RIPPAC Plans for a Social Distancing Summer

During these difficult and ever-changing times, RIPPAC is committed to providing all Rowan students with informative, instructive, and inspiring opportunities to learn.  We remain focused on practical skills that can be applied anywhere in politics, government, or issue advocacy.  


All Rowan students can come to our website for updates and information such as our growing 2020 Internship Guide.


To access additional program and resources, Rowan students should join RIPPAC.  It’s easy and free.  Just email Theresa Gauthier at


As a RIPPAC member, you gain exclusive access to our Blackboard site, where you can view:


  • Our 2-Step Networking Series – introductory interviews with and contact info for major political players, including:


  • Ross Dammer, Policy Director for NJ Assembly Republican Office
  • Kyle Melander ’14, District Manager for US  Cong. Brian Fitzpatrick (PA)
  • Dana Redd, former Mayor of Camden
  • Julie Roginsky, Democratic strategist & ex-Fox News personality
  • Amol Sinha, Executive Director of the NJ ACLU
  • Michael Van Wagner, SVP for Public Affairs, NJM Insurance Group
  • And several others


  • Skills Training Seminars
  • Building Your Brand
  • Identifying Fake News
  • Improving Your Resume
  • Phone Etiquette for Offices & Campaigns


And coming soon…

  • New Rules for your New Job,
  • Speechwriting,
  • Networking 101,
  • How to Work a Room
  • And more!


  • Class Lunch Meetings
  • Watch for your Doodle Poll email


  • Community Service Project
  • Our first project details are coming soon


  • Virtual Mid-Atlantic Political Intern Summit (Mapis2020).
  • For all college students, regardless of whether you are an intern this summer. Coming August 2020.


While we are looking forward to the time we can once more gather for RIPPAC’s signature speakers, networking events, leadership training and social programs, RIPPAC will continue to adapt to the “new normal” and deliver outstanding value for our students.


Once again, if you aren’t signed up as an Associate yet, do so today!  Just send an email to Theresa Gauthier at so you can access RIPPAC on Blackboard.






RIPPAC's Response to the Coronavirus


Dear RIPPAC Associates and the Rowan student community,

We here at RIPPAC hope that this finds you healthy and doing everything you can to remain that way.  Please remember to always to err on the side of caution and limit your chances of exposure and of exposing others.

In this eventful time in our history, we want to assure you that you may continue to rely on RIPPAC for assistance in meeting your long-term goals.  We are hard at work changing our plans and procedures to adhere to local and state guidelines on social distancing.

You are our priority. That has not changed.

It is our goal to continue to assist Rowan students with résumés, internship placements, scholarship money for unpaid internships, and networking events.  

As we adapt to the current situation, we will rely heavily on technology to deliver this assistance as best we can. 

Please continue to check your email for updates as well as checking here for posted notices.

We ask for your patience as we tackle these new challenges.  If you have a specific question that hasn’t been addressed you may contact us at

Dr. Ben Dworkin

Theresa Gauthier

Stay safe, stay healthy, and remember that, as always, we’re in this together.  That is the very essence of “citizenship.”