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Rocky Interns in DC: Internship Events and Conferences

Rocky Interns in DC: Favorite Internship Moments

Rocky Interns in DC: Stories from the Hill

"A side view of the Capitol - the fifth tallest building in DC, with a cast-iron dome that weighs close to 9 million pounds!  The bronze statue on top, Freedom, faces East so that the sun never sets on her." -Ashley Ulrich '15

Rocky Interns in DC: Joseph Singh '14 Publishes Online Articles for Time and Foreign Policy Magazine

Joseph Singh ’14, a Rockefeller Center Funded Intern, has recently published two online articles during his internship with the Center for a New American Security (CNAS).
His first article, titled "Are the strategic costs of Obama's drone policy greater than the short-term gains?", was published on June 27, 2012 on Foreign Policy magazine's Best Defense blog.   Singh states that "the support that CNAS gave in helping me get this published was unbelievable. It's an incredible place to intern."
On August 13, 2012, Singh published his second article - an op-ed in Time Magazine online titled "Betting Against a Drone Arms Race" - as part of his research on drone technology at CNAS.

Rocky Interns in DC: Top 5 Things to Do in DC, Housing Options, Online Tools and Tips

Rockefeller Center interns outside of the White House - Photo courtesy of Dan Fang '15

George Washington University: Conveniently located in Foggy Bottom, summer housing at GW is an excellent option.  There are various price levels of dorms and you can rent a room on a weekly basis.
Washington Intern Student Housing (WISH): With a variety of locations near Capital Hill, WISH housing is reserved exclusively for summer interns.
For more housing options, click here.  


Wmata: The DC Metro is the main form of transportation used to get around the city.

Amtrak: Taking an Amtrak train from Union Station is a very easy and quick travel option if you are looking to take a weekend trip.

New Blog Post Series: Rocky Interns in DC


NextGen Conference (@nextgengov) 2012 Summit Recap - Great Resources and Advice for New and Future Professionals

The Next Generation of Government Training Summit began in 2010 and has enhanced the working and personal lives of 1,000+ Generation X and Y government employees. The sessions and workshops presented during the two day summit are jam packed with information focused on educating, inspiring and training emerging government leaders to further enhance their day-to-day career and the betterment of government overall.

Speakers this year included Dartmouth '97 and three-time Olympian Adam Nelson, and one of our Management and Leadership Development Program speakers, Dave Uejio.

First-Year Fellows Meet US Representatives Carney '78, Bass '74, and Capuano '73 at 25th Annual Webster Dinner

Prepare for Upcoming Internships By Attending Training in Washington, DC This June - Application Deadline for CST is Thursday, 4/26

We receive consistent feedback from our internship supervisors that students are well-prepared and ready to be a productive member of their internship host organization for 8 - 10 weeks.  Participating in skills-building workshops and trainings offered on campus are ways to build that capacity, and specific programs that the Rockefeller Center offers and recommends as you prepare for internships include our Management and Leadership Development Program (MLDP) and our Civic Skills Training (CST).  Civic Skills Training is offered in June, and only available to first-year students.  This year, we will be in DC from June 11-15th.  Read more about CST here.

Congrats to Josh Marcuse '04 - Named to the @brazencareerist 20 Young Professionals to Watch in 2012 List

We're happy to share that Dartmouth alum Josh Marcuse '04 has been named as one of 20 young professionals to watch in 2012 by Brazen Careerist

Marcuse is the founder and President of Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, "committed to fostering the next generation of foreign policy leadership." He advises individuals and institutions on how to engage and interact with young professionals in the foreign policy community, and frequently speaks to students and recent graduates about careers in international affairs, leadership, management, entrepreneurship and civic participation.

Josh has been affiliated with Rockefeller Center programs both as a student, and then as an alum.  He has come back to campus as part of the Rockefeller Leadership Fellows "Word of Advice from Alums" session, and has been a great resource for students in Washington, DC for our Civic Skills Training program.


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