Education

Undergraduate Education

Eagleton helps Rutgers University undergraduate students link the study of politics with its day-to-day practice. Students learn about how American politics and government work and change and build practical skills for political engagement.

About Eagleton Undergraduate Education Programs

Eagleton offers a variety of programs for Rutgers undergraduate students who are interested in learning more about the day-to-day practice of politics. From curricular programs, to research opportunities, internships, and leadership training—there are many ways undergraduate students can get involved.

Rutgers Summer Service Internship Initiative

President Holloway initiative for students to complete summer internships in public service. Students receive $5,000 stipend, gain real-world experience, knowledge of civics and career skills through an online summer course and receive tuition remission to cover 3- credit course. They also network with students across Rutgers and participate in special events. Apply in early November 2022. Learn more here.

Eagleton Undergraduate Associates Program

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. APPLY NOW! Deadline for the 2024 cohort is October 24th.

Courses taught at Eagleton

Fall 2022

Mondays:
Intro to Critical Intelligence Studies
10:20am – 11:40am
Instructor: Ava Majlesi
Course number: (01:790:292:01-09440)

American Political Thought to 1865
2:00 – 3:20pm
Instructor: Saladin Ambar
Course number: (01:790::375:01-09485)

Undergraduate Associate Internship
5:40 – 8:40pm
Instructor: Francine Newsome Pfeiffer
Course number: (01:790:481:02-09504)

Tuesdays
Gubernatorial Elections of 2022
12:10 – 1:30pm
Instructor: Kristoffer Shields and John Weingart
Course number: (090:101:61-19933)

Political Campaigning
5:40 – 8:40pm
Instructor: Michael DuHaime and Sarah Kozak
Course number: (01:790:301:01-09449)

Wednesdays
The Midterm Elections
8:30 – 11:30am
Instructor: Ross Baker
Course number: (01:790:349:01-09471)

Proseminar in Public Law
12:00 – 2:40pm
Instructor: Milt Heumann
Course number: (16:790:605-16194)

American Political Thought to 1865
2:00 – 3:20pm
Instructor: Saladin Ambar
Course number: (01:790::375:01-09485)

Thursdays
Intro to Critical Intelligence Studies
10:20am – 11:40am
Instructor: Ava Majlesi
Course number: (01:790:292:01-09440)

Darien Civic Engagement Project
12:10 – 1:30pm
Instructor: Elizabeth Matto
Course number: (01:790:250:01 09434)

Gender, Race, and the American Party System
12:00 – 2:40pm
Instructor: Kira Sanbonmatsu
Course number: (16:790:689-16200 )

Talking Politics: Disagreeing without Being Disagreeable
2:00 – 3:20pm
Instructor: Elizabeth Matto
Course number: (090:101:05-18819)

Asynchronous
Intro to Political Science Methods
Instructor: Ashley Koning
Course number: (01:790:300:01-09637)

Hours by arrangement
CAWP Internship
Instructor: Chelsea Hill/Christabel Cruz
Course number: (01:790:481:03-16047)

More Ways to Study Politics

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)
First Year Interest Group seminars are available in a wide variety of topic areas to incoming Rutgers students. Peer Instructors: 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. Rutgers students can apply for a scholarship to attend.

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.