Fox Scholars Programs
Dillon McNamara, TCNJ '18
I learned that the power of connections and networking are what get things done. I watched my mentor, Doug Hritz, (left), in the Statehouse and saw how he leveraged that. My highlight was meeting Governor McGreevey. He gave me honest advice and encouraged me to be deliberate in my career choices and to think of where I want to be not only now, but in 10 years from now.”
Our Academic Partners
The College of New Jersey
The Guarini Institute for Government and Leadership at Saint Peter’s University
The Rowan Institute for Public Policy & Citizenship at Rowan University
Fox Scholars Mentorship Program
The Fox Scholars Mentorship Program matches students with politically savvy mentors, who introduce them to the public sector and provide career mentorship and networking opportunities. Our volunteer mentors include those from in federal, state, local government, and communications, lobbying, and political campaign agencies. Scholars meet government leaders, experience “behind-the-scenes” public sector functions, such as attend budget meetings, and engage professionally with a wide range of individuals who can help with their network building. Scholars are selected through a competitive application process and present their experiences at a panel discussion at the conclusion of their mentorship.
The Fox Scholars receive a stipend. The program is offered during the Spring semester at The College of New Jersey and The Guarini Institute for Government and Leadership at Saint Peter’s University.
Fox Scholars Paid Summer Internship Program - NEW, Starting Summer 2021
The Fox Scholars Internship Program helps students secure unpaid summer internships in politics, government, or issues advocacy. This program targets those students who must choose between a paid job and exploring an unpaid internship in the public sector. The program goal is to offer students a scholarship that can come close to duplicating what they might make if they would be working in a paid job over the summer.
Scholarships are based on a $15/per hour wage. The Fox Scholars Paid Summer Internship Program is offered at The Guarini Institute for Government and Leadership at Saint Peter’s University and The Rowan Institute for Public Policy & Citizenship at Rowan University