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  • Julia Decerega '18 interned at the Brazil Institute within the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars for the 2017 winter term. The following is an excerpt from her internship report.

    Thanks to a gracious grant from the Rockefeller Center, I was able to spend my winter term of 2017 in Washington, D.C. interning at the Brazil Institute within the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars. The Wilson Center is the official memorial to President Wilson and one of the most...

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  • This is an unpaid internship opportunity from outside the Rockefeller Center. Such opportunities are posted in an effort to help students find a leave-term internship experience in public policy or a social sciences related area. Such postings do not constitute an endorsement by the Center of the political objectives of any one person or organization.  

     

    Organization Name: Oxfam America

    Position Type: Internship -...

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  • On May 15, 2017, Karin Pettersson gave the Bernard D. Nossiter ’47 lecture on the challenges that traditional media outlets and democracy in a broader sense, face in a period of intense political polarization as encapsulated in far right-wing populist movements. Pettersson discussed the perfect storm formed by the transformation of the media landscape and the ascension of right-wing populism in Europe and the United States, combined with the vulnerabilities these changes have revealed....

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  • Congress declared the Fourth of July a federal holiday in 1870 as a day to celebrate the independence of the United States of America. The holiday is traditionally marked by fireworks, parades, and other outdoors celebrations across the country, the biggest being the Macy's Fourth of July fireworks show in New York City. Many politicians and public figures make public speeches honoring the country's history and heritage.

    Here in the Upper Valley, local towns and cities, such as...

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  • This is an unpaid internship opportunity from outside the Rockefeller Center. Such opportunities are posted in an effort to help students find a leave-term internship experience in public policy or a social sciences related area. Such postings do not constitute an endorsement by the Center of the political objectives of any one person or organization.  

    Organization Name: Office of U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan

    Position Type:...

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  • The Rockefeller Center’s Management and Leadership Development Program (MLDP) is a one-term program designed for sophomores, juniors, and seniors looking to make significant progress in their leadership and management development. Featuring weekly sessions led by expert guest speakers, MLDP employs experiential teaching techniques to engage students through hands-on learning of core management and leadership skills that employers have indicated are most important to them. Participants are...

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  • The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center hosted its annual Student and Alumni Reception in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, June 15, 2017. Each year the occasion provides an opportunity for the Center’s First-Year Fellows, newly arrived to the city and ready to embark on their 8-week summer internships, to meet and network with their Dartmouth Alumni mentors.

    “The First-Year Fellows program is a great example of the partnership between the Rockefeller Center and Dartmouth alumni, who find many...

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  • 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...

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  • In the Rocky & Me series, Seniors reflect on their experiences during their time at Dartmouth.

    The Rockefeller Center is the reason I came to Dartmouth College. During the 2012 election, I realized that the esoteric policy world in Washington affects me directly, and I wanted my college experience to prepare me to make a meaningful impact in that space. When I visited Dartmouth for...

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  • The Rockefeller Center is proud to announce that twenty-nine members of the Class of 2017 have completed their degree requirements with a minor in public policy.

    Intentionally flexible and broad in scope, a minor in public policy prepares students for both public and private sector careers in a variety of policy-related fields, such as health, energy, international relations, social justice, the domestic economy, poverty, gender issues, urban development, law, journalism, education,...

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