The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences

Civic Skills Training

Prepare for Upcoming Internships By Attending Training in Washington, DC This June - Application Deadline for CST is Thursday, 4/26

We receive consistent feedback from our internship supervisors that students are well-prepared and ready to be a productive member of their internship host organization for 8 - 10 weeks.  Participating in skills-building workshops and trainings offered on campus are ways to build that capacity, and specific programs that the Rockefeller Center offers and recommends as you prepare for internships include our Management and Leadership Development Program (MLDP) and our Civic Skills Training (CST).  Civic Skills Training is offered in June, and only available to first-year students.  This year, we will be in DC from June 11-15th.  Read more about CST here.

Rosalie Hughes '07 publishes essay in Dartmouth Medicine Magazine

Rosalie Hughes '07 is featured in the winter issue of Dartmouth Medicine Magazine for her essay titled "Heartbreak."

Rosalie Hughes '07 is pictured with a chart her group created during Civic Skills Training to illustrate the connections between their internship organizations. (photo by Joseph Mehling '69)

In 2005, Hughes participated in the Rockefeller Center's Civic Skills Training program before a Rockefeller Center funded internship in Ambato, Ecuador where she worked for an organization dedicated to educating and serving at-risk children. In keeping with her civic skills training, she initiated an after-school knitting program at the school run by the organization. Since graduation, Hughes has worked abroad including in Nepal, East Africa and currently in Tunisia.

Rockefeller Center Student Profile: Amrita Sankar '12

We meet and get to know a number of Dartmouth students over the course of the academic year. Students involved with the Rockefeller Center don't fit a particular mold - they have a broad variety of interests and passions. The following is a snapshot of one of those students.
Learn more about Amrita Sankar, Class of 2012

Rockefeller Center Student Profile: Julius Bedford '12

We meet and get to know a number of Dartmouth students over the course of the academic year.  Students involved with the Rockefeller Center don't fit a particular mold - they have a broad variety of interests and passions.  The following is a snapshot of one of those students.  

Learn more about Julius Bedford, Class of 2012

Julius gives a presentation during Rockefeller Leadership Fellows, Fall 2011.

"I decided to come to Dartmouth because of its great academic reputation, its study abroad programs, and its strong alumni network. I was also afforded the opportunity to visit Dartmouth for three days the summer before my senior year high school with a program called Destination Dartmouth. This program was my first look at the college; I was able to walk the campus, sit in on classes, and meet students. Everyone seemed so happy and proud to be at Dartmouth and I really saw myself being a part of this community.

Congrats to Josh Marcuse '04 - Named to the @brazencareerist 20 Young Professionals to Watch in 2012 List

We're happy to share that Dartmouth alum Josh Marcuse '04 has been named as one of 20 young professionals to watch in 2012 by Brazen Careerist

Marcuse is the founder and President of Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, "committed to fostering the next generation of foreign policy leadership." He advises individuals and institutions on how to engage and interact with young professionals in the foreign policy community, and frequently speaks to students and recent graduates about careers in international affairs, leadership, management, entrepreneurship and civic participation.

Josh has been affiliated with Rockefeller Center programs both as a student, and then as an alum.  He has come back to campus as part of the Rockefeller Leadership Fellows "Word of Advice from Alums" session, and has been a great resource for students in Washington, DC for our Civic Skills Training program.

Alumni Networking Reception - Washington, DC: JUNE 16th 6:00 - 7:30pm

We hope to see you in June!
Email us with any questions, and look for the official invitation to come via email later by early May.

Limited Spaces Available at Weekend Workshops

Over the past five years, the Rockefeller Center has cultivated student leadership and professional skills in the Civic Skills Training Program in Washington, D.C.  We are now offering an on-campus option as part of the Management and Leadership Development Program (MLDP) that will allow more students to participate over the course of the academic year.  The first training takes place this weekend, October 1-2, 2010.  We have a limited number of spots that are still available.  Interested students can register online before the deadline of Thursday, September 30th at 5 PM.  

Report from the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit - December 2009

In December 2009 Carsten Hansen '12, a former Rockefeller Center intern and participant in the Center's Civic Skills Training program, attended the Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark. Hansen filed the following report.

Attending the Conference of Parties (COP 15) Copenhagen Climate Change Summit was an awesome and overwhelming experience. I attended the conference as part of the Climate Institute’s Washington, DC delegation. Our plan was to present on the perils of climate change to island nations, such as storms and sea-level rise, and the change that these mostly developing nations are undertaking to prove to the world that it is possible to rearrange a simple energy portfolio to include wind, solar, geothermal, wave, and tidal energies. However, due to the vast amount of so-called "side events" at the conference, there were essentially six panel speeches every hour starting at 9:00 am and lasting until 8:00 am every day of the conference, and our presentation did not get scheduled.


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