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Jersey Cares is committed to closing the opportunity gap in New Jersey. We enhance the professional development of young people and reduce youth unemployment through two key workforce development programs; the Youth Workforce Development Internship noted below and our Park Ambassador, Summer Youth Employment Program.

Are you ready to become the next Jersey Cares Intern?

How To Apply

  1. Create a volunteer profile at the Jersey Cares website HERE.
  2. Complete the YWD Intership Application.
    • Please note, you must be logged into your Jersey Cares account before clicking this link.
  3. Watch this brief video to see how to complete the two steps noted above.

Our nonprofit partners who we serve as the core of our mission, must not discriminate in its staff, board, volunteers, volunteer committees or recipients of services on the basis of a person's race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, mental disability, physical disability or any other status prohibited by applicable law.

Youth Workforce Development Internship

The Youth Workforce Development Fellowship is designed for low-to-moderate income youth in New Jersey (age 16-24) and aims to address the disconnect between young adults, workforce development skills, and employment opportunities. The Internship creates a unique opportunity for selected Interns to be a focal point of merging efforts from some of New Jersey’s major companies as well as its vibrant non-profit sector.

Our Fellows will serve as stewards and ambassadors of Jersey Cares and will drive social change by leading well-managed, sustainable projects and programs at various non-profit agencies. Not only will their work strengthen and leverage community assets and meet community-identified needs, but their management will be underscored with a series of workforce development training and/or workshops at a Newark company that will include leadership competencies, resume/interviewing skills and culminate with a “Day of Demonstration.”

Get inspired to help by watching this video of Senator Cory Booker addressing a cohort of Rutgers University Newark students at a Jersey Cares program graduation. Click Here

If you're interested in learning more about how to get involved please contact, Taylor Madgey at (973) 533-1993, Ext. 328 or

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