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

    In high school I was always involved in many clubs with leadership experiences, including sport, track and field. However, during my first year at Dartmouth I focused solely on track. When my training was not going as well as I had hoped, I turned to Rocky as a way to fulfill my desire...

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  • American imperialism and the idea of an American Empire are topics often discussed in debates over contemporary foreign policy. However, the expansion into what now is the American West is rarely framed in such terms. Expansion westward involved complex federal politics, regulation of settlement patterns, and the push for racial exclusion in the quest for a “white settler nation.”

    On Thursday, May 11 Paul Frymer, a professor of Politics and Director of the Program in Law and Public...

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  • Cheron Laughing '19 received the support of the Class of 1964 Fund to intern at the Navajo Nation Washington Office (NNWO) for the 2017 winter term. The following is an excerpt from her internship report.

    This winter I interned in the Navajo Nation Washington Office (NNWO) which was founded in 1984 to more actively safeguard this unique relationship and pursue the fulfillment of all responsibilities of the historic Treaty of 1868. It serves as a direct advocate of the Navajo...

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  • Since 2007, the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center has offered first-year students and Dartmouth alumni a dynamic program called First-Year Fellows (FYF). This program provides first-year students the opportunity to engage in public policy early in their Dartmouth careers.

    For students the program starts on campus during the fall and winter terms as potential participants are required to take PBPL 5: Introductory to Public Policy and a research methods course. They are also expected to...

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

    After taking AP Macroeconomics in high school, I arrived at Dartmouth fairly sure that I wanted to study Economics. I attended an Economics open house in the Rockefeller Center, and quite literally fell into the Public Policy minor at Dartmouth and found myself a home at the Rockefeller...

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  • In 2012, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta once warned that the United States is susceptible to a “cyber-Pearl Harbor,” citing the destructive potential of cyber-aggression. Years later, the premise of Secretary Panetta’s statement holds stable, as issues of cyber-security continue to make headlines. As the digital age has progressed, cyberspace has consistently proven to be a dynamic, open, and efficient platform for economic growth and the exchange of ideas. However, the very openness that...

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  • This is an unpaid opportunity from outside the Rockefeller Center.

    Position Type: Internship

    Location: Washington DC

    Sector: Non-Profit

    Wage or benefits: Transportation reimbursement of $500 per month

    Time Commitment: 30-40 hours per week for the summer

    Desired Class Year: Open to all class years including graduate students...

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  • This is an unpaid opportunity from outside the Rockefeller Center.

    Position Type: Internship

    Location: Washington DC

    Sector: Non-Profit

    Wage or benefits: Transportation reimbursement of $500 per month

    Time Commitment: 30-40 hours per week for the summer

    Desired Class Year: Open to all class years including graduate students...

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  • This is an unpaid opportunity from outside the Rockefeller Center.

    Position Type: Internship - unpaid

    Location: Los Angeles

    Sector: Non-Profit

    Start Date: May 22

    Wage or benefits: Unpaid, but a small stipend will be awarded at the end of the term

    Time Commitment: At least 15 hours a week, from May 22 – August 25

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  • This is a paid internship opportunity from outside the Rockefeller Center.

    Organization Name: Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

    Position Type: Research Intern

    Location: Washington DC

    Sector: Non-Profit

    Wage or benefits: Paid

    Time Commitment: Part–time, preference will be given to interns that can commit...

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