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NOTES FROM THE FIELD: MARK PARRINO '22

Mark Parrino '22 interned at the Climate Institute in Washington D.C. during the 2019 summer term.

This summer, I spent 10 weeks working at the Climate Institute in downtown Washington D.C. Founded by John Topping (Dartmouth ’64) in 1986, the Climate Institute is the country’s first organization focused solely on climate change. The Institute works on mitigating the effects of climate change by raising international awareness and advancing and sharing research. My primary work at the Climate Institute involved writing a research paper about the current state of climate change in the Arctic regions and what techniques are being researched to combat that change. My paper is organized into three sections: 1) The current status of the Arctic with regard to climate change. 2) The local and global impacts of Arctic change. 3) Out-of-the-box solutions to mitigating climate change in the Arctic. The paper will soon be published on the Climate Institute website.  

NOTES FROM THE FIELD: JIMMY NGUYEN '21

Jimmy Nguyen '21 interned in the National Economic Council during the 2018 fall term. The following is an excerpt from his internship report.

For 13 incredible weeks this Fall, I had the honor of interning in the National Economic Council through the White House Internship Program. The National Economic Council has four objectives: move policy forward by coordinating the creation of economic policy, offer economic policy advice to the President, oversee the employment of said policy, and maintain consistency in action with the President’s goals. Interning for the National Economic Council has allowed me the privilege to see these goals advance firsthand during a flourishing economy.

NOTES FROM THE FIELD: OLIVIA FINE '20

Olivia Fine '20 interned for the Office of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand during the 2018 fall term. The following is an excerpt from her internship report.

This fall, I had the privilege of interning for the Office of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in Washington, D.C. Senator Gillibrand’s central office oversees a range of responsibilities from legislative duties, providing constituent services, managing press, to scheduling. As a legislative intern, the majority of my responsibilities were in the constituent services realm.

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