Civic Skills Training

Civic Skills Training (CST) is a component of the First Year Fellows Program. It is designed to inform students about the structures and processes of the political world and provide the skills necessary to excel in their internships and beyond. 

About CST

Students selected as First Year Fellows attend four on-campus training sessions during the spring term and an additional five days of training in Washington, D.C. before their fellowships begin. The training includes meetings and sessions around the city, including a visit to Dartmouth Alumni serving in the U.S. Senate as well as a Dartmouth Student and Alumni reception in Washington, D.C. The curriculum builds cumulatively in order to provide a comprehensive and coherent picture of the public and nonprofit sectors.

Training sessions include topics such as public speaking, networking, professional communication strategies, team building, advocacy writing, project management, professionalism, and much more.

For more information, contact the Rockefeller Center.