Through the generosity of the James P. Fox Memorial Fund, two Rowan University students will receive scholarships to support unpaid internships in politics, government or issue advocacy this summer. The program is designed to help break a cycle where young people without the financial means to take unpaid internships struggle to get their first public service experience.
The students, who will be known as Fox Scholars, will secure the internships and scholarships through the Rowan Institute for Public Policy & Citizenship (RIPPAC). The Fox Memorial Fund will provide each intern a $2,500 scholarship.
“The need for a paid summer job prevents many students and recent graduates from taking an unpaid internship and building the experience and relationships necessary to enter public service,” said Fund Trustee Eric Shuffler.
“We want to break that cycle through this scholarship, by allowing students without the economic means to…