The Rockefeller Center can help you find, fund, and prepare for a leave-term internship experience in public policy research, public policy analysis, issue evaluation, and/or activities which help shape and determine public policy - whether at the local, state, national or international level. Students funded by the Rockefeller Center intern with a wide variety of organizations and agencies. These include governmental entities, non-profits, or think tanks focusing on any of the sectors within public policy, including economics, education, environment, health, international relations, and/or law. Internships may take place within the U.S. or anywhere across the world.
Dartmouth undergraduate students are eligible to apply for up to $4,000 in funding to help to defer the cost of living expenses associated with performing an unpaid internship in public policy. To be eligible, individuals must meet these requirements:
Students must be going on a leave term before his/her last term at Dartmouth
Internship must have a clear connection to public policy and/or public affairs
Applicant is expected to work 30-40 hours per week for 8-10 weeks
Internship must be essentially unpaid (a small travel stipend may be permitted)
Interns may only receive Rockefeller Internship funding ONCE in their academic career. Students who were also a Rockefeller Center First-Year Fellow are still eligible for internship funding.
If applying for funding for the same internship from other Centers, such as Dickey, Tucker or Career Services, student may accept only ONE grant
Grants are subject to the availability of funds and may be offered for less than the original amount requested. These awards will be considered taxable income by the Internal Revenue Service, and we strongly encourage our students to refer to IRS Publication 970 for detailed information on taxes levied on awards, available on the IRS web site. Awards paid to U.S. resident aliens will be subject to 14% federal tax withholding at the time of payment.
Please note that internships with campaign organizations or for-profit organizations are not eligible for funding. Examples of for-profit internships that might have a public policy connection, but do not meet our funding priorities could include, but is not limited to: law firms, media/news companies, consulting firms. We do not fund post-graduation internships.
Through the generous support of our donors, the Rockefeller Center's internship program includes a number of named internships. Learn more about the Dartmouth Classes and Individual Donors who have contributed funding for internships.
Last Updated: 11/29/12