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Winter Internship Program

The NJCAHT, this year in partnership with Kean University's Human Rights Institute, offers an intensive hybrid volunteer internship program for college and university undergraduates during their Winter Break—coinciding with Human Trafficking Prevention Month—to create a live event.

The objective of the winter internship program is to develop future leaders and social justice advocates. As an education based organization, interns will be educated on the crime of human trafficking, meet with survivor consultants to learn about their lived experience, recognize the signs to prevent trafficking, and more. Using the information that they learn, and additional research, interns will put together a live-streamed event on January 11, Human Trafficking Awareness Day.

Much of the hybrid internship coincides with winter break for many college undergraduates. The program begins with an Orientation and HT 101 in November and runs through January 11, Human Trafficking Awareness Day. The program will consist of 15 college students (from both two-year and four-year institutions) who will work together on a group project to create a January 11 awareness day event, which will be broadcasted live.

Potential Program Dates for 2023/24:

  • Saturday, November 18, 2023 10:00AM - 1:00PM
  • Saturday, December 2, 2023 10:00AM - 1:00PM
  • Saturday, December 9, 2023 10:00AM - 1:00PM
  • Saturday, December 16, 2023 10:00AM - 1:00PM
  • Saturday, January 6, 2024 10:00AM - 1:00PM
  • Wednesday, January 10, 2024 (5:00PM - 8:00PM)
  • Thursday, January 11, 2024 (5:00PM - 8:00PM)

NOTE: In addition to the scheduled group meeting times, interns will also meet in small planning groups.

The in-person meetings will be held at Kean University's Human Rights Institute.


Deadline to Apply: Friday, October 27, 2023

The Coalition Scholarship Program

The NJCAHT has a rolling scholarship program that awards scholarships to eligible applicants on a quarterly basis.

Eligible applicants must be:

  • A current high school senior attending a college, university, or technical school for Fall semester
  • A current college student attending a college or university
  • A survivor of human trafficking who is pursuing their GED or continuing education
  • All recipients must be New Jersey based.

Deadlines are as follow: March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31

For more information, read our Guidelines and Priorities below, or contact

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  • This program is open to New Jersey-based trafficking survivors (sex or labor trafficked survivors of all genders) as well as graduating high school seniors and current college students with a strong record of advocating for human rights and standing against human trafficking.
  • An essay is required (2 pages double spaced) reflecting upon and articulating how their education and future career goals will contribute to raising awareness/prevention of human trafficking, or survivor applicants may write about their hopes for the future after experiencing trafficking.
  • A letter of recommendation is required from an educator or community leader familiar with the applicant's status as a trafficking survivor or familiar with the applicant’s experience in human rights and/or human trafficking advocacy and character.
  • Online applications are accepted and awarded on a quarterly basis due March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31.
  • Late applications are not accepted. Applications will be reviewed, and recipients will be selected by a committee of NJCAHT members. Scholarships will be awarded in the month following the application deadline.