Eagleton Science and Politics Fellowship

Updated: 7 days ago
Location: New Brunswick, NEW JERSEY

Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University - New Brunswick, New Brunswick, New Jersey

The Eagleton Institute of Politics is seeking PhD-level scientists and engineers for a year of service in New Jersey State Government

The Eagleton Science and Politics Fellowship offers PhD-level scientists and engineers the opportunity to apply their training and expertise to the development and implementation of relevant state policy. As full-time aides in the executive or legislative branch, Science Fellows bring their advanced technical skills to service in state government.

During the one-year program, Science Fellows participate in the political process and support New Jersey state government officials in making evidence-based decisions in public policy areas involving science, engineering, and technology. Through this work, they develop an understanding of state government and learn how to build careers in public service.

The program begins with an intensive summer training seminar focused on New Jersey state politics and government, covering topics such as effective communication strategies, power structures, and political processes. Throughout the year, Science Fellows participate in professional development and networking sessions organized by the Institute.

The Eagleton Science and Politics Fellowship is a year-long, full-time fellowship for PhD-level scientists, engineers, physicians, and pharmacists based at the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University – New Brunswick.

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PhD or equivalent earned by July of the fellowship year in:

  • Natural sciences
  • Engineering
  • Medicine and Veterinary Medicine (MD, DO, DVM)
  • Pharmacy (PharmD)
  • Dentistry (DMD, DDS)


U.S. citizenship OR a suitable immigration status for non-residents

Application Process:

The Institute welcomes application between December 1, 2020 – January 18, 2021 submitted through the online portal. Three letters of reference must be emailed separately to science@eagleton.rutgers .edu by Monday, January 18, 2021.

For More Information:

For more information about the Fellowship and application process, please contact Anna Dulencin , PhD, Sr. Program Coordinator.

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