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The Annual Student and Alumni Reception in Washington, D.C.

The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center hosted its annual Student and Alumni Reception in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, June 15, 2017. Each year the occasion provides an opportunity for the Center’s First-Year Fellows, newly arrived to the city and ready to embark on their 8-week summer internships, to meet and network with their Dartmouth Alumni mentors.

“The First-Year Fellows program is a great example of the partnership between the Rockefeller Center and Dartmouth alumni, who find many ways to contribute to the education of each successive cohort of Dartmouth students,” noted the Center’s Director, Professor Andrew Samwick, during his brief remarks at the reception.

This summer, 23 First-Year Fellows, all members of the Dartmouth Class of 2020, are serving fellowships in a diverse range of host organizations with a Dartmouth alumni mentor.

The Rockefeller Center's Annual Student and Alumni Reception

On Thursday, June 16, 2016, the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center hosted its annual Student and Alumni Reception in Washington, DC. Each year the occasion provides an opportunity for the Center’s First-Year Fellows, newly arrived to the city and ready to embark on their 8-week summer internships, to meet and network with their Dartmouth Alumni mentors.

“The First-Year Fellows program is a great example of the partnership between the Rockefeller Center and Dartmouth alumni, who find many ways to contribute to the education of each successive cohort of Dartmouth students,” noted the Center’s Director, Professor Andrew Samwick, during his brief remarks at the reception.

In addition to those involved with the First-Year Fellows program, the reception is open to all current Dartmouth students interning in DC during the summer and area alumni with a connection to the Center.

This year the reception took place at American University's School of International Service at the invitation of Lou Goodman '64, Emeritus Dean and Professor of International Relations at American University and a Rockefeller Center Board of Visitor.

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
 

 

The Rockefeller Center's Annual Student and Alumni Reception

On Thursday, June 18, 2015, the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center hosted its annual Student and Alumni Reception in Washington, DC. Each year the occasion provides an opportunity for the Center’s First-Year Fellows, newly arrived to the city and ready to embark on their 8-week summer internships, to meet and network with their Dartmouth Alumni mentors. 

Director Andrew Samwick alongside four of this year's First Year Fellows. Photo by Laurie DeWitt.

“The First-Year Fellows program is a great example of the partnership between the Rockefeller Center and Dartmouth alumni, who find many ways to contribute to the education of each successive cohort of Dartmouth students,” noted the Center’s Director, Professor Andrew Samwick, during his brief remarks at the reception. Samwick also used the occasion to acknowledge Deputy Director Sadhana Hall’s completion of ten years with the Center and Dartmouth College.

Rocky Funded Intern Blackwood '14 Featured in the Huffington Post

This summer, Kristy Blackwood '14 was able to intern in Washington, DC at the New America Foundation thanks to a grant by the Rockefeller Center. While getting this internship was impressive enough, Kristy topped herself by having an opinion piece published in the Huffington Post last month.

John Howard '15 Shares His @KellyAyotte Internship Experiences with Dartmouth

John Howard '15, a Perkins Bass named intern funded by the Rockefeller Center, recently worked in Washington, D.C. for US Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH).  A history major, John shares his internship experiences with Dartmouth College.

Check out his video:

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Journey to the Promised Court: Dartmouth First-Year Fellow Shares #SCOTUS Experiences #DOMA #Prop8

At approximately 9:10 am on June 26, I got it—my golden ticket. With it, I gained access, not to Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, but to the Supreme Court of the United States where I heard the justices pronounce, explain and dissent some of the most important human rights rulings since the Civil Rights era.

Here, behind the magnificent marble columns and Greco-style carvings evoking ideas of justice and power, nine justices decided the fate of so many. Before the proceedings began, however, I took a moment to reflect on the last 12 hours that brought me to this moment of reckoning.

It started with a Twitter post saying people were already lined up at the court entrance at 6 p.m. the night before. Along with three of my Dartmouth cohorts, I raced to secure a spot. Arriving at 10:30 p.m., we became a tentative 60th in line. We were quite unsure if we'd make it inside. Someone said only 47 slots would be open. But we were determined. Hey, you never know.

Rocky Interns in DC: Final Thoughts

Charlotte Williams '13, Kali Montecalvo '13, and Alexis Zavras '13 in the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building

 Hi everyone!

I thought that I would wrap up the "Rocky Interns in DC" blog post series with thoughts about my own summer DC internship experience.  As mentioned previously, I interned at the U.S. Department of Justice in the Office of International Affairs (OIA).  OIA is a part of the Criminal Division, working with foreign counties and aiding them in their own criminal investigations.  I worked on “Team Europe” and dealt almost exclusively with incoming Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) requests from European countries who were seeking evidence located in the US, such as bank records and witness interviews.

Rocky Interns in DC: Memorable DC Moments

Adam Nasser '15, Luke Decker '15, Carla Yoon '15, Mark Sheridan '15, Portia Schultz '15, Dan Fang '15, and Mary Peng '15 at the Capitol on the Fourth of July

Portia Schultz '15 - DC Prep Charter School: "My favorite memory of being in DC was watching the Fourth of July fireworks from the steps of the Capitol building."
Dan Fang '15 - Environmental Protection Agency: “Some of my favorite memories were formed outside of the work environment, and I thought that getting out and taking advantage of all the opportunities for fun in D.C. was sometimes most rewarding. I remember walking along the mall with bright sun and clear skies, experiencing the city's wealth of Smithsonians and museums, seeing some of our national heritage and visiting the National Archives, kayaking along the Potomac at sunset, shopping the streets of Georgetown or just seeing sweeping views of the city from the Old Post Office tower. D.C. was an amazing place to be, and I couldn't have asked for a better summer!”

Rocky Interns in DC: Internship Events and Conferences

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