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Monday, October 20, 2014

Internship Opportunity: The Brookings Institution

This is an unpaid 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 Brookings Institution is a leading think tank on various areas of national public policy. Brookings traces its foundation back to 1916, when a group of experts founded the Institute for Government Research, the first private organization devoted to analyzing public policy issues at the national level. Since then, Brookings has developed a name for itself as a leading think tank.

Position Type: Internship

Location: Washington, D.C.

Sector: Think Tank

Start Date: Spring 2015

Wage or Benefits: Unpaid

Time Commitment: 40 Hours per Week

Desired Class Year: Juniors or Seniors

Desired Major or Interest: Government, Economics, History

Application Deadline: October 31, 2014

Organization Website:

Duties and Qualifications: Interns at Brookings must be upper level undergraduate students seeking a degree in a relevant field such as international relations. Interns will assist with the organization of seminars, head the distribution of publications, undertake research into issues of interest, contribute to project reports, papers, and briefing memos, assist with the website and social media accounts, and attend meetings and events on behalf of the assigned project.

How to apply: Application instructions can be found on the Brookings website at

MLDP Recap: "Communicating with Professionalism" with Professor Jennifer Sargent

This ongoing series explores sessions of the Management and Leadership Development Program (MLDP) through participant narratives. MLDP is a one-term program designed to develop citizen leaders among sophomores, juniors, and seniors at Dartmouth College. Led by expert guest speakers each week, sessions employ experiential teaching techniques to engage students through hands-on learning of core management and leadership skills.

When considering the unbelievably vast breadth of different personalities and the unique effects of combining them in social interactions, the prospect of communication can seem a little intimidating. Personality tests help one to understand the nuances and complexities of personality and to make sense of not only others, but also oneself. As such, personality tests are fascinating.

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is one of the most powerful personality type instruments. It measures people’s preferences with respect to four areas: where they receive their energy from, how they take in information, how they make decisions, and how they orient to the outside world. The MBTI was the focus of this week's MLDP session, entitled "Communicating With Professionalism" and led by Professor Jennifer Sargent, a Visiting Professor of Writing at Dartmouth.

Professor Sargent addresses an audience at the Rockefeller Center.

Professor Sargent taught us that “Understanding your preferences allows you to gather, evaluate, and decide effectively.” This is essential to everything one does in life, but it’s especially applicable to communication. It’s crucial to know who you are and how you operate in order to comprehend how you’re perceived, as well as what style of communication works best for you. By mastering an understanding of oneself and how one interacts with those around them, it's possible to cultivate skills for professional, functional, and flexible communication and collaboration.

This was my favorite session of MLDP so far. Part of that is my interest in personality studies, but I also loved the opportunity to reflect on who I am, how I became who I am, and how that influenced the way I get along with other people. Professor Sargent’s emphasis on embracing your type while also cultivating and perfecting it was very empowering, and it made me look at my personality as a flexible and moldable tool I simply have to master. After the session, my friend Annie and I went to her room and talked about our results and the lecture for over an hour. We had a feeling of clarity and direction that gave us an intoxicating burst of energy and a readiness to move forward with a better understanding of ourselves and our place in the world.

-Written by Elizabeth Klein '17, Fall 2014 MLDP Participant

Friday, October 17, 2014

Internship Opportunity and Information Session: The Climate Institute

This is an internship opportunity from outside the Rockefeller Center.

How can Dartmouth be a leader in Indigenous Sustainability Partnerships and Arctic Protection Initiatives? Find out how YOU can get involved at a free, public luncheon event co-sponsored by the Center for Environmental Leadership and Training (CELT) and the Rockefeller Center for Public Policy! Pizza will be served!

Find out more at a public event with Q&A on Tuesday, October 21, 2014. Join us for a light lunch and a chance to talk with leaders from the Climate Institute. RSVP required.

There are two sessions from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in the Class of 1930 Room, Rockefeller Center. Please attend only one of these sessions.

Click here to RSVP and find out more.

For more information, contact Ethan Forauer at

This event is co-sponsored by the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center.

Internship Opportunity: New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR): The Exchange

This is an unpaid internship opportunity from outside the Rockefeller Center.

New Hampshire Public Radio’s, The Exchange, has been on the air for 19 years. This live, daily, call-in talk show focuses on news and public policy and is a regular stop for elected leaders. The program encourages statewide dialogue and adds depth, context and broad perspective to New Hampshire news, public affairs, and issues of the day.

Position Type: Internship - unpaid

Location: 2 Pillsbury Street, Concord, New Hampshire

Sectors: Non-profit, Media, Journalism

Start Date: Flexible

Wage or Benefits: Unpaid

Time Commitment: Two to three days a week, 10 to 15 hours.

Desired Class Year: Open to all class years, including undergraduate and graduate student.

Desired Major or Interest: Open to all majors but best fit would likely be political science, journalism, government studies.

Application Deadline: Rolling

Organization Website:

Intern’s Role: Exchange interns generally work from 7:30 am to 1:00 pm. Responsibilities include call screening during our daily live show, research assistance, writing the show's daily roadmap, minor production work, and other duties as needed. The goal is for the intern to assist in the production of several shows, under the guidance of the Producer and Senior Producer, before the end of the internship.

How to apply: Send resume, cover letter, and references to

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Internship Opportunity: Clinton Foundation

This is an unpaid internship opportunity from outside the Rockefeller Center.

The Clinton Foundation is a non-profit NGO dedicated to improving the lives of people all around the world. The foundation operates within the United States as well as various other countries worldwide, engaging on issues such as health, education, and women’s rights.

Position Type: Internship - Unpaid

Location: Washington, DC

Sector: NGO

Start Date: Spring 2015

Wage or Benefits: Unpaid

Time Commitment: 40 hours per week

Desired Class Year: All Class Years

Desired Major or Interest: All Majors

Application Deadline: November 15

Organization website:

Duties and Qualifications: Interns at the Clinton Foundation will contribute to a specific project and have the opportunity to work either in the New York or Little Rock offices or at an international location. Interns will contribute to a project through research and writing. They will also aid in the logistical development of the project.

How to Apply: To apply, please submit a copy of your current resume, your top five areas of interest, a short essay, short biography, a writing sample, and two letters of recommendation. The application and submission instructions can be found on the Clinton Foundation webpage at