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Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling Job Opportunities

Are you interested in politics?  Do you want to learn more about public opinion, polling, and survey research?  Do you want a hands-on experience with the real world political scene?  

The Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling, home of the Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, once again has internship opportunities available for the upcoming Fall 2015 semester.  

Part of the Eagleton Institute of Politics, the Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling (ECPIP) manages the Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, which was established in 1971 as one of the nation's first university-based statewide public opinion polls. The Center also undertakes other survey research in the public interest and designs opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to learn how to read, analyze, design and administer polls.  

Positions are available in the following categories (detailed descriptions at link for each position):

Graphic Design Internship, Eagleton Institute of Politics (PAID)
Rutgers' Eagleton Institute of Politics explores state and national politics through research, education, and public service, linking the study of politics with its day-to-day practice. The Institute focuses attention on how the American political system works, how it changes, and how it might work better.

As an intern, you will work with our manager for outreach and special projects to create engaging print materials and digital media graphics to promote the Institute's public lecture series and various research centers/programs.


  • Design event flyers, social media graphics, and digital media ads
  • Assist with design of additional Institute publications and materials


  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft programs is a must
  • Strong sense of design, typography, and technical skills
  • Familiarity with the Rutgers Visual Identity System a plus
  • Highly organized and attentive to detail
  • Writing and analytical skills a plus
  • Web editing skills a plus

10-15 hours per week depending on student availability. Flexible schedule. Remote work possible.

Send resume and design samples to    

This is a PAID position: $10/hour. July 2015 start date would be ideal. Commitment through April 2016 preferred.

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There are several opportunities for students to get involved with the work of the Eagleton Institute of Politics, both directly and through its various centers and programs. Most internships are unpaid, but Rutgers students may be able to receive credit, depending on the position. Credit for students from other institutions is also possible, subject to the home school's rules.

Eagleton Institute of Politics

Program internships and other opportunities
Student interns can earn credit for their work with Eagleton's projects. Volunteers and workstudy students also assist Eagleton in its work.
For more information, contact Sarah Kozak at

Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP)

Research internships
Student interns can earn academic credit for their work in CAWP's research and information services areas. Interns help collect data on the numbers and location of women in public office and assist in research projects on women in Congress and on policy issues.

Interested students can complete the internship application form available here. For more information, contact Gilda Morales at

Program internships and other opportunites
There is occasional need for student interns to work on many of CAWP's programs, assisting with the planning and implementation of conferences for young women interested in politics and work with women public officials. Volunteers and workstudy students also assist CAWP in its work, helping out with clerical tasks, assisting in data collection, and conducting web-based research on women and politics.

Interested students can complete the internship application form available here. For more information, contact Kathy Kleeman at