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

Internships

Notes from the Field: Evelyn Weinstein '16

Student Intern: Evelyn Weinstein '16

Internship Organization: 
American Civil Liberties Union: Nassau County, NY

How would you describe your employer in one paragraph? What’s the elevator pitch?
The American Civil Liberties Union fights to protect the rights of all people within American borders through litigation, legislation, and movement advocacy. I work at the Nassau County chapter of the ACLU's New York branch. We handle region-specific problems so that we can work more effectively at the ground level.

What are your specific responsibilities in the organization?

Notes from the Field: Eric Thorpe '18

Student Intern: Eric Thorpe '18

Internship Organization: 
Office of Congresswoman Mimi Walters (CA-45)

How would you describe your employer in one paragraph? What’s the elevator pitch?
The Washington DC office advises Congresswoman Mimi Walters on the policy positions that she votes on and helps manages her relationships with constituents, both through email/letter correspondence and tour booking.

What are your specific responsibilities in the organization?
My major role is helping manage the tour system for our office - we receive many visitors to the Capitol relative to other legislators' offices, so we always have to be diligent about processing these requests in a timely manner. I also aid our legislative correspondent in sorting our mail into categories.

How did you feel on the first day of your internship?

Notes from the Field: Pooja Singhi ‘18

Student Intern: Pooja Singhi '18

Internship Organization: 
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

How would you describe your employer in one paragraph? What’s the elevator pitch?
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is the U.S. government agency responsible for managing and administering civilian foreign assistance. USAID seeks to achieve its goal of "ending extreme poverty and promoting resilient, democratic societies." USAID has various regional and technical bureaus in Washington as well as numerous missions abroad.

What are your specific responsibilities in the organization?
I work in USAID's Bureau for Legislative and Public Affairs on the Public Engagement team. I assist with a variety of different projects ranging from core message tracking to helping plan big events to working on the Impact Blog.

How did you feel on the first day of your internship?

Notes from the Field: Lindsay Keare '16

Student Intern: Lindsay Keare '16

Internship Organization: 
U.S. Senate: Office of Senator Barbara Boxer

How would you describe your employer in one paragraph? What’s the elevator pitch?
Like any senator, she's responsible for representing Californians (all forty million of them!) at the federal level, along with Senator Dianne Feinstein. Senator Boxer is the ranking member on the Environment and Public Works Committee, so much of the legislation she drafts revolves around these issues. She is also on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the Senate Ethics Committee.

What are your specific responsibilities in the organization?

Notes from the Field: John Glance '18

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: Victoria Nevel '16

Student Intern: Victoria Nevel '16

Victoria Nevel '16 was funded by the Rockefeller Center for a Summer 2015 internship, with generous support from the Perkins Bass ’34 Public Affairs Internship Fund.

Notes from the Field: Stephanie Brown '16

Student Intern: Stephanie Brown '16

Internship Organization:
Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP)

How would you describe your employer in one paragraph? What’s the elevator pitch?
ARHP is a non-profit organization that produces journal articles, live sessions, webinars and clinical minutes regarding reproductive health and its impact on our lives. AHRP works closely with other reproductive health non-profits and NGO's to formally accredit providers (nurses, doctors, physicians assistants, etc.) with continuing education about reproductive health.

What are your specific responsibilities in the organization?
I am the education and policy intern; since the organization is medically based, I am tasked with keeping the organization up to date on relevant health policy. I analyze policy statements and write reports to inform the staff and thus the ARHP website.

How did you feel on the first day of your internship?

Notes from the Field: Soyeun Yang '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: Soyeun Yang '16

Internship Organization: 
U.S. Department of State: Office of the Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary

Notes from the Field: Shanet Hinds ‘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.
  

 

Notes from the Field: Roger Lu '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. 

 

 

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