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February 20, 2019 2:18PM
Wendy Davis

On Friday, January 25, 2019, Wendy Davis spoke with students in an afternoon session “Deeds Not Words: Taking Action to Make Change.” Wendy Davis is the founding director of Deeds Not Words, a non-profit that seeks to empower and activate the voices of young women in public and political discourse. She is a former Texas State Senator, 2014 Texas Democratic Gubernatorial nominee, frequent public speaker and author. Davis gained national prominence in 2013 when she strapped on a pair of pink...

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February 19, 2019 2:57PM
FYF Jolie Kemp

As a First-Year Fellow, Jolie Kemp ’21 interned at the Truman National Security Project under the mentorship of Michael Breen ’02. The following is an excerpt from her final report.

I interned at the Truman National Security Project, a nationwide membership of policy experts, veterans, and academics committed to addressing the national security concerns of today. Truman connects over 1,700 members across the country with 16 different chapters, each of which facilitates...

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February 18, 2019 10:44AM
Todd Huang

The Rockefeller Center Senior Honors Thesis Grants program provides funding of up to $1,000 for undergraduate students writing a senior honors thesis in the social sciences.

Todd Huang, a member of the Class of 2019, is a geography and biochemistry major from Vancouver, Canada.

Todd is passionate about critical ethnic studies, Asian American studies, and urban geography. His thesis...

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February 14, 2019 12:00AM
Hana Dai '20 Brookings Institution

Hana Dai '20 interned at the Brookings Institution during the 2018 fall term. The following is an excerpt from her internship report.

This fall, I interned at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. Brookings is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy organization that analyzes public policy issues and produces evidence-based policy recommendations. In particular, I focused on the intersection of political science and education at the Brown Center on Education Policy...

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February 13, 2019 11:29AM
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Sam Gordon '19 interned at the New Hampshire Supreme Court with Justice James Bassett during the 2018 Summer Term. The following is an excerpt from his internship report.

The New Hampshire Supreme Court is the highest court in the state and its sole appellate court. Located it Concord, New Hampshire, it is made up of the Chief Justice and four Associate Justices appointed by the governor and Executive Council to serve during “good behavior” until retirement or the age of...

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February 13, 2019 11:21AM
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Solomon Bang '19 interned at the Ajou Institute of Unification (AIU) during the 2018 Summer Term. The following is an excerpt from his internship report.

The Ajou Institute of Unification (AIU) is a think-tank based in Suwon, South Korea studying policies regarding North Korean development cooperation, Korean bilateral trade, and Korean reunification. As a member of the six institutions elected by the Ministry of Unification for DPRK education and research, AIU’s research...

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February 13, 2019 11:07AM
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Nikhita Hingorani '21 interned for Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL) during the 2018 Summer Term. The following is an excerpt from her internship report.

This summer, I had the incredible opportunity to intern for Congresswoman Terri Sewell, Representative of the 7th Congressional District of my home state of Alabama, in both her Washington, DC office and Montgomery district office.

At the DC office, I was responsible for the typical intern duties such as assisting...

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February 13, 2019 10:57AM
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Makena Kauhane'19 interned on Capitol Hill for the office of Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) during the 2018 Summer Term. The following is an excerpt from her internship report.

This summer, I had the opportunity to intern on Capitol Hill for the office of Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI). This internship allowed me to apply the knowledge I’ve developed through course work at Dartmouth to a number of legislative areas I had the opportunity to research. As a government major with a...

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February 13, 2019 10:49AM
john_kilcommons Notes from the Field

John Kilcommons '19 interned at the Law Division within the Cook County Circuit Court during the 2018 summer term. The following is an excerpt from his internship report.

The Law Division within the Cook County Circuit Court is responsible for taking civil cases that claimed money damages exceeding $50,000 or more. Within my courtroom, my judge, the Honorable Lorna Propes, oversaw multiple trials and even more pre-trial settlement hearings. As an officer of the court, Judge Propes...

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February 13, 2019 12:00AM
Victoria Meyer '20 World Bank

Victoria Meyer '20 interned at the World Bank in the Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) group during the 2018 fall term. The following is an excerpt from her internship report.

This fall, I interned at the World Bank in the Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) group. According to DIME, the group generates high-quality and operationally relevant data and research to transform development policy, help reduce extreme poverty, and secure shared prosperity. It develops...

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