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J&J Family of Companies U.S. State Government Affairs Intern (Undergraduate) in New Brunswick, New Jersey

U.S. State Government Affairs Intern (Undergraduate) - 2406167498W


At Johnson & Johnson, we use technology and the power of teamwork to discover new ways to prevent and overcome the world’s the most significant healthcare challenges. Our Corporate, MedTech, and Innovative Medicines teams leverage data, real-world insights, and creative minds to make life-changing healthcare products and medicines. We're disrupting outdated healthcare ecosystems and infusing them with transformative ideas to help people thrive throughout every stage of their lives. With a reach of more than a billion people every day, there’s no limit to the impact you can make here. Are you ready to reimagine healthcare? Here, your career breakthroughs will change the future of health, in all the best ways. And you’ll change, too. You’ll be inspired, and you’ll inspire people across the world to change how they care for themselves and those they love. Amplify your impact. Join us!

In line with this focus, Johnson & Johnson is currently recruiting for a U.S. State Government Affairs (SGA) Intern. This role will be U.S.-based, at the Company’s World Headquarters in New Brunswick, NJ. The intern will be a part of the Johnson & Johnson Worldwide Government Affairs & Policy (WWGA&P) organization, where we unleash the power of people and policy to create a healthier future for all.

The U.S. State Government Affairs (SGA) Intern will be responsible for supporting the work of a dynamic team engaged in developing insights- and data-driven analyses, global policy positions, and advocacy plans. The Intern will support U.S. State Government Affairs (SGA) activities related to enterprise and sector work, including our Innovative Medicine, and MedTech businesses, and our Home State initiatives. The Intern will report into a member of the U.S. State Government Affairs (SGA) leadership team.


The U.S. State Government Affairs (SGA) summer internship is crafted to help successful, highly motivated, entry-level talent make an impact on patients every day and become tomorrow’s leaders. The internship is designed to provide an integrated, educational, robust experience for qualified candidates interested in government affairs and policy careers. Participants will experience the breadth and depth of the WWGA&P function by participating in key projects and programs in support of the needs of the U.S. State Government Affairs team.

The U.S. State Government Affairs (SGA) Intern will support the U.S. State Government Affairs (SGA) team by:

  • Conducting research and preparing materials.

  • Drafting briefs, positions, and other materials in collaboration with internal policy and subject matter experts.

  • Participating in internal meetings and attending external policy meetings to advance projects and positions.

  • Contributing to developing advocacy strategies to support corporate goals and policy position by referencing key metrics, project management tools, and impact analyses.

  • Completing simple business impact assessments based on forecasted changes within the regulatory environment to support the development of modification strategies.

  • Executing processes to mitigate regulatory risk and ensure the accurate recording, tracking, and reporting of compliance-based processes and operations under close supervision.

  • Building functional knowledge of the current regulatory environment and political landscape in order to gain understanding of commercial decisions and innovation strategies that enhance organizational growth and visibility.

  • Advising in less complex matters on government affairs and policy issues.

  • Compiling information regarding the organization’s policy agenda to support engagement opportunities with industry coalitions and advocacy groups.


Minimum Requirements:

  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 cumulative from an accredited college or graduate-level education program.

  • Strong project management skills, excellent communication, presentation skills, and leadership qualities.

  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) is required.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and initiatives while maintaining a strong sense of urgency.

  • The ability to work full time (40 hours per week) during the duration of the internship, with some adjustments around global time zone differences.

  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. and must not require sponsorship for employment visa status now or in the future (e.g. H1-B status).

  • Ability to work effectively in a hybrid work setting.

  • The anticipated base pay for this position is between $21.00 and $45.00, but will be based on candidate’s program year, discipline, degree and/or experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An interest in government affairs, policy, and/or healthcare policy.

  • Familiarity with international or U.S. health systems.

  • Familiarity with the State of New Jersey political and civic environment.

  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in government affairs, political science, policy, law, economics, public affairs, STEM, or other related disciplines.

Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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Primary Location NA-US-New Jersey-New Brunswick

Organization Johnson & Johnson Services Inc. (6090)

Job Function Non-LDP Intern/Co-Op

Req ID: 2406167498W