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

Work for the Center

The Rockefeller Center provides students a workplace environment where they can witness, practice, and reflect upon leadership and management skills and competencies which will prepare them to excel in a professional work environment both during and after their time at Dartmouth.

Student Staff

Rockefeller Center Student Program Assistants.

About Student Program Assistants

Student Program Assistants play a vital and integral role in Rockefeller Center events, programs, and activities and the Center places a high level of trust and responsibility on our student staff. Most students find that their workplace skills and level of professionalism are enhanced by their time spent working at Rocky.

  • Program Assistants are expected to attend student staff group learning sessions (2 per term) and events such as our fall term Open House and spring term Dimensions.
  • Program Assistants serve on the Rockefeller Mini-Grant Review Committee that meets four times a term and is responsible for approving student funding applications for conference attendance and student organizations' on-campus events.

Hours and Compensation

Schedules and required hours per week vary for each position, but range from 5 to 15 hours. Compensation is $10 per hour; $11 after three terms.

Apply for a position

There is a rigorous application and interview process for each position, and completion of the Center’s Management & Leadership Development Program (MLDP) is a prerequisite for employment. Selection is competitive, and multiple-term commitments for all positions are preferred.

If you have not yet participated in MLDP, you will still be considered for a paid position if you register for MLDP during the upcoming year in either the Fall, Winter, or Spring term. Why is this program a requirement? In MLDP, participants strengthen their skills in facilitating discussions, communicating effectively, writing in a variety of settings, planning with a purpose, and negotiating to find creative solutions to problems. These are the types of skills we use every day at the Center, and we invite you to put those skills into practice by joining our team. 

For more information and application deadlines, contact Elizabeth Celtrick, Assistant Director, at (603) 646-9675.

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