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 2019

Mondays:
Introduction to Poli Sci Methods – 10:55AM-12:15PM
Instructor: Ashley Koning
Course number: (01:790:300:04‐12720) 24

Legislative Policy Making – 2:15-4:55PM
Instructor: Richard Bagger
Course number: (34:833:520:01‐02497) 20

Tuesdays
Youth Political Participation Internship – 9:15AM-12:15PM
Instructor: Elizabeth C. Matto
Course number: (01:790:481:08‐05122) 5

Disagreeing Without Being Disagreeable – 12:35-1:55PM
Instructors: Elizabeth C. Matto and Randi Chmielewski
Course number: (01:090:101:60‐07290) 20

Introduction to Critical Intelligence Studies – 2:15-3:35PM
Instructor: Ava Majlesi
Course number: (01:790:292:01‐13685) 30

Political Campaigning – Tuesdays, 5:35-8:35 PM
Instructors: Kristoffer Shields, Michael DuHaime, and Maggie Moran
Course number: 01:790:301:01-00361

Wednesdays
The American Governor: Dealing with Disaster – 10:55AM-12:15PM
Instructor: Kristoffer Shields
Course number: (01:090:101:84‐09081) 20

Women and American Politics – 12:35-3:35PM
Instructor: Kira Sanbonmatsu
Course number: (01:790:335:01:13712) 35

Undergraduate Associate Internship Seminar – 5:35-8:35PM
Instructor: Francine Newsome Pfeiffer
Course number: (01:790:481:05‐04234) 26

Thursdays
Introduction to Poli Sci Methods – 10:55AM-12:15PM
Instructor: Ashley Koning
Course number: (01:790:300:04‐12720) 24

Darien Civic Engagement Project – 10:55AM-12:15PM
Instructor: Elizabeth C. Matto
Course number: (01:790:250:01‐08339) 15

Introduction to Critical Intelligence Studies – 2:15-3:35PM
Instructor: Ava Majlesi
Course number: (01:790:292:01‐13685) 30

Fridays
Perspectives on American Politics – 12:00-3:00PM
Instructor: Peter McDonough
Course number: (16:790:595:01‐16597) 19

Student Internship & Volunteer Opportunities in Government & Politics

Interested in getting first-hand political and governmental experience? See below for a list of internship and volunteer opportunities submitted by local government offices and campaigns.

Please check back for updates.

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.