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Darien Civic Engagement Project

Experience Politics

The Eagleton Institute of Politics and Department of Political Science invite students for Fall 2017 to apply for the Darien Civic Engagement Project (DCEP) – an exciting opportunity to put your interest in politics into action on the Rutgers campus and local communities.

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 – an initiative designed to register, educate, and mobilize Rutgers students to be politically active.

In conjunction with their coursework, DCEP students will meet together weekly, help organize, and participate in voter registration drives on campus; and 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 2017 experience!


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


  • Open to students of all majors, all schools and all class years
  • 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: 

A special thank you to:

The Darien Fund for the U.S. Constitution, Citizenship, and Civic Engagement.


Check out the projects that students in our Fall 2016 class have created here!