The Class of 2020 First-Year Fellows in D.C.

17X Civic Skills Training

The Class of 2020 First-Year Fellows attend Civic Skills Training the week before their Washington, D.C. fellowships begin.

17X Civic Skills Training

Matthew Davis MPH '09 facilitates a Civic Skills Training workshop on Advocacy Writing for the Class of 2020 First-Year Fellows in Washington, D.C.

The Class of 2020 First-Year Fellows arrived in Washington, D.C. this week and are currently participating in the Civic Skills Training (CST) component of the program. The Fellows have already completed four on-campus training sessions during the spring term and will now spend an additional five days of training in Washington, D.C. before their fellowships begin on Monday.

The CST curriculum covers everything from public speaking, networking, and advocacy writing to project management, team work, and professionalism and is designed to prepare the students for a successful internship experience and beyond. The week includes classroom sessions facilitated by Deputy Director Sadhana Hall and Program Officer Sam Williamson, workshops hosted by area alumni, and excursions around the city to familiarize the students with Capitol Hill and the surrounding area.

Additionally, the Fellows attend the annual Dartmouth Student and Alumni Reception, hosted by the Rockefeller Center in Washington, DC. The reception provides an opportunity for area alumni and friends of the Center to meet the current First-Year Fellows along with other Dartmouth students interning in Washington, D.C. during the summer. Special recognition goes to those Dartmouth alumni who serve as First-Year Fellow mentors and internship supervisors.

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