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

Peter McSpadden '52 Memorial Funded Interns

The McSpadden Legacy at Rocky

The letters have been arriving at the end of each term for close to five decades now. The stories are individual, but the sentiment is always the same. One of thanks. One of transformation.

Dear Mr. McSpadden, I am so grateful that I was able to spend the summer learning and furthering my future career at a place with so many inspirational people doing important work... ~Ryan Shelley ’15

Dear Mr. McSpadden, This summer, thanks to your support, my knowledge of policy structure, purpose and development has been greatly boosted through my internship experience… ~Bridget Golob ’14.

Dear Mr. McSpadden, I am writing to thank you for your generosity in funding my internship. By doing so, you have taken an active role in helping me take advantage of this truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity… ~Ben Gettinger ’11.

Dear Mr. McSpadden, Thank you for making possible an internship opportunity that not only furthered my academic goals and career aspirations, but was also incredibly intellectually stimulating… ~Natalie Young’10.

Rockefeller Center Intern Sarah Colon '17 quoted in Huffington Post Opinion Piece

  Rockefeller named Intern Sarah Colon ’17 at the New America Foundation was quoted in an opinion piece in the Huffington Post on October 8, 2015 reporting on obesity research.   

 


“Consider this: While 15.3 million children live in food-insecure households, one-third of all American children are obese or overweight,” says Sarah Colon ’17 and former U.S. Assistant Surgeon General Susan Blumenthal.

Sarah’s fall internship at the New America in Washington, D.C. is being sponsored by a grant from the McSpadden Public Affairs Fund through the Rockefeller Internships Program.

The full article can be found here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/susan-blumenthal/obesity-and-food-insecurity_b_8263450.html
 

 

Notes from the Field: Kasia Robak '16

Student Intern: Katarzyna Robak '16

Internship Organization:  
The Chicago Innocence Center

How would you describe your employer in one paragraph? What’s the elevator pitch?
The Chicago Innocence Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to investigating cases in which prisoners may have been convicted of crimes they did not commit. The Innocence Center does not represent clients in criminal cases, but once an investigation is completed and evidence of innocence gathered, outside counsel may bring that evidence to court. The fundamental goal of the organization is to expose and remedy wrongdoing by the criminal justice system.

What are your specific responsibilities in the organization?

Notes from the Field: Alexandra Minsk '17

 

Notes from the Field: Nushy Golriz '15

Student Intern: Nushy Golriz ’15


Internship Organization:
National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

How would you describe your employer in one paragraph? What’s the elevator pitch?
National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights is a national umbrella organization composed of many local coalitions and immigrant, refugee, community, religious, civil rights, and labor organizations and activists. It serves as a forum to share information and analysis, to educate communities and the public, and to develop and coordinate plans of action on important immigrant and refugee issues. NNIRR works to promote just immigration and refugee policy in the US and to defend and expand the rights of all immigrants and refugees, regardless of immigration status.

What are your specific responsibilities in the organization?

Notes from the Field: Della Jung '15

Student Intern: Della Jung


Internship Organization:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea
 
How would you describe your employer in one paragraph? What’s the elevator pitch?
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the Republic of Korea establishes and regulates foreign policies, economic diplomacy, and economic cooperation. It also takes part in international economic communities, administers treaties and international agreements, protects and supports overseas Korean nationals, promotes cultural cooperation, and analyzes international affairs. The mission is to improve the socioeconomic and political situation of the Korean people by building peace and development in the Korean Peninsula, Northeast Asia, and the broader global community.
 
What are your specific responsibilities in the organization?

Notes from the Field: Ryan Shelley '15

Student Intern: Ryan Shelley '15


Internship Organization:
US Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of International Affairs, Criminal Division – Washington, DC

How would you describe your employer in one paragraph? What’s the elevator pitch?

Notes from the Field: Katherine Crane '16

Notes from the Field: Yaritza Gonzalez '15

Peter McSpadden Memorial Funded Interns

2013-14

Sheya Jabouin ’15

National Organization for Women
Washington, DC

2012-13

Emma McDermott ’14
U.S. Supreme Court: Office of the Counselor to the Chief Justice
Washington, DC

Bridget Golob ’14
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): Office of Policy and Program Analysis
Washington, DC

Eve Zelinger ’14
U.S. Department of Justice: Office of International Affairs
Washington, DC

Edgar Sandoval ’14
ESCR-Net
New York, NY

2011-12

Morgan Wharton ’13
National Research Center for Women and Families
Washington, DC

Xiaoxi (Dana) Niu ’12
Environment New Hampshire
Concord, NH

Richard D'Amato ’13
The President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness
Washington, DC

Samuel Marullo ’13
The President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness
Washington, DC

2010-11

Dennis Zeveloff ’12
Cook County’s State’s Attorney Office
Chicago, IL

Jonathan Erdman ’12
Office of Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-CT)
Washington, DC

Joshua Kornberg ’13
The Nixon Center
Washington, DC

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