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Class of 1964 Named Intern

NOTES FROM THE FIELD: MICHAEL NACHMAN '21

Michael Nachman '21 interned at the State Department during the 2020 spring term. The following is an excerpt from his internship report.

I am grateful to have had the opportunity to intern at the State Department this spring. I did the majority of the work remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but had a great experience nonetheless building experience and knowledge that directly relates to my academic and professional interests. One of the most positive parts of my experience was the opportunity to engage with several specific policy topics within the office’s mandate in ways that helped me develop a degree of expertise in narrow policy areas. Rather than work on issues and policy questions that are very broad, my projects allowed me to look closely at problems I would never have had the opportunity to study in a classroom setting. For example, I now know more about Sudan’s gold supply chains than I ever thought I would.

NOTES FROM THE FIELD: CINDY ZHU '20

Cindy Zhu '20 interned at the US Securities and Exchange Commission during the 2018 fall term. The following is an excerpt from her internship report.

This fall, I interned at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission with the Student Honors Program in New York, New York. I worked under the Division of Enforcement in the Market Abuse Unit (MAU), which plays an essential role in the SEC’s goal to maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets for both Wall Street and Main Street. The Market Abuse Unit was created in 2010 as a platform to study traders, their decision-making, and how private information can flow between them. By hiring ex-traders, former FBI agents, and quantitative analysts, the MAU sought to harness the knowledge and experience of members of the industry to more effectively understand market manipulation. As a result, this “trader-based” approach has been instrumental in detecting illicit stock market activity.

Notes from the Field: Erica Ng '19

Erica Ng ’19 comes from Seattle, WA and graduated from University Prep. At Dartmouth, Erica plans to pursue a major in Anthropology modified Human Centered Design and a minor in Public Policy. She is a research assistant with the Presidential Scholars Program, Vice President of the Dartmouth Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Team, a Dartmouth Tour Guide, and a Student Program Assistant for the Rockefeller Peer Mentoring Program with the Rockefeller Center. She has been fortunate to study abroad with Dartmouth programs in South Africa, Argentina, and New Zealand. After graduation, Erica plans to pursue her interests in policy, global health, academia, and product design.

Erica Ng '19 was funded by the Class of 1964 to serve as a Legislative Intern for U.S. Senator Patty Murray. The following is an excerpt from his internship report.

Notes from the Field: Priya Sankar '19

Priya Sankar ’19 interned with the Brookings Institution for the Spring 2017 term. The following is an excerpt from her internship report.

Notes from the Field: Cheron Laughing '19

Cheron Laughing '19 received the support of the Class of 1964 Fund to intern at the Navajo Nation Washington Office (NNWO) for the 2017 winter term. The following is an excerpt from her internship report.

This winter I interned in the Navajo Nation Washington Office (NNWO) which was founded in 1984 to more actively safeguard this unique relationship and pursue the fulfillment of all responsibilities of the historic Treaty of 1868. It serves as a direct advocate of the Navajo Nation, a tribal government entity, with Congress, the White House and federal agencies. Specifically, the NNWO monitors and analyzes congressional legislation, all the while discerning best strategies and practices concerning national policies and budgets that affect all 300,000 enrolled members of the Navajo Nation.

Notes from the Field: Robert He '19

Robert He '19 was funded by the Class of 1964 to intern at the Office of Public Engagement at the White House during the 2016 fall term. The following is an excerpt from his internship report.

In the fall of 2016, I had the immense privilege of serving as an intern in the Obama Administration at the White House. I served in the Office of Public Engagement, and helped to fulfill the President’s goal of making the White House as open and participatory as possible. In my role, I helped the White House engage with various organizations and stakeholders to further the Administration’s objectives.           

Notes from the Field: Maureen Mentrek '16

Student Intern: Maureen Mentrek '16


Internship Organization:
US Supreme Court, Office of the Counselor to the Chief Justice

How would you describe your employer in one paragraph? What’s the elevator pitch?
The Supreme Court is the highest court of the judicial branch of the US government. The Office of the Counselor to the Chief Justice is headed by the Counselor to the Chief Justice, Jeff Minear. The Counselor's role is to support Chief Justice Roberts in all of his extrajudicial responsibilities including overseeing the Smithsonian Institute and the entirety of the judicial branch.

What are your specific responsibilities in the organization?

Notes from the Field: Terren Klein '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.
 

 

Notes from the Field: Laura McCulloch '16


Rockefeller Center-funded interns reflect on their experiences as part of our "Notes from the Field" series. Click here to read more about the Rockefeller Center's Internships program. To read the entire series, click here.

Student Intern: Laura McCulloch ‘16

Internship Organization: New America Foundation – Washington, DC

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

Notes from the Field: Jennifer Dalecki '15


Rockefeller Center-funded interns reflect on their experiences as part of our "Notes from the Field" series. Click here to read more about the Rockefeller Center's Internships program. To read the entire series, click here.

Student Intern: Jennifer Dalecki '15 

Internship Organization: Department of Justice: Office of International Affairs – Washington, DC

How would you describe your employer in one paragraph? What’s the elevator pitch? 
The Office of International Affairs (OIA) provides assistance on international criminal matters to the Attorney General, other Department of Justice officials, the U.S. Attorneys offices, and state and local prosecutors. OIA coordinates the extradition or other legal rendition of international fugitives and all international evidence gathering. 

What are your specific responsibilities in the organization? 

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