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Friday, November 21, 2014

Need help deciding your major or career path? Try "Create Your Path" during Winter Interim

Create Your Path is a leadership development program designed by the Rockefeller Center. The program guides you through a self-reflection process to analyze experiences that have driven and defined you, then helps you build a plan for your future. The six short online video workshops can be accessed from home on your own computer or mobile device at any time and is encouraged during the winter interim period when you have fewer distractions.

In this video, Hunter Kappel ’14 describes how Create Your Path helped him eliminate the bounds and determine his direction.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Internship Opportunity: US Supreme Court

This is an internship opportunity from outside the Rockefeller Center. The Rockefeller Center occasionally posts opportunities for students to become involved in the political process. Such postings do not constitute an endorsement of the political objectives of any person or organization.

For more than 40 years, the Judicial Internship Program has provided advanced undergraduate students and recent college graduates a unique opportunity to gain exposure to the field of judicial administration through working in the Office of the Counselor to the Chief Justice. Many prior Judicial Interns have become practicing attorneys. Some have become law clerks at the Supreme Court and other federal courts, professors and deans of leading law and business schools, senior staff members in Congress, and attorneys at the U.S. Department of Justice.

Position Type: Unpaid Internship

Location: Washington, DC

Sector: Law, Judicial

Start Date: Multiple

Wage or Benefits: Unpaid

Time Commitment: 8 hours per day, 5 days per week required. Interns selected for the Fall and Spring should plan to work for sixteen weeks. Summer interns are expected to work for at least twelve weeks, generally starting no later than the week of Memorial Day.

Desired Class Year: Open to advanced undergraduate students and recent college graduates. To be eligible for selection, applicants must apply during, or for a term immediately following, undergraduate study.

Application Deadlines: June 10th for Fall placement, October 20th for Spring placement, March 10th for Summer placement

Organization Website:

Judicial interns conduct background research for briefings provided to guests of the Supreme Court; draft correspondence; collect, track, and summarize relevant news articles; and provide support throughout the Office of the Counselor to the Chief Justice. Their research is wholly distinct from the case work of the Supreme Court, and interns do not work on cases pending before the Court or with the Justices.

When time permits, interns may observe Court sessions and take advantage of outside lectures and conferences. The Counselor may invite interns to educational luncheon meetings with leaders in government, academia, and private institutions. In recent years, interns have attended luncheons with the Solicitor General, the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, and the Counsel to the President.

How to Apply: You will be asked to include a cover letter, resume, official college transcript, short essay about a former justice, and three letters of recommendation, including at least one from an undergraduate course instructor.  

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Remembering Bill Frenzel '50 Tu '51

The Rockefeller Center recently learned of the passing of former Congressman and co-Chair of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (CRFB), Bill Frenzel '50 Tu '51. Among his many other endeavors, Frenzel served as a mentor in the Rockefeller First Year Fellows program for eight years. The Rockefeller Center offers our sincere condolences to his family and friends during this time of bereavement. The Center remembers this wonderful individual for the very special role he played in developing the next generation of leaders.

Representative and CRFB Co-Chair Bill Frenzel '50 Tu '51 pictured here at the Capital with First-Year Fellows Reid Aronstein '16,
Will de Chatellus '16, and Areden Arnold '16 in front of earlier Dartmouth alumnus, Daniel Webster

For further details about Frenzel’s long accomplished career in the public sector, please read the letter from CRFB President here:

Rockefeller Leadership Fellow Miriam Kilimo '14 Named Rhodes Scholar

Last week, 2013-2014 Rockefeller Leadership Fellow Miriam Kilimo '14 was named a Rhodes Scholar. The Rhodes Scholarship is considered one of the world's most prestigious academic awards, providing a scholarship to study at Oxford University.

In an interview with Dartmouth Now, Miriam Kilimo ’14 emphasized the skills provided by the Rockefeller Leadership Fellow program that allowed her to succeed. “I am especially grateful about how the confluence of my experiences as a Senior Fellow and as a Rockefeller Leadership Fellow implicitly prepared me for the Rhodes interview—I felt very confident about articulating my interests to the interview panel,” says Kilimo.

Miriam Kilimo ’14 smiles at a comment made by Eric Yang ’14 during an RLF session in the fall of 2013.

“I just found her thoughtful, introspective, reflective and full of fun,” says Rockefeller Center Deputy Director Sadhana Hall of Kilimo. Kilimo participated in five Rockefeller Center programs beyond the RLF program during her time at Dartmouth. In an email to Hall, Kilimo expressed her gratitude to the RLF program, “I felt very confident going in for my interview especially because the RLF program prepared me for the moments like those. Because of a different application cycle, I didn't have the luxury of a long application process or time to engage in mock interviews by various professors. I credit my experiences at RLF, the public speaking, etiquette training, interaction with high profile speakers, and even interactions with fellow RLF-ers - Joe Singh ’14 is the one who advised me on applying for the Rhodes - for giving me the confidence to defend myself before the panel of interviewers.”

Kilimo, who studied Anthropology as an undergraduate, plans to pursue a degree in Women's Studies with her scholarship at Oxford.

For more information, see Dartmouth Now and The Dartmouth's articles on Kilimo's award.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Internship Opportunity: Center for Security Policy

This is an internship opportunity from outside the Rockefeller Center. The Rockefeller Center occasionally posts opportunities for students to become involved in the political process. Such postings do not constitute an endorsement of the political objectives of any person or organization.

The Center for Security Policy (CSP) is a Washington, DC think tank that focuses on national security issues. CSP was founded in 1988 by Frank Gaffney, Jr. and advocates policies based on a philosophy of "Peace through Strength."

Position Type: Unpaid Internship

Location: Washington, DC

Sector: Non-Profit Think Tank

Start Date: Year-Round

Wage or Benefits:

Time Commitment:
A minimum commitment of 15 hours/week during the school year and 25 hours/week during the summer is required, but hours and days are flexible, as are start dates and duration of internship.

Desired Class Year:
Open to All Class Years, including Graduate Students

Application Deadline: Rolling

Organization Website:

The Center for Security Policy immediately assigns its interns to substantial research projects linked to US national security, namely: defense and homeland security issues, foreign policy and terrorism related studies from which they must produce reports, issue briefs, memoranda, and oral evaluations to Center staff members. Research is primarily conducted in the office, but also involves work in the field including at the Library of Congress, Capitol Hill, and related events across town, and interns are encouraged to attend research-related hearings on Capitol Hill.

Interns work with the CSP director, Frank J. Gaffney, Jr., its expert and distinguished fellows, and core staff. The program provides a comprehensive, hands-on experience in American government, and uniquely exposes students to the fast-paced atmosphere of Washington to a degree seldom offered to most interns in the field.

How to apply: To apply for an internship at the CSP, please contact Shaun Seifert at You will need to send a resume or transcript, a cover letter explaining your interest in the Center for Security Policy, a writing sample discussing a major current issue or event in the CSP’s area of interest, and 2-3 references, including 1-2 academic/professional and 1 personal reference. We would like to know why you have selected the Center for Security Policy, and what it is specifically about our positions that are of interest.