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The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center
Dartmouth College
6082 Rockefeller Hall
Hanover, NH 03755 USA
603 646-3874
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Civic Skills Training

Civic Skills Training

Civic Skills Training (CST) helps students gain valuable workplace skills before their first day on the job. CST is designed to both inform students about the structures and processes of the political world, as well as provide the tangible skills necessary to excel in their internships and beyond. Students attend four on-campus training sessions in the spring term and go to Washington, DC, for a four-day training session in June. The Rockefeller Center gives $250 towards the cost of travel to DC and provides your accommodations and meals while in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. The training includes meetings and sessions around the city, and provides an excellent opportunity for students to familiarize themselves with our Nation's Capitol.What Will Students Learn?

The curriculum for each of the training days builds cumulatively in order to provide a comprehensive, and coherent picture of the public and nonprofit sectors. Students will participate in workshops on such topics as:

  • Public speaking

  • Networking

  • Resource mobilization

  • Media relations

  • Goal setting and program management

  • Workplace skills and professionalism

Students will also have the opportunity to meet with Dartmouth alumni and other professionals working in the civic sector. They will provide them with valuable contacts, insights, and perspectives. Below is a sampling of the types of organizations from which we draw our trainers:

  • Media and communications agencies

  • Think tanks

  • Lobby groups

  • The legislative and executive branches of government

June 2014 Civic Skills Training 

CST at Reception

June 2014 Civic Skills Training students: Front Row: Alexandra Woodruff, Wanda Czerwinski, Alexa Sonnenfeld, Angie Lee; Second Row: Joby Bernstein, Ke Zhao, Morgan Sandhu, Amanda Harkavy, Priya Ramaiah, Sarah Han; Third Row:Rohit Bhatia, Mary Katherine Andrews, Brian Li, Alisa White, Allison Liegner, Maclean Calihan, Michelle Li, Devyn Greenberg; Fourth Row: Trevor Knight, Richard Shen, Sam Libby, Eric Jung; Last Row: Jasper Bingham, Kevin Zhang, Neil Kamath, Raphael Sacks, Ben Rutan

For More Information Contact

  • Robin Frye, Program Coordinator for Co-Curricular Programs

Last Updated: 10/14/14