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

Apply by March 3rd for a Fellowship with the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress!

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Each year, the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center works with the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress in Washington, D.C. to enable one student from Dartmouth to participate in a unique fellowship program from the Dartmouth campus, as well as through attending two separate conferencesin Washington, D.C. Their goal is to develop a new generation of national leaders committed to public service.

The program offers 85 select undergraduates and graduate students from leading colleges and universities a unique opportunity to study the U.S Presidency, the public policymaking process, and our Chief Executive's relations with Congress, allies, the media, and the American public, through on-campus research and off-campus conference participation.

At these two conferences, the Fellows have the opportunity to discuss national issues with presidential scholars and White House Fellows, are briefed by senior government officials and nationally recognized policy experts, and prepare and present an original research paper. Fellows write this research paper over the course of the winter, working with a faculty member and an identified expert in the field.

The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center covers travel to and from Washington, D.C. for one student while the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress pays for the lodging and other associated costs for the conferences. 

How to Apply:

  • Application Deadline - 4:00 pm Monday, March 3, 2014 (for the 2014-2015 academic year)
  • Deadline is for 2015s or 2016s

Complete the following Center for the Study of the Presidency Application Package:

  1. Application (online at http://rockefeller.dartmouth.edu/studentopps/ctrstudypres.html)
  2. Current Resume
  3. Autobiographical statement (200 word maximum)
  4. 2-line description of major and minor
  5. Letter of recommendation from a Dartmouth professor
  6. Letter of recommendation from a Dartmouth peer

(Submit the Application Package via email to Jane.DaSilva@Dartmouth.edu or deliver to 203 Rockefeller Hall.)

Criteria for Selection:

  • Demonstrated interest in the institution of the Presidency and the ability to research, write, and present original material suitable for publication.
  • Strong academic credentials and interest in public service and the program (All majors are eligible but political science, history, international relations and journalism predominate)
  • Complete application package has been submitted.
  • Availability for an interview.

For more information, click here, or contact Jane DaSilva, 203 Rockefeller Center, 603-646-2229, or Professor Ronald Shaiko, Associate Director, 204 Rockefeller Center, 603-646-9146, or via email. 

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