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New Blog Post Series: Rocky Interns in DC

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Charlotte Williams ’13, Lexi Zavras ’13, and Kali Montecalvo ’13 in front of the Supreme Court on the morning of their decision on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Hi everyone!
Welcome to the "Rocky Interns in DC" blog post series, chronicling the experiences of Dartmouth students interning in Washington, DC this summer!  This series of posts will document their stories, advice, recommendations, and anything else they care to share about living and working in the nation’s capital.
Throughout the remainder of August and into the beginning of September, I will be documenting the experiences of students interning in DC as a Rockefeller Center First-Year Fellow or a Rockefeller Center Funded Intern.  Listed below are the names of these students and their summer internships:
Kamran Ali ’15 – Smithsonian Institution
David Bessel ’15 – Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
Luke Decker '15 - The Charles Group LLC
Sasha Dudding ’15 – Office of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Martin Gatens '15 - Office of Congressman Charles F. Bass
Brendan Goldrick '15 - U.S. Department of Education
Ashneil Jain ’15 – PWR
Blaze Joel '15 - Rock the Vote
Ester Khatchatryan ’15 – Congressional Research Service
Summer Modelfino ’15 – National Disability Institute
Adam Nasser '15 - The Charles Group LLC
Mary Peng ’15 – Project on Government Oversight
Manav Raj '15 - President's Council for Jobs and Competitiveness
Noah Reichblum ’15 – Department of Homeland Security
Oliver Schreiner '15 - U.S. Department of Education
Portia Schultz '15 - DC Prep Charter School
Jessica Steinmetz '15 - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
David Wylie ’15 – Superior Court of the District of Columbia
Lorelei Yang ’15 – National Congress of American Indians
Carla Yoon '15 - Conservation International

Madeline Abbott '15 - Office of U.S. Congressman Jime Himes (D-CT)
David Becker '13 - Association of Public and Land-grant Universities
Daniel Fang '15 - Environmental Protection Agency
Katharine Kranenburg '13 - District of Columbia Public Schools
Hector Moreno '15 - World Wildlife Fund
Alex Rubin '15 - Office of U.S. Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL)
Ariel Shapiro '13 - J Street U Congressional Internship
Mark Sheridan '15 - Conservation International
Joseph Singh '14 - Center for a New American Security
Ashley Ulrich '15 - Office of U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Morgan Wharton '13 - National Research Center for Women and Families
Amanda Wheelock '13 - Sierra Club
Charlotte Williams '13 - U.S. Department of Justice
Alexis Zavras '13 - U.S. Department of Justice  Before going any further, here is a bit about myself: My name is Kali Montecalvo, and I am currently a rising senior at Dartmouth College. This is my second time living in DC, as I spent the summer after my Freshmen year interning for the NGO Conservation International as a Rockefeller Center First-Year Fellow.  My Junior winter I received funding from the Rockefeller Center for my internship with the U.S. Department of State in Geneva, Switzerland.  This summer I returned to DC and am now working for the U.S. Department of Justice in the Office of International Affairs.
Out of all of the places that I have lived and worked throughout my Dartmouth career, DC remains one of my favorite. Quite frankly, it is the perfect place for an internship, especially during the summer when there is an abundance of other student interns and always something to do.  I am thrilled to be writing this blog and to have the opportunity to document everyone's diverse experiences working in the nation's capital.
Stay tuned for my next post, and I hope that you are having a great summer!
-Kali Montecalvo '13

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