Application Information for Rebovich Fellowship — Summer 2015

Deadline for those with internships during Summer 2015: May 15, 2015

To apply, download the application form.

History and Description of Purpose

The Rebovich Fellowship is supported by an endowment established by Rider University in the Spring of 2011. Much of the original money was donated by family members of the late Dr. David Rebovich (1949 to 2007), as a tribute to his memory. Additional funds have been contributed by other supporters of the Rebovich Institute for New Jersey Politics.

The purpose of the Rebovich Intern Fellowship program is to support current Rider students who are working as an unpaid intern in a political or government-related workplace.

The student selected as a recipient of a Rebovich Fellowship will be known as a Rebovich Fellow.

Amount of Award

A student can be selected as the recipient of one of several Rebovich Fellowships for Summer 2015.

Currently, we have the following resources available:

• Three (3) fellowships of $500 each.
• Eleven (11) fellowships of $1,000 each.
• One (1) fellowship of $1,000 for an intern working in science and politics.
• One (1) fellowship of $1,000 for a female intern working in politics.

The money is given as a scholarship for Rider University and must be used towards Rider tuition. The award cannot be diverted to any other purpose.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to apply for the Rebovich Fellowship, one must be a current undergraduate student in good standing at Rider 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 the Rebovich Institute for New Jersey Politics will receive additional consideration.

The applicant also must have secured an appropriate unpaid internship for Summer 2015 prior to submitting his/her 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.

Students who have received a Rebovich Intern Fellowship before can apply again. However, additional consideration will be given to those who have not yet received a Fellowship.

Obligations of the Rebovich Fellow

There are certain obligations upon becoming a Rebovich Fellow:

• Arrange at least one (1) face-to-face meeting with the Director of the Rebovich Institute for New Jersey Politics during the course of the internship.
• While enrolled at Rider University, participate significantly in all future programming by the Rebovich Institute through organizing, assisting, and/or attending.
• On occasion, speak on behalf of students who are involved with the Rebovich Institute.

Should the Fellow fail to uphold any of the requirements, the award funding may be revoked at the discretion of the Director of the Rebovich Institute for New Jersey Politics.

Application Process

A committee organized by the Director of the Rebovich Institute for New Jersey Politics will consider all of the completed applications. The decisions of the committee are final.

* * * * *

Questions? Please contact Ben Dworkin, Director of the Rebovich Institute for New Jersey Politics, at (609) 896-7760 or [email protected]