Internship opportunities are available year-round, and statewide.
About the NJOPD The NJOPD provides first class legal representation to indigent individuals at both the trial and appellate levels.
Law Student volunteers will assist Felony Panel attorneys with legal research and writing of trial briefs as well as issues that pop up during the jury trial.
Volunteers will accompany trial attorneys to court during jury trials and take notes of witnesses, observe jury reactions, and provide the attorneys with their opinions and observations.
Law Student Volunteers in a branch court, which is a fast-paced, hectic environment, should demonstrate not only a commitment to the indigent, but also organization, creativity and initiative.
While in the Branch Court, the volunteer may interact with clients, assist with case organization and research, listen to and view body worn camera video, prepare motions and other written documents for the benefit of clients and attend a variety of court hearings up to and including preliminary examinations, 1538.5 motions, and/or jury trials depending on the intern’s availability.
Internships for College and Graduate Students Internship opportunities are available for college juniors and seniors and graduate students.
Investigator interns assist NJOPD investigators, attorneys, and staff with a variety of tasks, including: Graduate students in fields such as social work can apply to intern in the NJOPD'S specialized units, including Drug Court and Mental Health Advocacy.
Our office is an equal opportunity employer that affirmatively seeks interns of varied ethnic and cultural backgrounds as well as those with bilingual language skills.
Law Student Volunteers may be placed in a Branch Court office throughout the County (i.e., West, Harbor, North, and Central) where you will work with misdemeanor attorneys and/or felony attorneys.