Get Involved

Students

There are a range of ways undergraduate and graduate students can get involved at the Eagleton Institute of Politics, including curricular education programs, internship awards and placements, courses, campaign and leadership trainings, as well as research and volunteer opportunities.

Get Involved

Eagleton helps Rutgers graduate and undergraduate students link the study of American politics to the day-to-day practice through a variety of curricular and special initiative programs.

Curricular Education Programs

Eagleton Graduate Fellowship in Politics and Government
Apply for Class of 2021 online starting in late January 2020
The Eagleton Fellowship offers select Rutgers graduate students the opportunity to further their understanding of government, public affairs, and the practice of politics. All Rutgers graduate students are eligible to apply for this one-year, interdisciplinary certificate program.

Eagleton Undergraduate Associates Program
Apply for Class of 2022 online starting in September 2020
Eagleton Undergraduate Associates learn about real-world politics and government from experienced practitioners and faculty. Rutgers University juniors from any school or major are eligible to apply for this selective three-semester certificate program.

Undergraduate Student Programs

Aresty Research Assistant Program
Eagleton faculty regularly work with undergraduate students through the Rutgers University Aresty Research Assistant Program.

Attend an Event
The Eagleton Institute presents an annual event series designed to promote civil discourse that celebrates democracy, respects politics, and encourages civic engagement.

Darien Civic Engagement Project
Undergraduate students earn Political Science course credits and gain practical experience in civic education as well as voter registration, education, and mobilization.

First Year Interest Groups (FIGS)
To schedule an information session with Eagleton faculty and staff, contact Sarah Kozak at skozak@eagleton.rutgers.edu.

NEW Leadership®
NEW Leadership® is CAWP’s national initiative to educate and empower the next generation of women leaders. NEW Leadership® teaches college women the value of civic engagement and encourages them to see themselves as empowered leaders who can effectively participate in politics and public policy.

Ready to Run®
Ready to Run® is a national network of non-partisan campaign training programs committed to electing more women to public office.

RU Ready
A civic engagement initiative, Rutgers undergraduates work with local high school students to build civic, political, and expressive skills needed to address public problems in their communities.

RU Voting
A non-partisan effort, RU Voting encourages Rutgers students to pay attention to politics, register to vote, and turn out on Election Day.

RU Running
A training program for politically interested college students considering running for public office or interested in working on a campaign.

Rutgers-Eagleton Washington Internship Award Program
The Rutgers-Eagleton Washington Internship Award Program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 to outstanding Rutgers undergraduate students for summer internships in government/public service in Washington, D.C. The monetary award is meant to ease the financial burden of working in Washington D.C. and is intended to offset living expenses.

Young Elected Leaders Project
Launched in 2002 with funding from the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Young Elected Leaders Project (YELP) studies and works with young people who run for public office.

 

Graduate Student Programs

Attend an Event
The Eagleton Institute presents an annual event series designed to promote civil discourse that celebrates democracy, respects politics, and encourages civic engagement.

Eagleton Science and Politics Workshop
Workshops enable graduate students, post-docs, and faculty to explore intersections between science and politics in order to increase their understanding of how politics affects their disciplines and how they can effectively engage with political and policymaking leaders and institutions.

Ready to Run®
Ready to Run® is a national network of non-partisan campaign training programs committed to electing more women to public office. Rutgers students can apply for a scholarship to attend.

 

Work at Eagleton

Employment Opportunities and Internships

Undergraduate and graduate students can earn credit for their work with various Eagleton centers and projects through internships and research assistant positions. Volunteers and work study students also assist Eagleton in its work. For general information, contact Sarah Kozak at skozak@eagleton.rutgers.edu and check for opportunities here.

Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) Internships
Center for Youth Political Participation Internships
Eagleton Center on the American Governor Internships
Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling Internships

 

Courses at Eagleton

Fall 2020

Mondays:
Writing for the Intelligence Communities – 12:35-1:55pm
Instructor: Ava Majlesi
Course number: (790:483:02-07207)

Preparing to Govern: The American Presidential Transition – 12:35-1:55pm
Instructors: John J. Farmer, Jr. and Richard Bagger
Course number:
(Grad 790:527:01-19414)
(Undergrad 790:491:02-07212)

Legislative Policymaking – 2:15-5:15pm
Instructor: Richard Bagger
Course number: (34:833:520:01-15803)

Undergraduate Associate Internship – 5:35-8:35pm
Instructor: Francine Newsome Pfeiffer
Course number: (01:790:481:05-07205)

Tuesdays
Youth Political Participation Internship – 9:15AM-12:15PM
Instructor: Elizabeth C. Matto
Course number: (01:790:481:04-07204)

Gender and American Politics – 12:00-2:40PM
Instructor: Kira Sanbonmatsu
Course number: (790:689:01-14067)

Introduction to Critical Intelligence Studies – 2:15-3:35PM
Instructor: Ava Majlesi
Course number: (01:790:292:01-07145)

Political Campaigning – Tuesdays, 5:35-8:35 PM
Instructors: Kristoffer Shields, Michael DuHaime, and Maggie Moran
Course number: (01:790:301:01-07154)

Wednesdays
Practice of Politics/Baker Dozen – 9:15AM-12:15PM
Instructor: Baker
Course number: (01:790:428:01-19806)

Governors 2020: The Most Overlooked Powerful People in Politics – 10:55AM-12:15PM
Instructor: Kristoffer Shields
Course number: (01:090:101:30-20086)

Thursdays
The Presidential Election of 2020 – 10:55AM-12:15PM
Instructor: John Weingart
Course number: (01:090:101:36)

Darien Civic Engagement Project – 10:55AM-12:15PM
Instructor: Elizabeth C. Matto
Course number: (01:790:250:01-07140)

Writing for the Intelligence Communities – 12:35-1:55pm
Instructor: Ava Majlesi
Course number: (790:483:02-07207)

Introduction to Critical Intelligence Studies – 2:15-3:35PM
Instructor: Ava Majlesi
Course number: (01:790:292:01-07145)

Fridays
Perspectives on American Politics – 12:00-3:00PM
Instructors: Peter McDonough, Joseph Doria, and T. Missy Balmir
Course number: (16:790:595:01-14056)

Student Internship & Volunteer Opportunities in Government & Politics

Eagleton does not endorse or support any candidates or campaigns. The listing is provided as a service to Rutgers students. Opportunities appear as they are received by Eagleton.

To submit an opportunity, click here.

Research Data Analyst – The Obama Chicks

We’re a global media firm creating a written documentary of President Obama’s legacy to American Women in politics. We’re interviewing 44 women who supported Obama in his life, campaigns and administration.

We’re looking for a Research Data Analyst. Below are the duties:

  • Perform Data analysis on the following:
  • Voter / election data by Gender during the Obama campaigns.
  • Campaign finance data, by gender for the Obama campaigns.
  • Other analytics by gender during the Obama campaigns.
  • Summarize data analysis in various charts, infographs, data viz.
  • Perform policy analysis and Research analysis on various aspects of President Obamas administration.
  • Summarize the policy analysis in writing, charts, etc.
  • Cross-check outputs of data-related tasks
  • Maintain datasets, code bases, and toolkit hygiene
  • Oversee the research team’s use of third party data platforms and help troubleshoot issues
  • Other kool stuff as needed.

This person will work with the project team to share research and insights. This may be a client-facing position so we’d need someone comfortable interfacing with the client and able to do so professionally. Need someone creative, preferably experienced with women’s social empowerment, women of color political empowerment and US presidential politics.

This paid internship position is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. The intended start date is June 18, 2020 and the end date is September 15, 2020. Interns are expected to work 30 hours per week.

Apply by emailing Pamela M. Jasper at jasper@theobamachicks.com.

 

Virtual Assistant – Documentary for Obama and Women

We’re a global media firm creating a written documentary of President Obama’s legacy to American Women in politics. We’re interviewing 44 women who supported Obama in his life, campaigns and administration. These are high profile women including senators and congresswomen. This person must have an executive presence and a high level of professionalism.

We’re looking for a Virtual Executive Assistant to perform the following duties:

  • Help compile leads or identify new women to be interviewed as necessary, sourcing their or their assistant’s contact info.
  • Contact by email or calls to the women and/or their assistants, scheduling a Discovery Call with the Author using Calendly etc.
  • Send sales pitches to the leads. Respond to them as necessary.
  • Help to confirm women interviews. Schedule them accordingly. Setup conference calls.
  • Help to organize the document repository and maintain document organization/file system.
  • Coordinate as necessary between women/author/marketing manager/writers as necessary.
  • Various sundry administrative support duties.
  • Other kool stuff as needed.

This is a client-facing position so we’d need someone comfortable interfacing with the client and able to do so professionally. Need someone creative, preferably experienced with women’s social empowerment, women of color political empowerment and US presidential politics.

This paid internship position is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. The intended start date is June 18, 2020 and the end date is September 15, 2020. Interns are expected to work 30 hours per week.

Apply by emailing Pamela M. Jasper at jasper@theobamachicks.com.