Newark — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is seeking current 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 2020. 

Interns must be Essex County residents.  

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

Applications for the ECPO Summer Youth Internship Program can be found on the ECPO website at under Community Programs.  The application deadline is March 13. For further information, you may contact Nicole Graves-Watson, Community Justice Coordinator, at (973) 621-4317 or via email at