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About The Waterfront Project

Founded in 2013, The Waterfront Project, Inc. (WFP), is a legal help center and HUD-certified counseling agency. The Waterfront Project is a mission-driven organization dedicated to providing legal services to underserved populations. Our agency is committed to advocating for justice, equality, and access to legal representation for those in need. At The Waterfront Project, we are committed to making a positive impact on the lives of individuals and families in Northern New Jersey. As a free legal and housing center, our mission is to provide access to justice, support, and resources to those in need, empowering them to overcome legal obstacles and secure stable housing.

Our Commitment to Professional and Personal Development

We believe that fostering a supportive and challenging environment is essential to achieving our mission. We are dedicated to creating opportunities for individuals to grow both professionally and personally while contributing to our community. Whether you’re seeking employment or an internship, The Waterfront Project is committed to helping you reach your full potential.

Affirmative Action Statement

The Waterfront Project is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce and ensuring that all qualified candidates have an equal opportunity to join our team. Discrimination of any kind, including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status, is not tolerated at our organization.

Employment Opportunities

If you are passionate about making a difference in the lives of those facing legal and housing challenges, we encourage you to explore our employment opportunities. We regularly seek dedicated professionals to join our team in various roles, from legal professionals to administrative support staff. For current job openings.

WFP is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. Women, people of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, veterans, people with disabilities, and people with lived experience of housing insecurity are encouraged to apply. WFP does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, creed, nationality, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, mental or physical disability, marital status, familial status, domestic partnership status, civil union status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, atypical cellular or blood trait, military status or any other category protected by federal, state or other law applicable in the location of employment. Do you feel like you do not meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At The Waterfront Project, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you are excited about this role but your past experience does not align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Current Openings:

To express your interest in working at The Waterfront Project, please email your resume and cover letter to the email address listed in the job posting. Be sure to include the position you are applying for in the subject line.

Internship Opportunities

Welcome and thank you for your interest in The Waterfront Project Intern Program. The Student Intern Program provides college students with field experience in courses that they are taking for credit toward a diploma or degree in social work or in a related field (e.g., psychology) or in a field related to management support services (e.g., information systems, business management, computer technology, human resources, legal). It is a great opportunity to gain real-world experience in your field of study.  Student interns may provide many direct and indirect services in our Jersey City locations.

The Waterfront Project partners with universities, community colleges, and trade schools to help students gain valuable learning experiences while earning undergraduate, masters, and trade degrees in a related field. Internship opportunities are usually available throughout the year in multiple disciplines. Internship positions are considered on an ongoing basis and interested individuals are encouraged to reach out via the contact info below.

Internships at The Waterfront Project offer valuable hands-on experience for students and recent graduates looking to gain insight into the legal and housing fields. We provide a dynamic learning environment where interns can contribute to our mission while developing essential skills.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:  Must be a current college student.

Current Openings:

For information on available internship opportunities and application details, please email

If you have questions about our employment or internship opportunities, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to welcoming individuals who are dedicated to making a positive impact in our community and are excited to be a part of The Waterfront Project’s mission.