Working for Smart Growth:
More Livable Places and Open Spaces


Internship Program

New Jersey Future internships offer undergraduate and graduate college students the opportunity to join our staff for a short time, typically over the course of a summer or a semester, to focus on a specific policy, research, or communications project. In addition to learning about a specific content area, interns gain exposure to our staff, programs, and campaigns through participation in policy discussions, meetings, and events. The internships thus provide students with both practical experience and insight into the realm of planning and public policy in New Jersey, which can advance their education, future job searches, and overall career development. Of course, interns enrich New Jersey Future in many ways as well! The unique perspectives and skill sets of our interns help stimulate innovation and growth throughout our organization. Click here to learn how to apply.

Past New Jersey Future Interns

Brooke Schwartzman, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University (2023)

2021 intern Donovan Gayles

Isabel Yip, Princeton University (2022)
Margaux Petruska, Lehigh University (2022)
Claire Brennan, Temple University (2022)
Sasha Weber, Barnard College (2022)
Aishwarya Devarajan, College of the Atlantic (2022)
Suyog Padgaonka, Northwestern University (2021)
Yash Yadav, The College of New Jersey (2021)
Laura Gould, Rutgers University (2021)
Donovan Gayles, University of Michigan (2021)
Divine Maduakolam, Rutgers University (2021)
Yash Bajaj, George Washington University (2020)
Sasha Culley, Princeton University (2020)
Leah Henk, Bucknell University (2020) 
Will Stocovaz, Princeton University (2020)
Matt Bewley, Rutgers University (2020)
Zachary Kocaj, Rutgers University (2020)
Tom Kozma, Middlesex County College/Rutgers University (2020)
Kimberley Irby, University of Michigan (2020)
Teun Deuling, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University (2019)
Miles Franklin, University of Chicago (2019)
Will Parker, Bowdoin College (2019)
Emily Simroth, University of Michigan (2019)
Kenzie Smith, Gettysburg College (2019)
Tristan Harrison, Rutgers University (2018)

New Jersey Future intern Will Parker (2019)

2019 intern Will Parker

Ally Rome, Princeton University (2018)
Kessie Alexandre, Princeton University (2017)
Alex Arnold, Rutgers University (2017)
Chris Gough, Rutgers University (2017)
Connor F. Montferrat, Rutgers University (2017, 2016)
Emily Nanneman, Rutgers University (2017)
Mukta Ramola, Rutgers University (2017)
Mark Rosvold, University of Pennsylvania (2017)
Nancy Wu, Princeton University (2017)
Kevin Burkman, Rutgers University (2016, 2015, 2014)
Amy Fulton, Delaware Valley University (2016)
Rachel Host, James Cook University (2016)
Sarah Koenig, Wellesley College (2016)
Kathleen Ma, Princeton University (2016)
Kirstin McPolin, Vermont Law School (2016)
Johnny Quispe, Rutgers University (2016)
Harrison Blackman, Princeton University (2015)
Kevin DeSmedt, Rutgers University (2014)
MicKenzie Roberts-Lahti, Princeton University (2014)

Picture of 2018 interns

2018 interns: Tristan Harrison and Ally Rome

George Boff, Rutgers University (2013)
Alvaro Cuba, Princeton University (2013)
Julie Morris, Temple University (2013)
Tim Schuringa, Princeton University (2013)
Sarah Yeung, Rutgers University (2013)
Sutapa Bhattacharjee (2012)
Christopher Cavaiola, Monmouth University (2012)
Joshua Jensen, Rutgers University (2012)
Neil Joshi, Pace University (2012)
Matt Karpa, Monmouth University (2012)
Mario Laurenti, Manhattanville College (2012)
Abel McDaniels, University of Pennsylvania (2012)
Prachi Sharma, Tufts University (2012)
Carolyn Worstell (2012)




Photo of 2017 Interns

New Jersey Future 2017 Interns (left to right): Emily Nanneman, Nancy Wu, Chris Gough, and Mukta Ramola. Not pictured: Alex Arnold and Mark Rosvold.

© New Jersey Future, 16 W. Lafayette St. • Trenton, NJ 08608 • Phone: 609-393-0008 • Fax: 609-360-8478

Are you receiving our email newsletter?

  • Latest news on land-use policy issues
  • Research and reports
  • Upcoming events
  • Monthly

Click to subscribe