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Darien Civic Engagement Project

Experience Politics

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

DCEP Group
Participation Requirements:

The Darien Civic Engagement Project is offered during the Fall and Spring semesters. For the upcoming Fall semester, students will register for a 1.5 credit Topics in Political Science course (790:250). Enrolled 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;research youth voter turn-out rates 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 2018 experience!


  • 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!


  • Open to students of all majors, all schools and all class years (Undergraduates and Graduate students)
  • Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Successful applicants must register for 790:250:Special Topics in Political Science: Teaching Citizenship (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.