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Notes from the Field: Simone D'Luna '16

Rockefeller Center-funded interns reflect on their experiences as part of our Notes from the Field series. The Rockefeller Center helps students find, fund, and prepare for a leave-term internship experience in public policy research, public policy analysis, issue evaluation, or activities which help shape and determine public policy.

Student Intern: Simone D'Luna '16

Internship Organization:
Net Impact

Notes from the Field: Della Jung '15

Student Intern: Della Jung


Internship Organization:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea
 
How would you describe your employer in one paragraph? What’s the elevator pitch?
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the Republic of Korea establishes and regulates foreign policies, economic diplomacy, and economic cooperation. It also takes part in international economic communities, administers treaties and international agreements, protects and supports overseas Korean nationals, promotes cultural cooperation, and analyzes international affairs. The mission is to improve the socioeconomic and political situation of the Korean people by building peace and development in the Korean Peninsula, Northeast Asia, and the broader global community.
 
What are your specific responsibilities in the organization?

Public Program: Washington, DC Policy Speaker Series - "Was Bork Right about Judges?" with Judge Thomas Griffith

Please join us for the first public talk in the Washington, DC Policy Speaker Series.  Judge Griffith will present, “Was Bork Right about Judges?” in Rockefeller 003 at 4:30 pm on October 22, 2014.

MLDP Recap: "Communicating with Professionalism" with Professor Jennifer Sargent

This ongoing series explores sessions of the Management and Leadership Development Program (MLDP) through participant narratives. MLDP is a one-term program designed to develop citizen leaders among sophomores, juniors, and seniors at Dartmouth College. Led by expert guest speakers each week, sessions employ experiential teaching techniques to engage students through hands-on learning of core management and leadership skills.

When considering the unbelievably vast breadth of different personalities and the unique effects of combining them in social interactions, the prospect of communication can seem a little intimidating. Personality tests help one to understand the nuances and complexities of personality and to make sense of not only others, but also oneself. As such, personality tests are fascinating.

Internships 101: Interning with a Congressional Committee

The Rockefeller Center occasionally posts tips on securing great internships through its Internships 101 series.

Looking for an internship with Congress? Here are a few tips to aid your search:

  1. Congressional committee internships tend to be more policy-focused than internships with individual Congressmen or Senators. If you want to work on policy, look for the committee in either house that fits your area of interest.
  2. Internships are just as political as the rest of Congress. Many internships are awarded not only for merit but also based on where you are from. Consider a committee or subcommittee chaired by a Congressmen or Senator from your home state.
  3. Contact the Congressional office before applying. If you are interested in working on a specific issue that the Congressman or Senator is also working on, call the office and ask to speak with a congressional staffer before submitting your application. By being proactive, you may be able to work out a project even before you arrive.

Great Committees for Interns:

RLF Recap: "Leadership, Personal Development, and the Feedback Cycle" with Betsy Winslow '83

This ongoing series explores sessions of the Rockefeller Leadership Fellows (RLF) program. RLF provides fellows with resources in leadership theories and practical skills. Selected their Junior Spring, these Seniors take part in the workshops, dinner discussions, and team-building exercises as they gain a better understanding of the qualities and responsibilities necessary for leaders and successful leadership styles.

Betsy Winslow ‘83, of Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business, conducted the Rockefeller Leadership Fellows’ third session this year, expertly linking leadership theory to the practical considerations of a leader giving feedback. She began by walking us through four theoretical lenses used to evaluate and improve leadership: personal excellence, situational and contingency theory, motivating and developing people, and achieving results. As we moved from theory to practice, we began to emphasize the latter two lenses.

MDLP Recap: "Presentation Design for the User Experience" with Dave Uejio

 This ongoing series explores sessions of the Management and Leadership Development Program (MLDP) through participant narratives. MLDP is a one-term program designed to develop citizen leaders among sophomores, juniors, and seniors at Dartmouth College. Led by expert guest speakers each week, sessions employ experiential teaching techniques to engage students through hands-on learning of core management and leadership skills.

“The thing about a great design is that it has something so intuitive about it that audiences it isn’t intended for can still use it.” -Dave Uejio

Dave Uejio led the fourth session of the Management and Leadership Development Program this term with a talk entitled "Presentation Design for the User Experience." At the outset of the presentation, Uejio gave us a framework of what to expect: learning about storytelling, communicating data, and resources to inform slide design, followed by an opportunity to practice these new-found insights in order to assert a point of view.

Student Opportunity: December Program in the Ethics of Conflict Resolution and Community Organization

This is an opportunity from the Dartmouth College Ethics Institute.

 

From December 8 to 12, 2014, the Ethics Institute at Dartmouth and the University of Miami Law School will be hosting a program in the ethics of conflict resolution and community organization.

The program is limited to eight participants.

All expenses are paid for the seminar.

The deadline to apply is October 31st.

To Apply, send your name, year, major, career goals, and one paragraph on why this program would be of interesting to you to Aine.Donovan@dartmouth.edu

Public Program: The Perkins Bass Lecture - "Public Service is Not for the Faint of Heart: Hard Lessons" with John Broderick

Please join us for John Broderick’s talk, “Public Service Is Not for the Faint of Heart: Hard Lessons,” in Rockefeller 003 at 4:30 pm on October 15, 2014.

A former Chief Justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court, the first Warren B. Rudman chairman at UNH Law, and a frequent speaker on the need to improve and modernize our judicial system, John T. Broderick has dedicated almost his entire life to public service. In fact, he became nationally known for reexamining the way the court system works and redesigning it to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

Although he has had a long and successful career, Broderick believes that a career in public service is not necessarily an easy one. Having faced challenges and having learned hard lessons from his experiences, Broderick will be the first to admit the realities of a pursuing a career in public service.

 

 

Special Event Recap: Fall 2014 Etiquette Dinner

On October 8th, the Rockefeller Center hosted its termly etiquette dinner. This event was recapped by a student participant.

I was particularly excited to attend the Etiquette Dinner with Robert Shutt on Thursday, October 8th, a termly event sponsored by the Rockefeller Center. As I had hoped, the evening turned out to be very helpful and fun, and I was glad for this opportunity to go.

Before I arrived, I expected that I would learn how to “eat professionally.” Shutt not only explained how to be professional while eating, but also how to “shine while you dine,” his goal for us for the evening. His first, main point was the distinction between business and social etiquette. The Etiquette Dinner focused on business etiquette, rules having to do with eating in formal situations for work rather than with friends or acquaintances.

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