NJ Gasoline, C-Store, Automotive Association

NJ Gasoline, C-Store, Automotive Association

RIPPAC Internship Guide - Summer 2021


Name of Company / Association / Organization   NJ Gasoline, C-Store, Automotive Association


Internship Coordinator Sal Risalvato Executive Director   

Coordinator’s Phone / Email   sal@njgca.org

732-256-9646 office 201-745-1914 cell                     


Location of Main Office 4900 Rte 33, Wall Township, NJ 07753 

# of Summer 2021 Interns Accepted 1-3


Where will the internship be done?


In the main office   

Remotely (student works from home)     

Combo At-home & In-Office X


Dates / Length of Summer Internship Anytime March thru November 2021 

Required Hours/Week  Flexible


Is there some type of salary or stipend?  Yes If so, how much? Possible $75 per week & Commute mileage and lunch when in the office.


What is the application process?  (Please include deadlines & other requirements.  Feel free to attach additional pages)


Send resume and areas of interest including study major and minor.  In person interview via virtual link or social distant meeting in office.  Include any political volunteer experience if any.  Any papers submitted for class credit will be appreciated.  Interests in energy, alternate/renewable energy, transportation, food science and food marketplace, and U.S. History a plus. Understanding of legislative process also a plus.


Intern work areas:            Clerical X             Research X          Errands X             Organizing X


Please explain the work that will be required of the intern:  Census of both members and non –members in gasoline retail, convenience store, and automotive small businesses.  Determine issues of importance to members. Track and study legislation affecting members.  Participate in virtual meetings with legislators, or possible in office meetings depending on COVID status.  Monitor legislative committee hearings.


Will there be opportunities for the intern to observe:


Internal strategy sessions?    X    Legislative sessions?   X   Committee hearings?    X


Is the intern expected to work evenings and weekends?  If so, please explain.   NO


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


Eager to observe, and learn the industries our members are engaged in and the effects of government.  Willing to work as if they are showcasing themselves for any potential openings on the staff after graduation.  Virtually every staff member here began as an intern either learning from me here, or another mentor in another capacity.