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Internships

Notes from the Field: Nicholas Bernold '16

Student Intern: Nicholas Bernold ‘16

Victoria Nevel was funded by the Rockefeller Center for a Summer 2015 internship, with generous support from the Perkins Bass ’34 Public Affairs Internship Fund.

Nicholas Bernold '16 was funded by the Rockefeller Center for a Summer 2015 internship, with generous support from the John French Memorial Fund.

Notes from the Field: Kasia Robak '16

Student Intern: Katarzyna Robak '16

Internship Organization:  
The Chicago Innocence Center

How would you describe your employer in one paragraph? What’s the elevator pitch?
The Chicago Innocence Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to investigating cases in which prisoners may have been convicted of crimes they did not commit. The Innocence Center does not represent clients in criminal cases, but once an investigation is completed and evidence of innocence gathered, outside counsel may bring that evidence to court. The fundamental goal of the organization is to expose and remedy wrongdoing by the criminal justice system.

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Recognizing Rockefeller Center Intern Ali Kelkawi

Student employees at the Rockefeller Center come from all kinds of backgrounds, but there is perhaps no background more unique than that of Ali Kelkawi, a 19-year-old rising junior at the American University of Kuwait (AUK) who is finishing up a four week internship at Dartmouth. 

Ali explains that Dartmouth College and the University of Kuwait have an exchange program that sends two to three interns to Hanover for a month each summer to participate in different types of campus programs.  He explains that it has been an enduring program, as his two supervisors are alumni of the same internship.  Ali says that he first decided to apply because,  "when I heard the opportunity for a month-long internship in the US, I thought why not?  It's the best way to spend the summer."

Internships 101: Interning with a Political Campaign

The Rockefeller Center occasionally posts tips on securing great internships through its Internships 101 series. Such postings do not constitute an endorsement by the Center of the political objectives of any one person or organization. 

Terren Klein '17 speaks with presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during his spring, 2015 internship in Claremont, NH.

With 2016 just around the corner and presidential candidates making their way to New Hampshire, now is the perfect opportunity to get involved with a campaign. Whether you have your heart set on a certain presidential candidate or want to work for a local campaign, here are several tips to help guide you through the process.

Rockefeller Center Funds 18 Students for Summer 2015 Public Policy Internships

Did you know that we regularly highlight a variety of internship opportunities for students to consider? Click here to see all posts related to internships.

The Rockefeller Center is one of several centers at Dartmouth that grants funding support for full time, unpaid internships to undergraduates. Grants provided through the Rockefeller Internship Program are designed to enable students to work in a non-profit or governmental agency on issues of public policy research, public policy analysis, issue evaluation, social entrepreneurship, or activities that help shape and determine public policy - whether at the local, state, national, or international level. Grants of up to $4,000 are awarded to students through a competitive application and interview process each term. The deadline for Fall 2015 consideration is Wednesday, July 22, 2015.

Notes from the Field: Terren Klein '17

Student Intern: Terren Klein ‘17


Internship Organization:
US Senate, Office of Senator Jeanne Shaheen

How would you describe your employer in one paragraph? What’s the elevator pitch?
My employer is Senator Jeanne Shaheen, the Democratic, senior US senator for the State of New Hampshire. She has served in the United States Senate since 2009 and is a member of the Senate Committees on Armed Services, Foreign Relations, Appropriations, and Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Her mission along with her staff is to hear, represent, and serve the citizens of New Hampshire.

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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.

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Notes from the Field: Alexandra Minsk '17

 

Notes from the Field: Anne Smith '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: Anne Smith '16

Internship Organization:
Office of the Attorney General of Massachusetts, Civil Rights Division

Notes from the Field: Josefina Ruiz '17

Student Intern: Josefina Ruiz '17


Internship Organization:
US House of Representatives, Office of Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson

How would you describe your employer in one paragraph? What’s the elevator pitch?
The District Office of Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson is an incredible resource to the community in the 30th District of Texas. We specifically work on resolving issues that constituents may have with federal agencies. This office proves its dedication to the community every day, however, by helping anyone who calls, even if only with simpler, local issues. Our goal is to make sure that each constituent knows that they have a representative whom they can count on.

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