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Friday, August 17, 2012

New Blog Post Series: Rocky Interns in DC


Charlotte Williams ’13, Lexi Zavras ’13, and Kali Montecalvo ’13 in front of the Supreme Court on the morning of their decision on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Hi everyone!

Welcome to the "Rocky Interns in DC" blog post series, chronicling the experiences of Dartmouth students interning in Washington, DC this summer!  This series of posts will document their stories, advice, recommendations, and anything else they care to share about living and working in the nation’s capital.

Throughout the remainder of August and into the beginning of September, I will be documenting the experiences of students interning in DC as a Rockefeller Center First-Year Fellow or a Rockefeller Center Funded Intern.  Listed below are the names of these students and their summer internships:


Kamran Ali ’15 – Smithsonian Institution

David Bessel ’15 – Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Luke Decker '15 - The Charles Group LLC

Sasha Dudding ’15 – Office of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Martin Gatens '15 - Office of Congressman Charles F. Bass

Brendan Goldrick '15 - U.S. Department of Education

Ashneil Jain ’15 – PWR

Blaze Joel '15 - Rock the Vote

Ester Khatchatryan ’15 – Congressional Research Service

Summer Modelfino ’15 – National Disability Institute

Adam Nasser '15 - The Charles Group LLC

Mary Peng ’15 – Project on Government Oversight

Manav Raj '15 - President's Council for Jobs and Competitiveness

Noah Reichblum ’15 – Department of Homeland Security

Oliver Schreiner '15 - U.S. Department of Education

Portia Schultz '15 - DC Prep Charter School

Jessica Steinmetz '15 - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

David Wylie ’15 – Superior Court of the District of Columbia

Lorelei Yang ’15 – National Congress of American Indians

Carla Yoon '15 - Conservation International


Madeline Abbott '15 - Office of U.S. Congressman Jime Himes (D-CT)

David Becker '13 - Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

Daniel Fang '15 - Environmental Protection Agency

Katharine Kranenburg '13 - District of Columbia Public Schools

Hector Moreno '15 - World Wildlife Fund

Alex Rubin '15 - Office of U.S. Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL)

Ariel Shapiro '13 - J Street U Congressional Internship

Mark Sheridan '15 - Conservation International

Joseph Singh '14 - Center for a New American Security

Ashley Ulrich '15 - Office of U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ)

Morgan Wharton '13 - National Research Center for Women and Families

Amanda Wheelock '13 - Sierra Club

Charlotte Williams '13 - U.S. Department of Justice

Alexis Zavras '13 - U.S. Department of Justice
Before going any further, here is a bit about myself: My name is Kali Montecalvo, and I am currently a rising senior at Dartmouth College. This is my second time living in DC, as I spent the summer after my Freshmen year interning for the NGO Conservation International as a Rockefeller Center First-Year Fellow.  My Junior winter I received funding from the Rockefeller Center for my internship with the U.S. Department of State in Geneva, Switzerland.  This summer I returned to DC and am now working for the U.S. Department of Justice in the Office of International Affairs.

Out of all of the places that I have lived and worked throughout my Dartmouth career, DC remains one of my favorite. Quite frankly, it is the perfect place for an internship, especially during the summer when there is an abundance of other student interns and always something to do.  I am thrilled to be writing this blog and to have the opportunity to document everyone's diverse experiences working in the nation's capital.

Stay tuned for my next post, and I hope that you are having a great summer!

-Kali Montecalvo '13