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Eagleton Institute of Politics
Eagleton Institute of Politics

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For Students
First Year Interest Groups - Bring Student Groups to Eagleton Institute
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Campaign Internship/Volunteer Opportunities

Application period for Class of 2020 is closed.
The Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University-New Brunswick offers an interdisciplinary fellowship program that connects Rutgers graduate students to the practice of politics through a required course and internship. The one-year fellowship aims to add a hands-on understanding of politics and government to the student’s academic course of study.
We invite students at the beginning of their junior year at Rutgers to apply to Eagleton Institute's Undergraduate Associates Program. The program offers an opportunity for a select group of students to study government and politics and share in the activities and resources of the Institute during their last three semesters at Rutgers.
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, DC. The monetary award is meant to ease the financial burden of working in Washington D.C. and is intended to offset living expenses.
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.
RU Ready’s mission is to provide young people with encouragement and practical advice to enable them to participate actively in the civic life of New Brunswick.
RU Voting provides election and voter information to Rutgers students.
As part of its efforts to promote civic education about representative democracy, the Eagleton Institute is offering small grants to teachers of social studies in middle schools and high schools throughout New Jersey.
The quality of our democracy is based in large part on the education youth receive in citizenship. Through research, public service, and educational programs, CYPP is dedicated to exploring civic education at the high school level and political participation among young adults.
Check out the opportunites for students at the Eagleton Institute and its Centers, including
    * research and program internships
    * work-study
    * volunteer work