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

Spring 2021

Mondays:
Darien Civic Engagement Project – 10:55 am ‐ 12:15 pm
Instructor: Elizabeth C. Matto
Course number: (790:251:01-10626) 

Introduction to Critical Intelligence Studies – 10:55 am ‐ 12:15 pm
Instructor: Ava Majlesi
Course number: (790:292:01-10632)

Introduction to Poli Sci Methods – 10:55 am ‐ 12:15 pm
Instructor: Ashley Koning
Course number: (790:300:05-10639)

Introduction to Critical Intelligence Studies – 12:35 – 1:55 pm
Instructor: Ava Majlesi
Course number: (790:292:02-10633)

Tuesdays
Processes of Politics – 9:15AM-12:15PM
Instructor: Elizabeth C. Matto
Course number: (790:429:01-10688)

Wednesdays
Practice of Politics – 9:15 am ‐ 12:15 pm
Instructor: Saladin Ambar
Course number: (790:428:01-10687)

CYPP Internship – 9:15 am ‐ 12:15 pm
Instructor: Elizabeth C. Matto
Course number: (790:482:08-10690)

Women and American Politics – 12:35 ‐ 3:35 pm
Instructor: Kira Sanbonmatsu
Course number: (790:335:01-10655 and 988:336:01-10656)

Thursdays
Critical Thinking and Analytic Writing for the Intelligence Community – 8:10 – 11:10 am
Instructor: Elie Honig
Course number: (790:483:03-10693)

Introduction to Critical Intelligence Studies – 10:55 am ‐ 12:15 pm
Instructor: Ava Majlesi
Course number: (790:292:01-10632)

Introduction to Poli Sci Methods – 10:55 am ‐ 12:15 pm
Instructor: Ashley Koning
Course number: (790:300:05-10639)

Introduction to Critical Intelligence Studies – 12:35 – 1:55 pm
Instructor: Ava Majlesi
Course number: (790:292:02-10633)

Gerrymandering and Democracy – 2:15 – 5:15 pm
Instructors: John Farmer and John Weingart
(790:349:02-20738 and 790:527:01-20690)

Hours by arrangement
CAWP Internship
Instructor: Chelsea Hill
Course number: (790:481:03-10689)

Research in Critical Intelligence Studies
Instructor: Ava Majlesi
Course number: (790:484:01‐10694 and 790:484:02‐20777)

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.

 

Grabbing Back the Film

Interested in archival footage? Black woman in politics? Documentary filmmaking? We are looking for an intern to research archival and news footage (film, video and stills) for a documentary film about Black women in politics.

About the film: Fed up with Trump’s presidency, African American women across America, like Jahana Hayes, Ayanna Pressley and Lauren Underwood, mobilized to run for office and used their voices to change the course of our country! Against all odds, these three women (of the seven subjects in our documentary) resoundingly won their elections as the unendorsed candidates in stunning victories to defeat seasoned politicians, 50 years to the day of Shirley Chisholm’s election to Congress! Grabbing Back, which follows these remarkable candidates’ from their journeys to win a Congressional seat, to the swearing in ceremonies in Washington D.C. in January 2019, shines a light on their extraordinary feat and the broad impact Congresswomen Hayes, Pressley and Underwood will have on our country’s shift towards humanity and fairness. Learn more here.

In addition to Congresswomen Hayes, Pressley and Underwood, our film features four other formidable Black Women candidates who did not win their elections but were all impactful including, Stephany Rose Spaulding, Pam Keith, Tanzie Youngblood and Tamara Harris. All of the subjects of our film were determined first time Congressional candidates from Connecticut, Massachusetts, Florida, Colorado and New Jersey.

Interested applicants should e-mail Pamela French at pamela@grabbingbackthefilm.com.

 

Network Contagion Research Institute (NCRI) Remote Internship Opportunity Spring 2021

The Network Contagion Research Institute seeks motivated students to be a part of a breakthrough intelligence platform, Consense. Consense creates a crowdsourced, data-ready readout map of planned protests and strategic developments. It overlays predictive models and machine learning, along with the wisdom of the crowd through aggregating predictions, to make the process of mapping threats collaborative and accurate.

Internship Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Daily collection and review of current events via open-source and proprietary social- media monitoring tools to update the mapping system and generate real-time threat reports.
  • Tracking and analyzing geopolitical issues and threats, providing insights into how these threats could impact the homeland.
  • Generate and communicate pertinent findings via oral and written briefs.
  • Research emerging threats stemming from the cyber-social domain.

Ideal candidates will have the following experience:

  • Currently pursuing degree in Political Science, International Studies, Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Data Science, or related field of study.
  • Excellent communication skills and attention to detail; ability to compose written products and presentations under time pressure.
  • Basic understanding or willingness to learn open-source research techniques, social media monitoring and collection, threat assessments, and best practices to identify relevant information from various open source platforms.
  • Analytic and critical thinking skills, and a deep desire to learn.

This internship is unpaid and for academic credit only. It will satisfy either the research or internship requirement for the Critical Intelligence Studies minor. If accepted, contact avamaj@rutgers.edu for special permission number to enroll in 790:484 or 790:485.

If you are interested in applying for this position please send contact information and resume to alex@ncri.io.