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Rocky Interns in DC: Final Thoughts

Charlotte Williams '13, Kali Montecalvo '13, and Alexis Zavras '13 in the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building

 Hi everyone!

I thought that I would wrap up the "Rocky Interns in DC" blog post series with thoughts about my own summer DC internship experience.  As mentioned previously, I interned at the U.S. Department of Justice in the Office of International Affairs (OIA).  OIA is a part of the Criminal Division, working with foreign counties and aiding them in their own criminal investigations.  I worked on “Team Europe” and dealt almost exclusively with incoming Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) requests from European countries who were seeking evidence located in the US, such as bank records and witness interviews.

Rocky On The Road: Thoughts and Video from Last Day of #DNC12 #yourconvention

The Rockefeller Center is happy to bring you first-hand coverage from the Republican and Democratic National Conventions this year.  Ester Cross '15 shares observations and reflections for this "Rocky On The Road" blog series

Read on for Ester's most recent update.

The Democratic Party may have presented a unified front during the three-day Democratic National Convention, however, the party is strongly divided on God and foreign policy. The original Democratic Party platform had no mention of God. Furthermore, for the first time, the platform excluded commitment to maintaining Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Republicans and many Christians and Jewish Americans expressed concern about the stark omissions (read more here).

Rocky Interns in DC: Memorable DC Moments

Adam Nasser '15, Luke Decker '15, Carla Yoon '15, Mark Sheridan '15, Portia Schultz '15, Dan Fang '15, and Mary Peng '15 at the Capitol on the Fourth of July

Portia Schultz '15 - DC Prep Charter School: "My favorite memory of being in DC was watching the Fourth of July fireworks from the steps of the Capitol building."
Dan Fang '15 - Environmental Protection Agency: “Some of my favorite memories were formed outside of the work environment, and I thought that getting out and taking advantage of all the opportunities for fun in D.C. was sometimes most rewarding. I remember walking along the mall with bright sun and clear skies, experiencing the city's wealth of Smithsonians and museums, seeing some of our national heritage and visiting the National Archives, kayaking along the Potomac at sunset, shopping the streets of Georgetown or just seeing sweeping views of the city from the Old Post Office tower. D.C. was an amazing place to be, and I couldn't have asked for a better summer!”

Rocky On The Road: Wednesday's #DNC12 features Pres. Clinton; Administration Faces Demonstrations from Both Left and Right #yourconvention

The Rockefeller Center is happy to bring you first-hand coverage from the Republican and Democratic National Conventions this year.  Ester Cross '15 shares observations and reflections for this "Rocky On The Road" blog series. 

Read on for Ester's most recent update.

The second day of the DNC drew an even greater crowd and greater excitement than the first because of former President Bill Clinton’s speech in support of President Obama. Clinton’s speech focused on the President’s bipartisan record and tried to draw a parallel between the successful economy under his presidency and the economic recovery that will ensue under President Obama. Clinton’s speech was aimed at defending the last four years under President Obama and making a powerful case for his reelection. “Nobody ever tells you what happened,” Clinton said as he refuted Republican claims that President Obama has lowered requirements for welfare beneficiaries.

Rocky On The Road: Michelle Obama at #DNC12; @SenatorShaheen on Importance of Election for Students #yourconvention

The Rockefeller Center is happy to bring you first-hand coverage from the Republican and Democratic National Conventions this year.  Ester Cross '15 shares observations and reflections for this "Rocky On The Road" blog series. 

Read on for Ester's most recent update.

The first day of the DNC (Tuesday) featured Democratic leaders trying to convince the American people the President deserves “four more years” in office. Michelle Obama delivered an emotional speech in which she discussed her humble background and the hard work and perseverance that led her and the President to their current success. An interesting component of the First Lady’s speech was the contrasts she drew between her husband and Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney, whose personal wealth has been a target for many Democratic leaders. Obama praised her husband especially as a contrast to Romney.

Rocky Interns in DC: Internship Events and Conferences

Rocky On The Road: #GOP12's Controversial Rule, Podcasts, #DNC12 Preview #yourconvention

The Rockefeller Center is happy to bring you first-hand coverage from the Republican and Democratic National Conventions this year.  Ester Cross '15 shares observations and reflections for this "Rocky On The Road" blog series. 

Read on for Ester's most recent update.

Prior to embarking on the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, I would like to share with you some additional work that I have done during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida and preview the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.

Rocky Interns in DC: Favorite Internship Moments

Rocky Interns in DC: Stories from the Hill

"A side view of the Capitol - the fifth tallest building in DC, with a cast-iron dome that weighs close to 9 million pounds!  The bronze statue on top, Freedom, faces East so that the sun never sets on her." -Ashley Ulrich '15

Rocky Interns in DC: Joseph Singh '14 Publishes Online Articles for Time and Foreign Policy Magazine

Joseph Singh ’14, a Rockefeller Center Funded Intern, has recently published two online articles during his internship with the Center for a New American Security (CNAS).
His first article, titled "Are the strategic costs of Obama's drone policy greater than the short-term gains?", was published on June 27, 2012 on Foreign Policy magazine's Best Defense blog.   Singh states that "the support that CNAS gave in helping me get this published was unbelievable. It's an incredible place to intern."
On August 13, 2012, Singh published his second article - an op-ed in Time Magazine online titled "Betting Against a Drone Arms Race" - as part of his research on drone technology at CNAS.

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