Darien Civic Engagement Project

Experience Politics

For the upcoming Fall semester, students can register for the 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 engagement initiative to provide students with comprehensive and accurate voter information to Rutgers University students.

In conjunction with their coursework, DCEP students will meet together on Thursdays from 10:55am to 12:15pm at the Eagleton Institute of Politics to discuss and implement best practices of voter engagement on campus.

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 2020 cohort!


  • Assisting with RU Voting by registering and mobilizing fellow students to participate in the November General Election
  • Develop leadership and presentation skills
  • Learn to run a successful voter engagement campaign
  • Researching youth political participation rates
  • 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
  • Eager to engage fellow students in voter registration and mobilization drives
  • Detail-orientated and responsible attitude

Application Process

To access the Fall 2020 application, download it here. For more information about the program please contact Jessica Ronan at jronan@eagleton.rutgers.edu

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

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