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October 11, 2019 11:45AM
Nicole Beckman '20

Nicole Beckman '20 interned at the Community League of the Heights (CLOTH) during the 2019 summer term. The following is an excerpt from her internship report.

This past summer I interned with the housing team at Community League of the Heights (CLOTH). About 1500 of the units CLOTH has developed are housing development fund corporations (HDFCs) that are now owned by individual tenant associations. Another 670 are affordable rental units currently owned by CLOTH. Many of the...

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October 11, 2019 12:00AM
Tyler Work '20

Tyler Work '20 interned at the Smithsonian Organization and Audience Research (SOAR) during the 2019 summer term. The following is an excerpt from her internship report.

This past summer, I interned at The Smithsonian Organization and Audience Research (SOAR) of the Smithsonian Institution. Their work focuses on helping Smithsonian units operate more effectively and engage with their audiences to the best of their ability. The organization balances research, data-driven...

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October 10, 2019 12:00AM
Juan Quinonez Zepeda

Juan Quinonez Zepeda '22 interned at the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics during the 2019 summer term. The following is an excerpt from his internship report.

This past summer I interned at the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. During my time at the Initiative, I had many small-scale tasks such as a 2 page blog post about my personal experience as a freshman in college, brainstorming and finalizing critical questions...

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October 08, 2019 12:00AM
Alexandra Sasse '20

Alexandra Sasse '20 interned at the U.S. Agency for International Development during the 2019 summer term.

This past summer, I interned on the Legislative Affairs team at the U.S. Agency for International Development. I supported Congressional Liaison Officers as they conveyed information between USAID and lawmakers on the Hill. I tracked legislation moving through the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Senate Foreign Relations Committee, researched the political positions...

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October 08, 2019 12:00AM
Natalia McLaren '20

Natalia McLaren '20 interned at United States Embassy London during the 2019 summer term.

This past summer I interned at United States Embassy London. Here, I learned a great deal about my life, my country, and the world we all share. At the embassy, I attended meetings and created summaries, read cables regarding the U.S./UK relationship with a number of different countries, and wrote briefings, talking points, and backgrounders for the Ambassador. Working and interacting...

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October 08, 2019 12:00AM
Mark Parrino '22

Mark Parrino '22 interned at the Climate Institute in Washington D.C. during the 2019 summer term.

This summer, I spent 10 weeks working at the Climate Institute in downtown Washington D.C. Founded by John Topping (Dartmouth ’64) in 1986, the Climate Institute is the country’s first organization focused solely on climate change. The Institute works on mitigating the effects of climate change by raising international awareness and advancing...

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October 04, 2019 5:40PM
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Sarah-Marie Hopf’s session entitled "Leading in a Noisy World: How Intentional Solitude Can Help You Be An Effective and Resilient Leader" necessitated self-reflection about our own understandings of and relationship with solitude. 

Sarah-Marie Hopf is a graduate of the College from the class of 2013. While at Dartmouth, she participated in the Rockefeller Leadership Fellows program and graduated with a BA with Honors in Anthropology modified with Economics and Development Studies. In...

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October 01, 2019 5:40PM
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This Constitution Day, September 17, 2019, Boston College Professor of Political Science Ken I. Kersch delivered the Brooks Family Lecture entitled, “Conservatives and the Constitution.” In addition to the lecture, Professor Kersch had lunch with a group of students.

The lecture focused on a subject explored in his most recent book, Conservatives and the Constitution: Imagining Constitutional Restoration in the Heyday of American Liberalism. The book focuses on the role “...

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September 27, 2019 5:02PM
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This summer, thanks to the support of the Rockefeller Center at Dartmouth, I was able to attend and present my paper at the 2019 Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery ‘Food and Power’. While I expected to learn so much at this conference about the role of food in history, our lives, cultures, and relationships to land, I learned so much about what the discipline looks like and myself too. As it was my first conference, I was overwhelmed in wanting to attend all of the sessions that ran...

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September 17, 2019 1:15PM
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The Rockefeller Center is honored to announce the 10-year anniversary of the Management and Leadership Development Program, fondly known to many as MLDP. What began as a pilot program in 2009, has impacted the lives of over 1000 leaders from the Dartmouth undergraduate and alumni community. MLDP is a one-term program designed for sophomore, junior, and senior undergraduates from any major who are looking to expand and develop their leadership in theory and in practice. Students meet...

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