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.

 

RU Voting Internship with Eagleton’s Center for Youth Political Participation

CYPP is accepting applications for RU Voting interns for Fall 2021!

Interns will work on RU Voting, a non-partisan effort to register, mobilize and engage Rutgers University students to participate in politics and vote in local, state and national elections. Students from all years, majors, campuses and schools are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: Friday April 16th at 5:00PM. Questions? Email Jessica Ronan at jronan@eagleton.rutgers.edu

 

Darien Civic Engagement Project with Eagleton’s Center for Youth Political Participation
Looking to receive 1.5 credits for encouraging political participation in the New Jersey elections? Apply for the fall cohort of the Darien Civic Engagement Project! Students from all majors, years, schools and campuses are encouraged to apply.

Application deadline: Wednesday April 14, 2021 at 5:00PM. Questions? Email Jessica Ronan at jronan@eagleton.rutgers.edu

 

New Jersey Division on Civil Rights Education and Training Internship
The New Jersey Division on Civil Rights (DCR) seeks two (2) highly-motivated Education and Training interns with a passion for protecting civil rights, to participate in its summer internship program. The internship will last a minimum of eight weeks with a start date of May 26, 2021.

To apply, please submit application materials to externships@njcivilrights.gov indicating “Education and Training Intern” in the email subject line by April 30, 2021.

 

Center For Civic Engagement – Administrative Specialist
The mission of the Center For Civic Engagement is to showcase USF’s distinctive commitment to civic and community engagement through development of the citizen scholar model.

The Administrative Specialist performs higher level administrative support duties for the Center for Civic Engagement located on the St. Petersburg campus. This is the only full time position supporting the Center. The Administrative Specialist performs duties such as administering surveys and compiling data on civic engagement. These data collection efforts are vital to USF’s Carnegie Community Engagement classification, which is a legislative mandate. The Administrative Specialist also prepares reports and correspondence, addresses information requests, plans conferences and meetings, acts as liaison with the STP Academic Affairs business services center, makes travel arrangements, and maintains calendars, schedules, and monitors deadlines.

Apply by April 23, 2021.

 

Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling (ECPIP) Internships

Data Visualization and Graphic Representation Intern — ECPIP
The data visualization and graphic representation intern will create, maintain, and advance the Center’s capabilities to visually and graphically display data from poll results in press releases, on the Center’s official website and social network accounts, and in its other publications. The intern will specifically be responsible for generating and continually updating graphs and charts that depict important data trends over time. The goal of the position will be to create graphics and visual displays that enhance the findings from the Center’s data. Learn more and apply.

General Research Intern — ECPIP
The general research intern will assist ECPIP staff with conducting research and communicating findings to the public. The general research intern’s responsibilities will include: attend weekly ECPIP meetings, prepare weekly progress reports for ECPIP staff, assist with press release preparation, write blog posts, and conduct research and analysis of data. Additionally, the general research intern must maintain confidentiality about all survey instruments, projects, and data until they are published and released to the public. Learn more and apply.

Public Relations and Social Media Intern — ECPIP
The public relations/social media intern will develop, maintain, and expand the online presence of ECPIP, predominantly on Facebook and Twitter. Written strategy plans and assignments will be required weekly throughout the semester. The intern will also keep track of any press received by ECPIP. The intern will work closely with other ECPIP staff. Learn more and apply.

Website Design and Maintenance Intern — ECPIP
The website maintenance intern will primarily be responsible for the ECPIP website. The intern will maintain and expand the current site. The ECPIP site is WordPress-based. Learn more and apply.