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  • Through the Dartmouth-Oxford Exchange Program, undergraduate students are able to spend a term living and studying at the University of Oxford’s Keble College. As a fully integrated member of the Oxford community, these students take courses in the British tutorial system that relate to their major and course of study at Dartmouth. Anwita Mahajan ’17, an Economics major, participated in this exchange term during the winter of 2017.

    As one of the few off-campus exchange programs...

  • PRS Students Testify before the Vermont House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife

    On Friday, April 21, 2017, two Class of 1964 Policy Research Shop students, Joby Bernstein ’17 and Bill Kosmidis ’19, traveled to Montpelier to testify before the Vermont House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife, chaired by Rep. David Deen.  In a prior PRS testimony before the committee, PRS students had presented a policy brief that placed a valuation on Lake Champlain. ...

  • Organization Name: Dorsey and Whitney Future Leaders Program

    Position Type: Week-long fellowship

    Location: New York, NY

    Sector: Law

    Application Deadline: April 28, 2017

    Wage or benefits: Stipend and communting expenses

    Time Commitment: August 21-25, 2017

    Organization website: ...

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

    I found the Rockefeller Center my freshman fall and was most involved my first two years: as a First-Year Fellow, through the...

  • Megan McArdle is a Washington-based writer focused on the interrelationship of business, economics, and public policy. Her work has appeared in outlets including but not limited to The Economist, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Bloomberg, Newsweek, Time, and Businessweek. Her book, The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well Is the Key to Success, analyzes how failing well may turn out to be a key to success.


  • The Rockefeller Center Senior Honors Grants program provides grants of up to $1,000 for undergraduate students writing a senior honors thesis in the social sciences. Read about Nana Adjeiwaa-Manu's experience developing her thesis Grieving for the Ungrievable: Support Systems Among Bereaved Ghanaians in the United States. Nana credits the Rockefeller Center and Mellon...

  • Noah Goldstein '18 interned at the U.S. Department of Commerce during the 2016 Fall Term. The following is an excerpt from his internship report

    During the fall of 2016 I worked for the U.S. Department of Commerce – Trade Administration & Commercial Services in the U.S. Embassy at London as an international trade assistant. The organization is the trade branch of the government and, as this one was based in the UK, was responsible for encouraging U.S. exports to the UK....

  • On Thursday, April 13, the Rockefeller Center and the Student Veterans Association at Dartmouth co-hosted a Student Lunch with Professor William Wohlforth.

    Professor Wohlforth, the Daniel Webster Professor of Government at Dartmouth, discussed and answered questions on his newest book, America Abroad: The United States’ Global Role in the 21st Century, co-authored with colleague, Stephen Brooks.

    America Abroad provides a nuanced look at how America’s global...

  • Dr. Gama Perruci, Dean of the McDonough Leadership Center at Marietta College, facilitated one of the most engaging, entertaining, and eye-opening lectures I've ever been a part of.

    From the very start, we were parts of the complex puzzle of cultural competency that he was putting together. Dr. Perruci explained concepts using us as role-playing examples, which made the lessons more real.

    Our simulation of a welcome ceremony on a small island made me think outside of the box...

  • Housing Tip Sheet

    This tip sheet was compiled from the feedback of previous interns. Scroll to the bottom for links that have been helpful to students in the past.


    1. Start Early: Affordable internship housing gets competitive (especially for the summer term), so start as early as possible. Start looking even before you have secured an internship, and put down a deposit as soon as your internship is...



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