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

Rosenwald Funded Intern

Notes from the Field: Jacob Greenberg ’17

One method for the U.S. Department of State to globally implement American foreign policy is by establishing a representative mission to a country with whom we wish to have diplomatic relations, usually via an embassy that is led by an Ambassador.

Jacob Greenberg ’17 interned at the U.S. Embassy in Zagreb, Croatia, during 2015 Fall Term.

Going into his internship, Jacob hoped to achieve a more comprehensive “understanding of how the US implements foreign policy through embassies and members of the Foreign Service.”

As an intern in the political and economic sections of the American Embassy in Zagreb, Jacob’s responsibilities included monitoring the treatment and numbers of Syrian refugees, forecasting the impact of multiple outcome scenarios for the parliamentary national election, drafting talking points in support of the TPP, and creating educational presentations on American culture and life for Embassy members to present to the public at large.

Notes from the Field: Robert Muttilainen '16

Student Intern: Robert Muttilainen '16

Internship Organization: 
American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire

How would you describe your employer in one paragraph? What’s the elevator pitch?
The ACLU of New Hampshire fights to protect civil liberties guaranteed in the United States and New Hampshire Constitutions. Through civil rights advocacy, education, lobbying, and litigation, the ACLU-NH works to protect freedom and equality for all residents of New Hampshire. The ACLU-NH is a non-profit, non-partisan affiliate organization of the National ACLU, which is comprised of over 500,000 members.

What are your specific responsibilities in the organization?

Notes from the Field: Evelyn Weinstein '16

Student Intern: Evelyn Weinstein '16

Internship Organization: 
American Civil Liberties Union: Nassau County, NY

How would you describe your employer in one paragraph? What’s the elevator pitch?
The American Civil Liberties Union fights to protect the rights of all people within American borders through litigation, legislation, and movement advocacy. I work at the Nassau County chapter of the ACLU's New York branch. We handle region-specific problems so that we can work more effectively at the ground level.

What are your specific responsibilities in the organization?

Notes from the Field: Rebecca Rowland '16

Student Intern: Rebecca Rowland '16


Internship Organization:
United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, Press Office

How would you describe your employer in one paragraph? What’s the elevator pitch?
The US Attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York is the office of the federal prosecutor representing the US government for New York, Bronx, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, and Westchester Counties. I work in the Press Office for current US Attorney Preet Bharara. The Press Office handles the press releases, press conferences, and press inquiries concerning the activities of federal prosecutions within the Southern District of New York.

What are your specific responsibilities in the organization?

Notes from the Field: Emma Lape '16

Student Intern: Emma Lape '16


Internship Organization:
New America Foundation

How would you describe your employer in one paragraph? What’s the elevator pitch?
New America is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy institute that invests in new ideas to address challenges facing the United States and world. The Health Policy Program, led by Dr. Susan Blumenthal, seeks to improve health by advancing research, service delivery, and education programs through public policy. Current areas of interest include the implementation of healthcare reform, women’s health, issues with scientific discovery, the impact of globalization with the threat of bioterrorism, and emerging concerns such as obesity, pandemic flu and Ebola.

What are your specific responsibilities in the organization?

Notes from the Field: Logan Brog '15

Student Intern: Logan Brog '15

Internship Organization:
Institute for the Study of War (ISW) – Washington, DC

How would you describe your employer in one paragraph? What’s the elevator pitch?
The Institute for the Study of War is a think tank that researches and analyzes security in regions critical to American defense policy. ISW provides actionable information on kinetic activity, potential threats, and transnational militant networks in its portfolios including Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, and Syria. All research is open source. ISW research is widely consumed in the defense community, the diplomatic community, and those who study Central Asia and the Middle East.

What are your specific responsibilities in the organization?

Notes from the Field: Amanda Toporek ‘16

Notes from the Field: Grace Sollender '15

E. John Rosenwald Jr '52 Funded Interns

2013-14

  • Armand Thompson ’15
    Climate Institute: Center for Environmental Leadership Training
    Washington, DC

2012-13

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