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13 Tips for Ending Your Internship Successfully

Victoria Trump Redd '14 at her internship at Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative North America this summer. 

While Dartmouth '13s fret about how to balance cramming for orgo and astro while still enjoying the perfect Hanover weather, no small amount of Dartmouth students must also begin contemplating how to wrap up summer internships. For those in D.C., while longing to be outside might not be such a problem, ending the experience properly might prove more challenging. 
We found the following tips and links quite useful in contemplating how to successfully wrap up an internship:

Why are so many Americans disappointed in the way elected officials are handling their jobs in Washington?

As the summer term winds down, so does the Leading Voices in Policy and Politics lecture series.  The final speaker will be Frank Newport, editor-in-chief of the Gallup Poll, who will speak about what average Americans are saying about how politicians are doing their jobs.

See what Mr. Newport has to say about his upcoming appearance in Hanover:

This is a great opportunity to hear about the polls and punditry that is making the rounds again here in New Hampshire leading up to the "First in the Nation" primaries.

We hope to see you at Dartmouth, in the Hopkins Center's Moore Theater, on August 23rd at 4:30 p.m for Frank Newport's "Leading Voices" lecture: 
"Polls, Politics, and Democracy."

Career Panel and BBQ with RLF Alums: Saturday, August 20 at 5 PM

Study Break Saturday

Curious about the career paths of young alums? Hear from the following panelists about their experiences since graduating from Dartmouth and entering "the real world":

  • Lauren Kennedy ‘02 - U.S. Department of Education (Washington, DC)
  • Jhilam Biswas ‘05 - Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Beth Israel Hospital (Boston, MA)
  • Jessica Guthrie ’10 - Teach for America (Dallas-Fort Worth, TX)
  • Alex Kehl ’07 - AccountAbility (NYC, NY)
  • Josh Stern ’04 - Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP (Washington, DC)
  • read full bios of our panelists, who will be on campus to participate in the RLF 10th Anniversary Conference.

The panel will be followed by a BBQ. Other conference participants are looking forward to speaking with you during the BBQ as well.  Please RSVP so that we have accurate numbers for the caterer.

New Feature: Public Policy Interns Share "Notes from the Field" on Rocky Facebook Page

We're happy to announce new featured content on our Facebook pageWe've asked public policy interns funded by the Rockefeller Center to provide updates while they are still working.  Our goal is to share tips from our interns, to highlight the organizations that are hosting our interns for learning opportunities outside of the academic classroom, and to shine a spotlight on the students that will become our next generation of leaders.

The first student to be featured in our Facebook Notes section is Daniel Bornstein '14.  Daniel is currently an intern at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), working on the  Feed the Future initiative.  Daniel's work on global hunger was also recently featured in this LI Herald article.

Interns have submitted replies to the following prompts:

What Do Six Alumni in Congress Have to Say About their Dartmouth Experience and Public Service?

Today, students from the Public Policy 20 course "Contemporary Issues in American Politics and Public Policy" welcomed Senator Rob Portman ’78 (R-Ohio) for a guest lecture.  Portman is one of six alumni who are current members of the United States Congress.  These alums were recently interviewed by ABC News White House correspondent Jake Tapper '91 in the Dartmouth Alumni Magazine

A fascinating glimpse into the lives of these Dartmouth public servants, we encourage you to review the entire article online or in the print magazine.  Below you can read a few of our favorite quotes that you will find only in the online edition.

We look forward to continuing to bring you exclusive looks into the lives of Dartmouth alumni who are active in politics, civic life, and public policy.  If you have suggestions for us to consider, please let us know in the comment section.

Public Policy 20 Students Discuss Politics with Rudy Giuliani

Rudy Giuliani at Dartmouth
Originally uploaded by Dartmouth FlickrThe Former Mayor of New York City, Rudy Giuliani, spoke with Dartmouth students today. Government Professor Deb Brooks is seen here with Mr. Giuliani at a discussion over lunch in the Class of 1930 Room here at The Rockefeller Center.

If you would like more information about the Leading Voices in Politics and Policy Summer Lecture Series, please visit our web site.

Panel and BBQ on June 29: How Does National Health Policy Affect Local Hospitals?

*** PROGRAM UPDATE:  A couple of updates to today's event - due to the threat of rain, the event will be held in the rain location -- Hinman Forum (atrium area) of the Rockefeller Center.  Also, Ms. Formella will not be able to join us for the event. Tina Naimie, Vice President of Corporate Finance for Dartmouth-Hitchcock, will take her place on the panel.  Stinsons BBQ still available at 5 PM in the Rocky Overhang area near the Center's front entrance. ***

The 2010-2011 First-Year Fellows and the Rockefeller Center for Public Policy at Dartmouth are pleased to present the following panel and BBQ to kick off summer programming.  We hope that you can join us!

Leading Voices in Politics and Policy: Judd Gregg

Judd Gregg, Tim Geithner Open Dartmouth Politics and Policy Summer Lecture Series This Week

We hope that you will be taking advantage of the American Policy and Politics experts that will be participating the "Leading Voices in Politics and Policy" lecture series this summer.  The series begins this week with talks by Judd Gregg and Tim Geithner.

Judd Gregg, a former Republican U.S. senator and congressman, representing New Hampshire, who also served two terms as governor of New Hampshire, and has dedicated more than three decades of his life to public service will start the lecture series. Watch the lecture live on Dartmouth's YouTube channel Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. ET or in person at Moore Theatre in the Hopkins Center for the Arts.

Leading Voices in Politics and Policy - Summer 2011 Lecture Series


As recently announced, Dartmouth will host several notable American Politics and Policy experts as part of the new public policy course, PDF icon"Contemporary Issues in American Politics and Public Policy (PDF)," during the Summer 2011 academic term.  Guest speakers in this course will also be giving a lecture which will be open to the public.



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