The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences


The Rockefeller Center’s mission is to inspire and energize you to become effective leaders in your communities and to cherish and participate in democracy on the state, national, and international stages throughout your life. 

You will find a home at the Center—one that will nurture your interest in public policy as well as dedication to the “common good.”  We believe this happens best when learning occurs in and out of the classroom. We offer a number “out-of-the-classroom” opportunities that will enhance your Dartmouth experience.

Public Policy

Learn more about our public policy programs, including the minor and the Policy Research Shop. 

2014 First Year Fellows on the Capitol steps
Rockefeller Leadership Fellowship students in Washington, D.C.

Leadership Programs

Learn about variety of programs we offer for you to develop and practice your leadership skills. 

Funding Opportunities

We have funding opportunities to support internships, research, campus events, and conference attendance.

Mentoring Programs

We offer two mentoring programs: one to help first-year students to make the most of their opportunities on campus and the other to help graduating seniors transition to the professional world.

Student Discussion Groups

Learn about our student-led discussion groups, which offer engaging conversation as well as access to distinguished guest speakers, scholars, and policymakers. 

Students experience the challenges of giving a speech with the aid of a teleprompter during a session of VoxMasters.

Work for the Center

The Rockefeller Center employs on average 25-30 students each term. Our student employees play a vital and integral role in our events, programs, and activities.

Leave-Term Internship Opportunities

These are opportunities from outside the Rockefeller Center. We post such opportunities in an effort to help students prepare for a leave-term or post-graduate experience in public policy or a social sciences related field.

The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences