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You will find answers to the most commonly asked questions regarding the Mercer County Student Internship Program here. If you can't find the answer you're looking for, please contact Alejandra M. Silva at (609) 989-6676 or via e-mail at email@example.com
How do I apply for the Mercer County Internship Program?
Complete the Mercer County Student Internship Application by clicking hereand send to Alejandra M. Silva at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also submit the Mercer County Student Internship Application in person by dropping it off at the McDade Administration Building, Room 110, located at 640 South Broad Street, Trenton, NJ 08650.
Who is eligible to apply for the Mercer County Internship Program?
In order to be eligible for the Mercer County Internship Program, you must be currently enrolled in high school (grades 9-12) or in college enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or doctoral program.
How early can I submit my application for the summer internship program?
Applications for the 2020 Summer Student Internship Program will be accepted beginning January 6, 2020.
How do you determine which students are offered spots in the internship program?
Placement is made on a first-come, first-served basis. College students and returning college students receive priority based on their major. High school students are considered based on their field of interest.
How will I know if I’ve been selected for the Summer Internship Program?
Students are typically notified one to two weeks after the submission deadline if they are being offered a spot in the internship program. Our office will use the phone number and e-mail address provided on the Mercer County Student Internship Application so students should provide a valid phone number and e-mail address.
I’ve been offered a spot in the internship program. Now what?
After the initial offer is made, you will be required to undergo pre-employment testing at Robert Wood Johnson’s Occupational Health Facility located at 2 Hamilton Health Place, Hamilton, NJ 08690. A parent/guarding will have to accompany students who are under the age of 18. Students over the age of 18 will also be required to pass a background check. Once your pre-employment responsibilities have been met, you will be given a start date.
How many hours a week will I work during the summer program?
Students typically work 35 hours a week from Monday to Friday. Our normal business hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with the exception of the Department of Transportation, Park Commission and the Library, whose hours/days may vary.
If you are unable to work full time, your supervisor may be able to work out a reduced schedule based on your needs. These hours will have to be agreed upon in advance. You will have to specify your availability when you submit the Mercer County Student Internship Application.
When does the summer internship begin and when does it end?
College students can begin their internship at the end of their Spring Semester, typically around the end of May. High school students can begin their internship at the end of their school year, which typically occurs at the end of June.
Regardless of whether a student starts in May or in June, the last day for all students in the summer internship program is the Friday before Labor Day weekend.
I am in college and have to go back to school before the end of the internship program. Am I able to end my internship before Labor Day?
Yes. We understand that many students involved in extracurricular activities will have to leave to go back to school early. If this is the case, simply notify your supervisor at the beginning of your internship program when your last day will be.
I am in high school and am undecided on what I want to do. How do I decide which department to apply for?
Please visit https://www.mercercounty.org and click on “Departments” and browse through our various departments to find out which may interest you.
We also encourage you to visit https://mercercountyparks.org/#!/and click on “facilities” to learn a little but more about each of our sites to find out if the Park Commission would be a good fit for you.
I need credits for school. Do you offer unpaid internships?
Yes, depending on the school’s policy, students may earn between one and six college credits for participating in an unpaid internship. Students interested in unpaid internships will need to submit the Mercer County Student Internship Application along with a letter of interest specifying their major/field of interest and the number of hours they need to fulfill their requirements.
If you are interested in an unpaid internship for college credit, please contact Alejandra M. Silva at email@example.com or by phone at (609) 989-6676.
Do you offer paid internships?
Yes, our summer and winter internship programs are paid.
If the County is closed, will I get paid?
No. Students are paid only for the hours they work.
Is there an age minimum?
Yes, student interns must be at least 15 years of age and must be able to produce working papers before beginning their internship.