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

Recognizing the Rockefeller Center's Student Program Assistants: Alex Rubin '15

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In this series, the Rockefeller Center features our Student Program Assistants, student staff who contribute significantly to the success of the Center’s events, programs, and activities.

Did you hear about that great new internship that Rocky just posted? You can thank Alexander Rubin '15 for keeping students up to date on upcoming internships! As the Student Program Assistant for the Rockefeller Internships Program, Alex is in charge of researching and compiling information on interesting and exciting undergraduate internship opportunities. This program makes it possible for students to participate in leave-term internships in public policy, public affairs, and social entrepreneurship. Students are able to intern with an array of non-profit organizations and government agencies that assist in shaping public policy in the US and abroad.

Student Program Assistant Alex Rubin '15. Photo by Thanh V. Nguyen.

Alex makes a student’s search for these internships easier by finding great internships and submitting them to the Rockefeller Center's internships blog. Having completed multiple public policy internships himself, Alex knows the challenges associated with an unpaid, leave-term internship first-hand, making him an excellent resource for students with questions about the process or what to look for in an internship.

To add to the resources available to students, Alex has assisted in the creation of a housing search guide as well as a searchable database of public policy internships that can help students narrow down their search by multiple fields and locations. Furthermore, Alex has been able to contribute to the newly redesigned orientation session to directly address potential challenges and key skills as well as reflection points for outgoing interns. "Alex has been a huge help in moving this program forward," says Program Coordinator Sam Williamson. In addition, Alex assists with the processing of funding applications for the Rockefeller Internships Program, to which eligible Dartmouth students can apply for up to $4,000 in funding for unpaid, full-time internships in public policy, public affairs, or social entrepreneurship.

Alex enjoys his position as a Student Program Assistant at the Rockefeller Center, because "it has allowed [him] to help [his] classmates search for internships." The Rockefeller Center has tremendously valued his work. "Alex’s involvement in the Rockefeller Internships Program this year has been pivotal," says Williamson.

Alex Rubin, a member of the Class of 2015, is a Government major and History minor.

--Written by Crandalyn Jackson '15, Rockefeller Center Student Program Assistant

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