Legal Services of New Jersey

The Legal Services System in New Jersey has five Legal Services programs, which provide direct services to clients in all 21 counties, and Legal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ), the statewide coordinating office. Each local program is a separate not-for-profit corporation governed by a board of trustees, which includes members of the local bar association as well as representatives of the eligible client population.

LSNJ ties these local program efforts together, providing information, training, legal and administrative coordination, technical assistance and other support. LSNJ also provides representation in matters of broad or statewide significance, especially in complex or difficult cases beyond the capacity of local programs. LSNJ initiates special projects in response to particular, emerging needs of the low income population. LSNJ has approximately 170 employee, including 65 attorneys practicing over 15 areas of law.

As evidenced in previous years, LSNJ was able to offer a comprehensive internship giving the Princeton intern exposure and experience in poverty law. Whether a student is interested in law, social work or working with the disadvantaged, they will gain invaluable knowledge for their future endeavors.


Edison, NJ

Internship Description


Types of assignments will vary depending on the interest and strengths of the summer intern, but will include some or all of the following:

  • Research and writing for LSNJ publications
  • Legal Research
  • Client interaction: Phone interviews, In-Person interviews
  • Observe proceedings at different tribunals (law courts, state agencies, administrative courts, immigration courts)
  • Students will be trained to use our case management system and time keeping systems.
# of weeks Required Dates Start Time End Time Public Transportation Housing  Format
10 May 31 - July 8 9:00am 5:00pm Yes No Hybrid

Housing Information

Our office is near Rutgers University, so there may be sublets available.

Internship Qualifications

We seek students who have a demonstrated commitment to helping the disadvantaged and also possess excellent writing and research skills. 

Writing Sample Required?


Special Requirements

  • Vaccines