Course Description


Open to second and third year students. Student are selected competitively by the Eagleton Institute of Politics at the end of the Spring Term preceding the Fellowship.

Eagleton Fellowships consist of the Henry J. Raimondo Legislative Fellowship, the Governor’s Executive Fellowship, and the Government Fellowship. Each program is University-wide, admitting eight graduate or professional students selected among applicants from all Rutgers campuses. In the Fall Term, Fellows enroll at the Eagleton Institute in New Brunswick in a seminar concerning the political and/or legislative process. During the Spring Term, students work 15 hours per week in executive agencies, legislative offices, or other government positions in Trenton and also participate in sessions at the Eagleton Institute in New Brunswick. Students meet with the supervising faculty member in Camden by arrangement, and may be asked to submit reflection papers or journals regarding what they are learning from their experiences.

The one-year fellowship provides a monetary stipend for education expenses. Students can visit the Eagleton website for an application and information at Information on application requirements is posted each year during the Spring Term, with a deadline in early April.