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Many Paths, One Future Internship Grant Program

New program gives incentive to employers and students

Are you a career counselor struggling to place students into paid internships?

Are you an employer in need of interns but concerned about costs?

Are you a student looking for work experience - but can’t afford to work without pay?

The Many Paths, One Future Internship Grant program may be your solution!

Quick facts

  • The Many Paths, One Future Internship Grant program will reimburse employers 50 percent of wages paid to new interns, up to $1,500 per student.
  • Awards are available for up to 1,000 students on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Internships must be in one of New Jersey's key industries: Advanced Manufacturing; Construction & Utilities; Financial Services; Health Care; Life Sciences; Retail, Hospitality & Tourism; Technology; or Transportation, Logistics & Distribution.
  • Student interns must be enrolled in a New Jersey high school, college, or university and are subject to their school's internship eligibility requirements.

To apply

  • New Jersey high schools, colleges, and universities may submit an application to Only applications submitted by educational institutions after May 1, 2017, will be considered.
  • Employers seeking to hire interns should contact the guidance office and career placement center of their local high school, college, or university.
  • Students interested in a paid internship should inquire at their school's guidance office or career placement center.

Internship Incentive Program Application

About Many Paths, One Future

Many Paths, One Future is a collaborative initiative between the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the New Jersey Department of Education, and the Office of Higher Education. The shared goal of these three agencies is to ensure that 65 percent of adults in New Jersey have a post-secondary degree or industry-valued credential by 2025. Currently, only 52 percent of the workforce meets that criteria.

As part of the Many Paths, One Future initiative, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development commits to invest $1.5 million to assist high school and college students in obtaining paid internships.

For more information

Melinda Benson