform the individual of the findings and what action will be taken as a result of this information.

The NJ Judiciary requires all applicants to complete the application process fully and as instructed.  All applicants must complete the work experience and education sections and attach any required documents. Applications must describe all relevant work experience in detail, beginning with your current or most recent job, including military service (indicate rank), internships and job-related volunteer work, if applicable.  Use a separate section to describe each position. Applicants who indicate "see resume" or enter their initials to acknowledge that they have skipped the Work History and Education sections will not be considered, unless they do not possess any education history or work experience. Only applicants that follow the application instructions and submit completed applications will be considered.

The New Jersey Judiciary consists of:  the Supreme Court, the Superior Court including the Appellate Division and the Trial Court of the 15 vicinages in New Jersey, the Tax Court and the Municipal Court System.  The Administrative Office of the Courts provides technical assistance, operational support, training, research and development, budget and personnel coordination, and development and operation of information systems for the Courts of New Jersey.
The Judiciary of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action 
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NeoGov applicant support at 1-855-524-5627 (toll free call)
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