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Introducing the Class of 2017 First-Year Fellows

The Rockefeller Center congratulates the following members of the Class on 2017 on their selection into the First-Year Fellow program, and acknowledges the First-Year Fellow mentors, whose dedication and support make this program possible. 

Summer 2014 Recap: YALI at the Rockefeller Center

This week, the Rockefeller Center looks back on the news that defined summer 2014.

This series of articles chronicles the Rockefeller Center's participation this summer in the Young African Leaders Initiative, or YALI. Six on-campus sessions were hosted for the fellows, facilitated by a wide variety of professionals. Newspapers around the world also covered the program as seen in the following articles.

Though Dartmouth's visiting YALI fellows recently finished their leadership sessions at the Rockefeller Center, their work was not yet finished as they headed down to Washington, DC. Here the fellows heard from such inspirational speakers as Michelle Obama. Her speech is seen here, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1j3sRxgD_E. Mrs. Obama also took an hour of her time to sit down and talk with some YALI fellows, three of whom had recently completed the program at Dartmouth.

Summer 2014 Recap: Recognizing the Alumni Mentors of First-Year Fellows

This week, the Rockefeller Center looks back on the news that defined summer 2014.

With this series, the Rockefeller Center recognized the valuable contributions provided by its alumni mentors to participants in the First-Year Fellows program.
 
The First-Year Fellows program provides first-year students with the opportunity to meaningfully engage in public policy early in their Dartmouth career. Approximately twenty students are selected each year from an application process which includes completion with distinction the introductory public policy course, a research methods course, and an interview. Fellows are then placed with Dartmouth alumni in Washington, DC, who have agreed to mentor a student over the course of an eight-week summer internship and beyond. From Capitol Hill to economic think tanks to federal agencies, the Center faculty and staff make a sincere effort to match students with mentors who work in areas of strong interest to them.

Don't miss the Rockefeller Center's "Create Your Path" program during the Interim

When did you last take time to reflect on your life-changing experiences? Have you made a plan yet for your future? The Rockefeller Center has a program that can help.

The Create Your Path program offers you a guided opportunity to step back and deeply reflect on the essential elements of what has driven and defined you, then learn innovative skills to make a strategic plan for your future – all can be done from home on your computer or mobile device.

The program consists of 6 short online video workshops (about 15 minutes each) to complete on your own, followed by a Capstone Session on campus to make your path a reality. You can participate in Create Your Path at any time during the year, with opportunities at the beginning of every term for the culminating Capstone Experience. Open to all class years and majors, with no prior Rockefeller Center engagement required. Also open to Dartmouth alumni, faculty, and staff.

Summer 2014 Recap: Kicking it Off with The Startup Experience

This week, the Rockefeller Center looks back at the events that defined Summer 2014.

In case you missed it, this summer kicked off with entrepreneurship at the new DEN Innovation Center @ 4Currier through The Startup Experience workshop.

Notes from the Field: Christina Ragin '17

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: Christina Ragin '17

Internship Organization:
Innocence Project – New York, NY

Recap: "Deficit Hawks vs. Civil Debtors" Politics and Policies of Our National Debt with Charlie Wheelan '88

Last week, the Rockefeller Center co-sponsored a panel on the national debt. This event was organized by a 2013 First-Year Fellow and also co-sponsored by The Concord Coalition, Campaign to Fix the Debt, The Josiah Bartlett Center, and Millenial Action Coalition.

Notes from the Field: Apoorva Dixit '17

Student Intern: Apoorva Dixit '17


Internship Organization:
A Step Ahead Foundation – Memphis, TN

How would you describe your employer in one paragraph? What’s the elevator pitch?
A Juvenile Court Magistrate founded A Step Ahead Foundation (ASAF) in Memphis when she realized that unintended pregnancy was ground zero for the vast majority of cases she saw before her at Juvenile Court. After researching the issue, she found that many women did not have access to or knowledge of the most effective methods of birth control: long acting, reversible contraception (LARC). She founded ASAF to help women get ahead in life by encouraging them to plan their lives, plan their families, and plan their babies. ASAF's goal is not only to provide free LARCs for all of Tennessee but also to create a culture of the birth control so that when girls and women decide to become sexually active, they are equipped with the knowledge they require to still be in control of their lives.

Notes from the Field: Fakoneiry Perez '15

Student Intern: Fakoneiry Perez '15


Internship Organization:
US Department of Education – Washington, DC

How would you describe your employer in one paragraph? What’s the elevator pitch?

Notes from the Field: Cameron Hunter '15

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: Cameron Hunter '15

Internship Organization:
Office of the Attorney General of Massachusetts, Civil Rights Department – Boston, MA

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