RIPPAC Internship Scholarship Information 2021

RIPPAC Internship Scholarship Information 2021

  

 RIPPAC INTERNSHIP SCHOLARSHIPS 

Summer 2021 Information

 

 


New Deadline – June 15, 2021


RIPPAC INTERNSHIP SCHOLARSHIPS – Summer 2021 Information

 

 

New Deadline – June 15, 2021

For Application Form, CLICK HERE.

 

 

History and Description of Purpose 

 

The Rowan Institute for Public Policy & Citizenship (RIPPAC) was founded in January 2018 to inform, engage, and train Rowan students, faculty, and the public.

 

One of the ways RIPPAC pursues this mission is by supporting students who take on unpaid summer internships in politics, government, and issue advocacy.  We believe that these internships are critical building blocks in the construction of a Rowan student’s professional network, work experience, and career assessment.

 

Amount of Awards 

 

A student can be selected as the recipient of one of several RIPPAC intern scholarships for Summer 2021:

 

A student can be selected as the recipient of one of several RIPPAC intern scholarships for Summer 2021:

The Dr. Bruce Caswell Scholars Fund will provide, through RIPPAC, eight (8) tuition scholarships of $500 each to select, qualifying students who take on an unpaid summer internship in Summer 2021.

The Rick Rosenberg, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund will provide three (3) tuition scholarships of $2,500 each to select qualifying students who take on an unpaid summer internship in Summer 2021.

  • The recipient shall reflect a passion for New Jersey politics and aspire to pursue a future political career like the late Rick Rosenberg, Jr., the Republican political operative.


The James P. Fox Memorial Intern Scholarship Fund will provide two (2) tuition scholarships of $2,500 each to select qualifying students who take on an unpaid summer internship in Summer 2021.

  • The recipient shall reflect a passion for New Jersey politics and aspire to pursue a future  political career like the late Jamie Fox., the Democratic political operative.
  • Priority will be given to those student applicants who are Pell Grant eligible. Second preference will be for those students with demonstrated financial need.

In all cases:

  • The summer internship must be in politics, government, or issue advocacy.
  • The money is given as a scholarship for Rowan University and must be used towards Rowan tuition. The award cannot be diverted to any other purpose.
  • The scholarship will be allocated evenly between the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters.
  • Selection of recipients of these awards shall be determined by the Director of the Rowan Institute for Public Policy & Citizenship (RIPPAC), in consultation with the Office of Financial Aid pursuant to its eligibility and selection criteria.

Additional Eligibility Requirements 

  • To be eligible to apply for these scholarships, one must be a current undergraduate student in good standing at Rowan University with a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 at the time of application. 
  • Though not required, those applicants who have already been actively involved with RIPPAC will receive special consideration.
  • The applicant also must have secured an appropriate unpaid internship for Summer 2021 prior to submitting the application.  The internship does not have to be done for credit. 
  • The internship must last at least six (6) consecutive weeks with the student working at least fifteen (15) hours per week.  The internship must be unpaid.

 

Obligations of the RIPPAC Intern Scholarship recipients 

There are certain obligations that all RIPPAC Intern Scholarship recipients must accept:

  • Participate in the Mid-Atlantic Political Intern Summit on August 5, 2021, or its online equivalent if the physical conference is cancelled.
  • Arrange at least one (1) video meeting with the Director of the Rowan Institute for Public Policy & Citizenship during the course of the internship.
  • While enrolled at Rowan University, participate significantly in all future programming by RIPPAC through organizing, assisting, and participating in the events.On occasion, speak on behalf of students who are involved with RIPPAC.

 

NOTE:  Should the student fail to uphold any of the requirements, the scholarship may be revoked.

 

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If you’re looking for a summer internship in politics, government, or issue advocacy, please check out:  go.rowan.edu/RIPPACinternguide

 

Questions?  Please contact Ben Dworkin, Director of the Rowan Institute for Public Policy & Citizenship (RIPPAC) at dworkin@rowan.edu or (856) 256-5832.