Prosecutor’s office offers high school summer internships

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is seeking high school juniors to participate in the annual ECPO summer internship program.

This five-week program is designed to expose high school students to careers in law, law enforcement and government. The summer internship program will run from July 6 through Aug. 7 for students completing their junior year in June. Interns must be Essex County residents. 

During the internship program, interns will be exposed to a comprehensive curriculum that includes: learning about the role and function of the ECPO, participating in New Jersey State Trooper Youth Week, participating in a mock trial, touring various law enforcement agencies, and learning about local government. Throughout the program, interns will also tour local colleges, and participate in cultural events and attend workshops that focus on career readiness and making positive choices.

Applications can be found online at under Community Programs. The application deadline is March 13. For further information, contact Community Justice coordinator Nicole Graves-Watson at 973-621-4317 or