Are you interested in working with a progressive organization to advance labor and environmental policies in New Jersey?

The NJ Work Environment Council (WEC), an alliance of 70 labor, environmental, and community organizations, working for safe, secure jobs and a healthy, sustainable environment, provides regular internship opportunities.

Interns will assist with the following WEC led campaigns:

  • Healthy Schools Now: To demand that all New Jersey children and school employees learn and work in safe, modern school buildings.
  • Public Need Over Corporate Greed: To educate thousands of activists about the effects of Wall Street’s financial strip mining on our economy and empower them to take action on a state-based policy agenda.
  • Respect Our Right to Know: To ensure our right to know about rail car hazards; safer alternatives at industrial facilities; the real names of chemicals; and municipal and county emergency response plans.
  • Preventing Chemical Disasters: To strengthen Federal chemical safety and security laws to incorporate safer chemicals and processes where feasible.

Internship work includes interacting with labor, environmental, and community organizations and other allies.  There will also be opportunities to assist with research, training programs, actions, as well as helping with some administrative support.

If enrolled in an educational institution, WEC prefers students who can make a minimum commitment of 12 hours per week. The internship is not restricted to students. Hours are flexible. There may be a travel stipend. Interns work in our office at 7 Dunmore Avenue, First Floor East, Ewing, N.J. (near the Department of Transportation).


Please e-mail a cover letter, resume (with two professional references) to Debra Coyle McFadden, Assistant Director, WEC at [email protected].

WEC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.