The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences

Named Funds

Named Funds generously support Rockefeller Center interns during leave-term unpaid internships in the fields of public policy, public affairs, and social entrepreneurship. Read more about students' internship experiences by clicking on each link.

Peter McSpadden '52 Memorial Fund

In honor of Peter McSpadden ’52’s internship experiences and his involvement in government, the McSpadden family established this fund as part of the former Public Affairs Center. The McSpadden funding supports up to four interns per year.

E. John Rosenwald Jr '52 Fund

The E. John Rosenwald Jr ’52 internship funding supports up to four interns per year.

Perkins Bass '34 Fund

The Perkins Bass 1934 Fund supports up to two students per year in public policy internships at the state or local level. Perkins Bass was a key New Hampshire public figure - active in both NH and US politics.

Henry Leach III '28 Memorial Fund

Established in memory of Henry Leach III ’28 through gifts of his son Paul Leach ’67 and his widow, Mrs. Burton. This internship funding source supports one intern per year.

John K. Springer '53 Memorial Fund

This fund is in honor of John K. Springer '53, who served on the Rockefeller Center's Board of Visitors from 2005-2010. This fund supports one internship a year.

Rockefeller Center Ventures for Hope Fund

Ventures for Hope's mission is to create hope by developing income earning social enterprises that benefit those in need. The nonprofit provides consulting, business acceleration and seed capital fundraising to nonprofit partners to help build businesses. This fund supports students interested in internships serving this sector.

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