The Eagleton Institute of Politics (EIP) explores state and national politics through research, education, and public service, linking the study of politics with its day-to-day practices. The institute focuses attention on how contemporary political systems work, how they change, and how they might work better. Eagleton's faculty, centers, and programs specialize in the study of state politics and government, especially state legislatures and the state executive; public opinion polling and survey research; women's participation in politics; minority and immigrant political behavior; campaigns, elections, and political parties; youth civic education and political engagement; climate change, social policy, and politics; and New Jersey politics. The institute includes the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) and the Center for Public Interest Polling (CPIP), both established in the early 1970s. For Rutgers graduate and undergraduate students, Eagleton offers a range of education programs, including graduate fellowships, an undergraduate certificate, research assistantships and internships, and opportunities to interact with political practitioners. The institute also convenes conferences and other forums for the general public. In addition, Eagleton undertakes projects to enhance political understanding and involvement, often in collaboration with public leaders, government agencies, the media, nonprofit groups, and other academic institutions.