CHeckmate Strategies and Trailblazer Public Affairs Internships

CHeckmate Strategies and Trailblazer Public Affairs Internships

RIPPAC Internship Guide - Summer 2022



Name of Company / Association / Organization   Checkmate Strategies/Trailblazer Public Affairs


Internship Coordinator    John Lyons


Coordinator’s Phone / Email  609-381-8137


Location of Main Office    Redbank, NJ



# of Summer Interns Accepted  2-4


Where will the internship be done?


In the main office     

Remotely (student works from home)       

Combination of Remote & In-Office X


Dates / Length of Summer Internship  May - September

Required Hours/Week  20


Is there some type of salary or stipend?   Stipend at end of term

If so, how much?  TBD


What is the application process?  (please include deadlines and other requirements.  Attach additional pages if needed

 We require a resume and at least two references.


Intern work areas:      Clerical   X        Research X        Errands          Organizing   X


Please explain the work that will be required of the intern: 

 Our internship opportunities vary based on our client needs and the skillsets of our interns. We do our best to identify a space where the intern can grow and add value. Examples include: Developing political messaging, preparing press releases, field work with campaign staff, graphic design, social media management, grassroots organizing, and data analysis


Will there be opportunities for the intern to observe:


Internal strategy sessions? X      Legislative sessions?           Committee hearings? 


Is the intern expected to work evenings and weekends?  If so, please explain. 

 Evenings and weekends are required, but we are flexible. It's important to be up front with us about your availability so we can act accordingly. Our business doesn't observe weekneds or standard work hours due to the nature of the work we perform.  We can establish the required boundaries as long as there is transparency in communication.


What are your current COVID-19 workplace requirements?  (We recognize that these can change at any moment.)

 We currently follow local guidelines.



Do you have any suggestions for the applicants? (Please use additional pages if necessary)