Internships can be a path to employment for both high school and college students.
Find the right internship
Internships provide college students or recent graduates with work experience inside businesses, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations.
Since many employers rely on an internship program to attract and evaluate future employees, an internship may open a direct path to a job.
Many Paths, One Future internship program
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% of adults in New Jersey have a post-secondary degree or industry-valued credential by 2025. Currently, only 50.2% 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.