Undergraduate Associates explore applications of political science to the practice and processes of American politics. This certificate program is open to Junior undergraduate students in any Rutgers school or discipline. Selected students will spend the second semester of their Junior year and all of their Senior year as Undergraduate Associates. The program is a cooperative educational endeavor between the Eagleton Institute of Politics and the Department of Political Science.
The Lloyd C. Gardner Fellowship Program in Leadership & Social Policy will provide Rutgers students with the opportunity for sustained engagement with substantial and challenging issues of the 21st century. It is a competitive year-long program that gives SAS juniors an opportunity to deepen their understanding of major global issues, to develop strong leadership skills, and to take a prominent role in addressing these issues in the coming decades. Program participants will be provided with a $1000 scholarship and research funds.
The Ralph W. Voorhees Program in Public Service awards four fellowships of $5,000 each annually to students who have chosen to focus their academic pursuits on civically engaged learning through research projects in community development and planning, community-based education, entrepreneurship, housing, public transportation, public health or public policy. The program is open to undergraduate applicants from any major in any school at Rutgers. Students work on research projects in partnership with community organizations. Fellows meet weekly in the classroom to work on the project, build skills, reflect on community experiences, meet community leaders from New Jersey and beyond and learn about the types of jobs they may seek after school. Students will earn three credits in the Fall semester of their junior or senior year and present their project publicly at the end of the term.
For Rutgers-New Brunswick students only, the Aresty Research Assistant (RA) Program enables students to work on specific projects with faculty mentors from a variety of fields during the academic year. RAs earn a stipend of $1,000 and gain valuable research skills. They participate in training sessions and workshops, attend special social events, and receive the support and guidance of a peer group and the Aresty Research Center staff. The RA program also provides the opportunity to develop close working relationships with faculty members, postdoctoral and graduate students, and peers who have similar interests and can offer professional advice, support, and recommendations. If this sounds like the kind of education that you came to Rutgers for, and if you would like to receive a stipend to work closely with a world-renowned faculty member on his or her research, then the Aresty Center is for you
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Washington D.C. Programs
The American Enterprise Summer Institute brings together 25 select college undergraduates for an opportunity unlike any other in Washington: a monthlong, fully-funded experience debating ideas about liberty and free enterprise and learning the principles and methods of public policy analysis.
The Hertog Political Studies Program offers exceptional students a unique opportunity to undertake a broad and rigorous study of political ideas and institutions, public policy, and statesmanship. Students will read classic texts in the history of political philosophy with outstanding faculty from institutions across the country. They will explore the fundamental principles of American politics and the opinions that distinguish left and right in America. They will consider major challenges that American foreign policy confronts. They will closely examine political leadership with prominent men and women who shape American public policy. And they will have the opportunity to study the light literature casts on politics and the special challenge that religion presents.
Programs Across the U.S.
The Independent Institute’s Summer Seminars, essay contests, and scholarship are all free for students in high school and college. Each seminar or contest is a rigorous study in economics, history, law and philosophy.
FEE’s mission is to inspire, educate and connect future leaders with the economic, ethical and legal principles of a free society. For young minds interested in an introduction to free market economics and its foundations in the broader philosophy of individual liberty, FEE is the best source for inspiring content, programs and community.
The ISI Honors Program is a highly selective yearlong mentoring fellowship for fifty of the nation’s most promising undergraduates. Honors Fellows are assigned an Academic Mentor who guides them through reading projects and advises on intellectual questions and career options. Fellows explore the West’s intellectual tradition at a weeklong, all-expenses paid summer conference, at weekend colloquia, and through online correspondence. Fellows receive an array of ISI publications, including American Conservatism: An Encyclopedia and Modern Age, and are notified of employment, fellowship, and internship opportunities.
The PPIA Fellowship Program helps students achieve a Master's Degree or joint degree, typically in public policy, public administration, international affairs or a related field. The organization does this through the intensive study provided by participation in a Junior Summer Institute (JSI), through partnerships with universities across the country, and through an alumni network that provides opportunities to connect with nearly 4000 individuals who share the same interest in public service.
The mission of the Claremont Institute is to restore the principles of the American Founding to their rightful, preeminent authority in our national life. These principles are expressed most eloquently in the Declaration of Independence, which proclaims that "all men are created equal and are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights." To recover the founding principles in our political life means recovering a limited and accountable government that respects private property, promotes stable family life, and maintains a strong national defense.
The Public Policy and Leadership Conference (PPLC) is designed to inform students about careers in the public sector. The conference will encourage students who possess a commitment to public service to prepare for graduate study in public policy and international affairs, as well as to provide information on financial support through various fellowship programs.
IHS summer seminars explore the ideas of liberty, drawn from the classical liberal intellectual tradition, and invite you to look at the world and your future plans with the cause of freedom in mind. At each seminar, lectures from leading scholars draw on history, economics, political theory, public policy, law, literature, and a wide variety of professional experiences. The seminar week is designed to raise big questions, foster in-depth discussions, and create opportunities to connect with people from around the world who believe in liberty. Participants walk away with a deeper understanding of liberty, new career possibilities, and a multidisciplinary network.