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South Jersey Industries Legal Intern in Folsom, New Jersey

About Us

South Jersey Industries (SJI) is an energy holding company that delivers clean energy services to 700,000+ customers and businesses throughout 14 counties in New Jersey. As part of our core values, SJI is dedicated to being a community partner and developing innovative clean energy solutions to meet the needs of the future. To do this, we depend on our workforce of over 1,100+ talented, diverse employees who help us deliver safe, reliable, affordable clean energy for a better today and tomorrow.

At SJI, we believe that our employees are our most valuable asset. Whether you’re a seasoned operations technician or an early-career legal professional, our culture, inclusive workforce, and leadership development and training programs will provide you with the tools you need to either kickstart your career or bring it to new heights.

Position Summary

The Legal Internship at South Jersey Industries offers the opportunity for a law student to gain valuable direct exposure to legal matters that arise in an in-house setting. This internship will provide hands-on experience with important, cutting-edge legal issues related to various areas of the law. The Legal Intern will collaborate with other departments within the Office of General Counsel including Corporate Secretary and Compliance.

As part of the comprehensive internship program, interns will participate in events which help them build a strong network within the SJI community and with fellow interns. Interns enjoy the flexibility of a hybrid work environment throughout this 11-week summer program. The Ignite Internship Program also offers participants mentorship, educational seminars, volunteer opportunities, and visibility within the organization.

Essential Functions:

  • Support attorneys, paralegals, and outside counsel on legal matters covering corporate law, governance, litigation, employment and labor law, utility and construction, and mergers and acquisitions

  • Conduct legal research and analysis in areas relevant to the company’s business operations and Board of Directors

  • Assist with contracts administration and maintaining general document workflow; assist with litigation discovery

  • Prepare, review, and revise internal company policies with key business stakeholders

  • Collaborate to prepare a cross-functional project with the opportunity to present to the SJI Executive Leadership Team

  • Regular meetings with assigned mentor and various organizational leaders to discuss goals and professional development


Required Skills:

  • Ability to multitask in a dynamic environment

  • Capable of handling sensitive and confidential information in a professional manner

  • Good judgment and effective communication skills

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

  • Availability to work a hybrid schedule based out of our Folsom, NJ, office Monday through Friday during daytime business hours

Required Background:

  • Rising Third Year (3L) Law School Student, with a graduation date of Spring 2025 or later

Preferred Background:

  • Prior legal internship experience in an in-house or corporate setting

Explore the Possibilities

South Jersey Industries employs a diverse range of talent – from construction contractors to environmental specialists. Regardless of the position, mentoring and networking, hands-on experience, gaining industry knowledge and the opportunity to make a meaningful impact on our business and in our communities are all exciting ways that we welcome our employees at SJI. And as a company committed to creating an engaging culture built on inclusion and diversity, you’re sure to find an opportunity that makes you feel included, empowered, and ready to “bring your whole self to work” every day.

Benefits Package Overview

SJI offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees.

The SJI “Total Rewards” Benefits Package include:

  • Flexible vacation, Paid Time Off, and Sick Leave package

  • Comprehensive Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance

  • Short-term and Long-term Disability Insurance

  • 401(k), with generous company match

  • Employee Resource Groups to encourage employee engagement, nurture professional development, and foster an inclusive environment.

    Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

At this time, SJI is only considering applicants authorized to work in the United States currently and in the future without the need for visa sponsorship.

SJI, an energy infrastructure holding company based in Folsom, NJ, delivers energy services to customers through two primary subsidiaries: SJI Utilities (SJIU) and SJI Energy Enterprises (SJIEE). SJIU houses the company’s regulated natural gas utility operations, delivering safe, reliable and affordable natural gas to more than 700,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers across New Jersey via its South Jersey Gas and Elizabethtown Gas subsidiaries. SJIEE houses the company’s non-utility operations primarily focused on clean energy development and decarbonization via renewable energy production and energy management activities. Visit for more information about SJI and its subsidiaries.