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Darien Civic Engagement Project

Experience Politics

The Eagleton Institute of Politics and Department of Political Science invite students for Fall 2018 to apply for the Darien Civic Engagement Project (DCEP) – an exciting opportunity to put your interest in politics into action on the Rutgers campus.

DCEP Group
Participation Requirements:

DCEP is offered in the Fall and in the Spring. For the upcoming Fall semester, students will register for a 1.5 credit Topics in Political Science course (790:250). DCEP students will work together with Dr. Elizabeth Matto of the Eagleton Institute of Politics and CYPP staff on RU Voting – a civic education initiative designed to register and mobilize Rutgers students in voting and political engagement.

In conjunction with their coursework, DCEP students will meet together weekly, help register Rutgers University students to vote through voter registration drives ;p research youth voter turn-out rates ; participate in a public presentation at the Eagleton Institute of Politics at the end of the semester.

If taken in conjunction with an additional 1.5-credit political science course, such as Reading Social Science Research (790:254), these credits will count as political science elective credits.

 

We are currently accepting applications for the Fall 2018 experience!

Benefits:

  • Assisting with RU Voting to register Rutgers students to vote
  • Networking opportunities
  • Interacting with professors and politically engaged students to explore politics
  • Opportunities to participate in special events and great food!

Eligibility:

  • Open to students of all majors, all schools and all class years (Undergraduates and Graduates)
  • Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Successful applicants register for 790:250, Section 1. Topics in Political Science: Citizenship and Civic Engagement (1.5 credits)

 

Application Process: 

Check out some of the projects made by Darien students:
Fall 2017 Projects

A special thank you to:
The Darien Fund for the U.S. Constitution, Citizenship, and Civic Engagement.