The NJEDA Internship Program offers paid opportunities tailored for students seeking professional growth and valuable hands-on experiences. At the NJEDA, we meticulously match eligible candidates with specialized programs, providing practical insights to nurture the next generation of leaders in economic development.

An internship at the NJEDA is designed to be interactive and challenging. You will work closely with experienced professionals, participating in various projects to gain practical insights into your field of study. This immersive opportunity aims to bridge the gap between academic knowledge and practical application.

The NJEDA has a wide range of departments that include, finance, business development, marketing, real estate, accounting, and more from our strategic sectors.

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) is an equal opportunity employer committed to maintaining a workplace free from discrimination and harassment. The NJEDA leads the way in demonstrating that diversity, equity, and inclusion improves the wellbeing of our employees, improves our ability to serve the people of New Jersey, and improves innovation, collaboration, and business results. We employ, with intention, a “Diversity on Purpose” approach to the work we do – both within the Authority’s operations and in our engagement with the public.


The team you are on will have a those experienced in several fields and specializations. You will have the opportunity to follow these key stakeholders and learn as they do.


Undergraduate students will receive $16.00 per hour as a sophomore, $18.00 per hour as a junior or senior, and graduate students will receive $23.00 per hour


Government Assignment


In accordance with P.L. 2021, c. 465 and P.L. 2021, 466, the SAME program was established to enable New Jersey State agencies to hire, promote, retain, and advance qualified individuals whose physical or mental impairments impact their abilities to participate in the hiring and promotion process for non-competitive and unclassified titles within the State workforce. This program uses a fast-track process that permits people who are eligible for the program to request that the State appointing authority schedule with them a good faith interview. Individuals applying for non-competitive or unclassified positions under this program should contact us to determine if they are eligible for the fast track hiring process.

For more information, please visit: http://www.state.nj/csc/same/index.shtml