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Perkins Bass Funded Intern

Notes from the Field: Aaron Cheese '18

 Aaron Cheese '18 interned at the Manchester office of US Senator Maggie Hassan during the 2017 Summer Term with support from the Perkins Bass '34 Fund. The following is an excerpt from his internship report.

Notes from the Field: Oliver Engelhart ’18

Oliver Engelhart ’18 interned in the Office of Senator Gillibrand from New York for the 2017 winter term with support from the Perkins Bass '34 Fund. The following is an excerpt from his internship report. ​

This past winter I had the opportunity to intern in the Office of Senator Gillibrand from New York. I took everything I hoped to take away from this experience. I gained an insight into domestic politics, worked on legislative issues I was passionate about, and developed relationships with staffers, alums, and friends in the capitol. While I have primarily focused m studies at Dartmouth on international politics and Asian studies, working as an intern in the Senate was my chance to learn about American politics, and explore a part of the United States I have never been exposed to. The past few months have been a chaotic time in DC, given the inauguration and tension in the capitol, but I definitely think this was the opportune moment to experience the senate in full swing. During my time in the office I attended many of the Presidential Cabinet Nominee hearings, summarized briefings, and worked on research projects for staffers.

Lewis M. Feldstein Named Perkins Bass Distinguished Visitor

The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences has announced Lewis M. Feldstein, former CEO and President of New Hampshire’s largest foundation, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, as the Perkins Bass Distinguished Visitor for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Named after longtime New Hampshire U.S. Congressman Perkins Bass, member of the Dartmouth College Class of 1934, this appointment is meant to celebrate a New Hampshire citizen who has made outstanding contributions in government, and provide Visitors the opportunity to share their knowledge with the Dartmouth community.

“I am honored, and delighted, by this appointment,” says Feldstein. “I’ve spoken at Dartmouth a number of times. Without exception, the response was informed, sharp – and often challenging and provocative. I expect to learn every bit as much as I teach. What more can I ask?”

Notes from the Field: Hannah Solomon '17

Hannah Solomon interned at the Office of Congresswoman Watson Coleman during the 2016 summer term with support from the Perkins Bass '34 Fund. The following is an excerpt from her internship report.

During the summer of 2016, I had the opportunity to intern in the office of Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman who is a first-term congresswoman representing New Jersey’s 12th district. She sits on the Committee on Homeland Security, the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and the Select Committee on Women’s Health, as well as being a member of the Congressional Black Caucus and a founding member of the Caucus on Black Women and Girls. The Congresswoman is also deeply involved in the fight for common sense gun legislation and participated in the 26-hour-long sit in on the House floor on June 23rd.

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: 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.

What are your specific responsibilities in the organization?

Notes from the Field: Adam Schneider '15

Student Intern: Adam Schneider '15

Internship Organization:Office of US Congressman Frank Pallone (NJ-06) – Washington, DC

How would you describe your employer in one paragraph? What’s the elevator pitch?Congressman Frank Pallone has represented northeastern New Jersey in the House of Representative since 1989. In Congress, he sits on the Committee on Natural Resources as well as on the Committee on Energy and Commerce and is currently seeking the position of ranking minority member in the latter for the 113th Congress. During his tenure, Congressman Pallone has taken leadership on a host of issues ranging from healthcare reform to environmental protection and ocean conservation.

Notes from the Field: Noah Reichblum '15


Noah Reichblum was funded by the Rockefeller Center for a Winter 2014 internship, with generous support from the Perkins Bass ’34 Public Affairs Internship Fund. 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: Noah Reichblum ‘15

Internship Organization: The Centrist Project – Hanover, NH

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

Julia McElhinney named Perkins Bass Intern for Summer 2013

Julia McElhinney was funded by the Rockefeller Center for a Summer 2013 internship, with generous support from the Perkins Bass ’34 Public Affairs Internship Fund. She interned with the Union of Concerned Scientists in Washington DC.  The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is an independent not-for-profit research group that works tirelessly to ensure governmental policy, corporate practices and consumer choices are informed by thoughtful and engaged scientific research. “I look forward to incorporating what I have learned about the importance of sustainable, small-scale food and farm systems into my academic and professional interests in community building,” says Julia.

Julia is a member of the Class of 2014 at Dartmouth College. She is an Environmental Studies Major and a Studio Art Minor studying the intersection of public policy, planning and design as it relates to public placemaking. Julia has a keen strong interest in the role food and agriculture play in the creation of resilient communities. As a Presidential Scholar, Julia researched strategies for comprehensive community planning and design.

NH Native John Howard '15 Named Perkins Bass Intern for Winter 2013

The Rockefeller Center is pleased to announce our first Perkins Bass Named Intern, John Howard ’15. Financial support for this public policy internship is provided by the Perkins Bass 1934 Fund. Perkins Bass was a member of the Dartmouth College Class of 1934, and was a key New Hampshire public figure - active in both NH and US politics.

 

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