Intern for a Community This Summer (& Score an Alumni Mentor)

Want an internship in Community Service — and an alumni mentor to boot? Apply to spend a leave term as an intern with the Dartmouth Partners in Community Service program. The deadline for Summer Term applications is April 24. (You’ve got two weeks to put your application in!)

The Dartmouth Partners in Community Service (DPCS) mission is to inspire Dartmouth students to join with Dartmouth alumni and their families in addressing problems facing our society. The DPCS program allows Dartmouth students to invest in their civic growth, personal growth and liberal education by participation in full-time, leave-term community service internships. Interns are matched with Dartmouth alumni, who serve as mentors for the interns.

For more about the DPCS program, visit the program website here.

Intern Stories: Catherine Treyz ’13 on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams

Position: Summer Intern at NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
Location: New York City
Description of what you did: I was a broadcast intern at Nightly News during Summer 2012, where I worked directly with producers on news and feature pieces for the evening newscast.
Major at Dartmouth: English with concentrations on popular culture and British literature

1. What was the most satisfying about your work?

From the first day, I was relieved to realize that my internship would be different from those portrayed on television sitcoms — there were no coffee runs. Immediately, I became an active member of the newsroom team and was often responsible for meeting the same daily deadlines as producers, designers, writers, and reporters. During the first week, I was trained by media professionals on how to use specific video editing and logging programs. I further developed those skills throughout my internship, editing videos for and previewing footage for news and Olympics pieces.

Although I was completing basic production tasks, it was truly awesome seeing even seconds of footage I logged and highlighted for producers appear on the national evening newscast. Luckily for me, as an Olympics aficionado, many of my assignments were completed in preparation for the London 2012 Summer Games. I also assisted producers and crew on a couple of on-location shoots, including a day spent in the Bronx filming the New York Yankees at their HOPE Week charity events. At the end of the summer, I was hired as a “runner” for NBC and MSNBC at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, where the hands-on production experiences continued. Overall, I was introduced to the truly multi-faceted field that is news media. The career options are endless.

2. What’s the best way to enter the broadcast journalism field? Any essential elements of preparation?

First, you have to like news. Whether you prefer broadcast over print is not important, because there are skills, like writing, that overlap in both fields. But your job will be variably different each day given the nature of news. You have to embrace that nature and you have to like that nature. Secondly, some experience, whether it’s through a campus publication or previous internship(s), in news or media is certainly a plus. It makes the adjustment to a professional newsroom easier and exciting. Also, there will be certain takeaways: You can apply the skills you learn when you return to work with your campus groups or in future jobs.

With that being said, it’s also very important to have an open mind and thick skin. Professional producers and editors take the time to show you how they start and finish a piece. They also talk with you and review your own work, offering suggestions and edits to a web piece you’ve spent hours working on. Take those moments as learning experiences. Some of the more interesting conversations I had with producers were about just two seconds of footage we were considering.

3. What advice would you give to others seeking internships in this field?

Be willing to try something different. For instance, if you’re interested in an editorial internship but get a media design or business one, don’t necessarily turn it down. Your interests can change — and that’s a good thing. Chances are good that you’ll likely experience editorial aspects in a business or design environment as well, or vice versa. It’s an interdisciplinary field.

4. How has Dartmouth supported you in your career development?

At this internship, I noticed my liberal arts background come into play. Because of Dartmouth’s curriculum requirements and liberal arts emphasis, I have taken courses in many departments. I incorporated skills and knowledge from classes in several departments into my daily duties. Dartmouth classes and experiences have pushed me to think deeply, act resourcefully, and ask important questions. In July, when the Aurora, Colorado shootings occurred, the Nightly office was quickly reacting to the breaking news and changing reports. My coursework in media research, statistics, public policy, anthropology, and literature helped me efficiently assist producers and communicate with others throughout the country.

As I approach graduation, I also realize how important resources like Rauner Special Collections and Jones Media Center are in pursuing my career path. There you learn valuable research methods and how to use similar and sometimes the same software media and production companies use.

5. Is there anything else you would like to add?

Interning at NBC was a wonderful experience. In fact, I was sad to leave on my last day! I definitely suggest browsing the NBC Universal career site if you’re interested in news, entertainment, sports, business, marketing, law, and, well, just about anything! I met interns from different departments and we all only had positive things to say about our internships. Take a look and apply!


Topics Include:

  1. All Ivy Environmental Career Fair  (1-Mar-13) (Columbia University, New York, NY)
  2. Energy Rodeo – Conference (February 9, 2013) (Houston, TX)
  3. The Franklin Institute – Discovery Camp Curriculum Intern (Winter/Spring) (Philadelphia, PA)
  4. The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program – Fellowship (Apply by December 14)
  5. Roche – Intern – Medicinal Chemistry (Summer) (South San Francisco, CA)
  6. Department of Agriculture – Post-Graduate Position (Geneva, NY)
  7. Covance – Summer Intern (Indianapolis, IN)
  8. BlueGreen Alliance – Winter Internships  (Washington, DC & San Francisco, CA)
  9. Guide to Life Science Careers – Resource
  10. National Science Foundation – Summer Research Opportunities – Multiple Disciplines  (Nationwide)


All Ivy Environmental Career Fair – (Columbia University, New York, NY)
Meet with representatives from organizations hiring for internships and full-time employees. Registration is now open and free for students!

Energy Rodeo – Conference (Houston, TX)
Free one-day conference for college students (undergrads and graduates) – seeking entry into the energy industry..) Get advice from industry professionals and network with companies including Citibank, Trafigura, OTC Global, and Noble who will be actively recruiting to fill their summer and full- time analyst classes. ($30 registration fee is refunded when you attend the conference.)

The Franklin Institute – Discovery Camp Curriculum Intern (Philadelphia, PA)
Want to teach science? Interns are needed to help develop curriculum for camp and assist in the preparation of camp materials for program featuring hands-on activities and museum exploration at Philadelphia’s world-famous Franklin Institute.

The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program – Fellowship
Pursuing an undergraduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines? Interested in theoretical and applied research? Receive a full scholarship, summer internship, and be gainfully employed by the Department of Defense upon degree completion.

Roche – Intern in Medicinal Chemistry (South San Francisco, CA)
The Genentech Chemistry Internship Program is an intensive 3-4 month opportunity where undergraduate chemistry students work within the fast-paced and challenging environment of our South San Francisco, CA research headquarters.  Contribute to synthetic chemistry projects, interacting with and working side-by-side with drug discovery industry experts.

Department of Agriculture – Post-Graduate Position (Geneva, NY)
Help find solutions to Agricultural problems that affect Americans every day, from field to table through supporting research at Plant Genetics Resources Unit

Covance – Summer Intern (Indianapolis, IN)
Gain professional hands-on experience and an insider’s glimpse into the FDA approval process for new drugs through an internship at one of the leading contract research organizations facilitating clinical trials and project management.

BlueGreen Alliance – Winter Internships (Washington, DC & San Francisco, CA)
BlueGreen Alliance (BGA) is an exciting, fast-paced organization that covers a wide variety of issues from climate change to green chemistry to smart grid infrastructure, bringing together an effort to advance a 21st century economy that respects workers, protects the environment and secures America’s energy future. Intern work includes research assistance and writing, legislative support, event planning, communications and working with U.S. and international nongovernmental organizations.

National Science Foundation – Summer Research Opportunities – Multiple Disciplines (Nationwide)
Directory of National Science Foundation’s Research Experience for Undergraduates Program. This is a listing of opportunities available for Environmental Science related programs, visit individual sites for program details and application deadlines.

Guide to Life Science Careers – Resource
Concise, easy to read online overview of career options in the life sciences — includes tips for resumes.


Check out more science opportunities at

Make an appointment by calling 603-646-2215

Networking: Is it better to have 200 acquaintances or 10 steadfast advocates?

More is certainly not always better when it comes to networking. Check out Stephanie Berenbaum’s “Is Networking Working Against You?” for a simple lesson in etiquette. Although networking properly will not necessarily guarantee you a job, these networking blunders will almost undoubtedly hurt your chances of getting an offer.

The ultimate goal of connecting with individuals and developing a circle of professional associations is to build and maintain relationships with people who can offer advice about how to pursue a specific career, present information about hiring, lifestyle/culture, and challenges within a specific industry or company, or point you in the direction of an opportunity.

Remember to be positive, well-mannered, professional, and articulate and to not immediately ask new contacts for a job. Networking does not mean applying for a job, but it can definitely lead to one! It is important to do it right. Maintaining relationships that hinge upon trust and professionalism rather than aggressive perseverance and pushiness is crucial. When it comes down to it, you can have a laundry list of accolades and a 4.0 to top it off, but employers will only hire those whom they find easiest and most enjoyable to be around.

Want an easy rule of thumb to judge the strength of your network? It’s not who you know that matters, it’s the people who are willing to call you back — and speak on your behalf!

Work to work in an Environmental Field? Environmental Blitz Bulletin

Every two weeks during the term, we send a short list of environmental career opportunities to all students who have subscribed to receive this information via Dartboard. If you see something you want to share with the list, send an e-mail to Chandlee Bryan (


1)      Environment America –  Environmental Fellowship Program POST-GRAD (2 yr)

2)      Green Corps – Environmental Leadership Program POST-GRAD (1 yr) (Nationwide)

3)      New York Sun Works – WINTER INTERNSHIP (NY)

4)      Smithsonian Environmental Research Center’s (SERC) INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (MD)

5)      United Nations Environment Programme – WINTER INTERN (DC)

6)      Climate Institute – WINTER INTERNSHIP (DC)

7)      DOE Science Undergraduate Laboratory INTERNSHIPS (Nationwide)

8)      Vermont Institute of Natural Science – INTERNSHIP

9)      All Ivy Environmental Career Fair – March 1 (NY)


1)      Environment America  – Environmental Fellowship Program (2 yr.) (Nation-wide) (POST-GRAD) Environment America is a federation of state-based, citizen-funded environmental advocacy organizations. The two-year Fellowship Program for recent graduates teaches participants to plan and run strategic state and national campaigns. Learn how to identify solutions to critical environmental problems and organize public support for your campaigns. To apply, submit your application through Dartboard by October 7.

2)      Green Corps  –  Environmental Leadership Program  (1 Yr)  (Nation-wide)
Green Corps organizers have built the campaigns that helped keep the Arctic safe from drilling, that led to new laws supporting clean, renewable energy, and convinced major corporations to stop dumping in our oceans.  Get hands-on experience fighting to solve urgent environmental problems — global warming, deforestation, water pollution and many others — with groups such as Sierra Club and Food and Water Watch. 35 college graduates from across the U.S. will be selected to participate in this paid program. Apply through Dartboard by October 7.

3)      New York Sun Works – Winter Internship (NYC)
Implement a hands-on/project based environmental sciences curriculum while using 21st century urban farming technology at a cutting-edge learning environment, the Greenhouse Project Classrooms in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Help Greenhouse Project classroom teachers with daily teaching and system maintenance for facility with features ranging from solar panels and hydroponics to a fish farm and weather station. The position is unpaid but includes a Metro card for transportation. Application deadline to apply for winter deadlines is Friday, October 5.

4)      Smithsonian Environmental Research Center’s (SERC) Internship Program  (MD) Gain hands-on experience in environmental research and education working directly with senior researchers. A National Science Foundation (NSF) designated Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), projects include terrestrial, atmospheric and estuarine environmental research work. Paid opportunities available throughout the year.

5)      The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Winter Internship (DC)
The United Nations Environment Programme’s Regional Office for North America (RONA), works to ensure that UNEP global programs satisfactorily address regional needs and priorities. Projects are assigned based on skills, knowledge and interests; opportunities available in Communications, Government Affairs, Environment Research, Environment Policy, Ecosystems Management and the Scientific Technical Advisory Panel (STAP)/Global Environment Facility (GEF). Winter application deadline is October 15.

6)      The Climate Institute  Winter Internship (DC)
The Climate Institute seeks to inform key government and corporate decision-makers, heighten international awareness of climate change, and identify practical ways of achieving significant emissions reductions. Voluntary internships are available in Washington, DC and on a virtual basis. Apply now for winter term internships – and follow-up to educate the Institute on your availability based on the Dartmouth term calendar.

7)      Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) – Nationwide
The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratories. Winter application deadline is October 1.

8)      Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) – Internship (Quechee, VT)
VINS provides environmental education programs for adults, families, and school children; partners with leading conservation organizations to promote environmental science field research; and operates New England’s premier avian wildlife rehabilitation clinic at the VINS Nature Center. Call to discuss potential opportunities for Winter term.

9)      All Ivy Environmental & Sustainable Development Career FairMarch 1, 2013 (NY)
Interested in environmental internships, full-time jobs, and career opportunities from grad school and sustainability to wind power and environmental advocacy? Mark your calendar for March 1, 2013. You’re invited.

CAREER BLITZ: International


  2. Teach for China – POST GRAD
  3. $$ Funding for Study Abroad
  4. European Economic and Social Committee Traineeships POST-GRAD
  5. American Australian Association – INTERNSHIP
  6. Luce Scholars Program – Intern in AsiaPOST-GRAD
  7. Trade – U.S. Commercial Service INTERNSHIPS
  8. London ­ Mountbatten Institute Internship Program – POST-GRAD
  9. Washington Office on Latin America – INTERNSHIPS
  10. Trainee Analysts – Business Monitor International – POST-GRAD



SUMMER –NOV.  1          FALL – MARCH 1                SPRING (Dartmouth Winter or Spring) – JULY 1

2) Teach for China – POST GRAD:

2-year teaching fellowships in China’s most indigent rural schools. (The only program in China collaborating with Teach For All’s global network, a Teach For America affiliate).  *First Deadline:  SEPT. 23

3) $$ Funding for Study Abroad

The Boren Scholarship supports study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, enabling you to add important international and language components to your education. Boren Scholars and Fellows are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. Undergraduate students can receive up to $20,000. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year.  Deadline: FEB. 13, 2013

4) European Economic and Social Committee Traineeships (5 mos.) – POST-GRAD

Work in Belgium with a mentor in, carrying out research in a particular area, and in evaluating economic, financial and technical cooperation projects and programmes and drawing up records of meetings. *SEPT. 29     (For a Feb –July experience)

5) American Australian Association – INTERNSHIP:

The Association promotes ties across the Pacific through its corporate, education, and social and cultural programs. A 1-3 month long, unpaid (except for daily travel commutation charges) year round internship program positions for recent graduates and 3rd/4th year. Submit three letters of reference, resume and a cover letter to

6) Luce Scholars Program – (1yr.) Intern in AsiaPOST-GRAD:

Placements (individually arranged based on interest) can be made in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. (Applicant cannot  already have significant experience in Asia or majored in Asian Studies).

***CAMPUS DEADLINE:  OCT. 1      *Requires Nomination by Scholarship Office

7) Trade – U.S. Commercial Service – International Locations for INTERNSHIPS:

The U.S. Commercial Service helps American exporters navigate the international sales process.  Search by country – many have internship link on site.  If not, you can ask directly.  Offices prefer applications 6 months in advance, but no less than 3.

8) London ­ Mountbatten Institute Internship Program (1yr.) – POST-GRAD:

Combines full-time work with seminars, self-assessment, and projects leading to either the Certificate or MBA in International Business Practice.

Deadline:  OCT. 1 for March session

9)Washington Office on Latin America – INTERNSHIPS:

WOLA promotes human rights, democracy, and social justice by working with partners in Latin America and the Caribbean. Interns collaborate on a mix of research, analytical, and administrative work and are assigned to various programs—communications or one of many policy areas. Interns may help with technology, the media, finance, and event planning.

10) Trainee Analysts – Business Monitor International – POST-GRAD:

Business Monitor International (BMI), a leader in emerging markets analysis, is recruiting high-calibre graduates to join its Americas Country Risk and Industry Analysis team in the rapidly expanding New York office. Receive extensive training in all areas of country risk and industry analysis and forecasting. The company also subsidizes external courses, such as the CFA and relevant language courses.   (Search Editorial and Research-Graduate Applications)


U.S. Department of State –  Foreign Service Office Management Specialist positions. For more information (, and to start the online application process. DEADLINE:  SEPT. 26   You are strongly urged to read the entire vacancy announcement to ensure you meet all of the requirements, and fully understand the special circumstances involving a career in the Foreign Service before applying. All applicants must be U.S. citizens and at least 20 years old to apply and at least 21 years of age to be appointed. Please visit our forums if you have any questions, or to search for answers regarding the Foreign Service Specialist selection process. The forums can be found under Engage on the website.




Interested in Documentary Film? Available July 12, 2012 near Concord, NH? Read on….

Below is an email received by the Career Services Office at Dartmouth College; If you’re free on July 12, 2012 & close to Concord, NH, sounds like a great way to get some experience…not to mention your name in the credits.

“We are offering radio-TV-film and communications students the opportunity to work on a documentary film that is being produced this summer in every state capital and several other locations in some states.  If students would like to work on the film crew, we would be delighted to have them.  They will not be paid, but they will receive experience and will be listed in the closing credits.

This film project is unique in many ways.  The movie is being filmed in all 50 states and DC in a 143-day road trip covering 16,508 miles (surely a first).  Over 750 people will be filmed, and the project will produce one documentary film, and over 750 videos, including testimony for every state legislature and the U.S. House and Senate.

If you have students who would like to participate, please have them email their resume to, and indicate which day(s) they will be available.

…. We will film in Concord [NH] on July 12, 2012.  The students will need to arrive by 8 am and work until 6 pm.

We hope some of your students will join us.”


William M. Windsor


 Whistleblower Productions

If you are interested in the dates for other parts of the country, please email and I will provide the itinerary for you.


Topics Include:

  1. Academy of Natural Sciences; Museum Education Public Programs Intern (Philadelphia, PA)
  2. Environmental Defense Fund; Program Associate: Climate & Air Program (DC)
  3. Center for Science, Technology, and Security Policy; Fall Internship (DC)
  4. American Council on Science and Health; Research Assistant (New York, NY)


1. Academy of Natural Sciences; Museum Education Public Programs Intern (Philadelphia, PA)

Development and implementation of natural science based activities and programs for museum visitors.

Contact Lois Kuter, Volunteer Coordinator, for a job description and application: 215 299-1029 or

2. Environmental Defense Fund; Program Associate: Climate & Air Program (DC)-POST GRAD

Provide administrative and research support to the Director of Tropical Forest Policy and other members of International Climate Program- which work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions around the world.

3. Center for Science, Technology, and Security Policy; Fall Internship (DC)

Gain experience through interacting with experts involved with the critique, development and conduct of science and security policy. Requires a strong interest in national and international security issues and how they relate to science and technology. Deadline: August 1, 2012

4. American Council on Science and Health; Research Assistant (New York, NY)-POST GRAD

Research and write original articles and coordinate larger projects on various topics of current interest in public health.


For additional science opportunities, visit:


Google Fall Internships – DEADLINE TO APPLY: May 29th @ 11:59PM

The Career Services Office received the following information about some great opportunities available at Google’s Mountain View location – read on:

Google is excited to offer fall internships for undergraduates in the Class of 2014 at our Mountain View location. For students with the ability to spend the academic term away from campus, this fall internship experience provides them with the opportunity to experience a business career at Google. The 10-12 week paid internship will bring interns to Google between September and December to work on a team completing a project that will make a difference.

The fall internship experience includes:

  • Impact: work with one of Google’s teams on an important business project
  • Exposure: get a first-hand look at the business side of a technology company
  • Development: learn from Googlers on your team, in your organization, and across the company
  • Fun: Experience and contribute to a core part of Google’s unique culture

To view current opportunities, review minimum qualifications, and to apply, visit and submit your resume and transcripts by Tuesday, May 29 at 11:59PM PST. A cover letter is optional. Students selected for interviews will be notified by email with additional information.

We’re looking forward to learning more about you and reviewing your application.  


Topics Include:

  1. Lung Cancer Research Foundation; Intern (NY)
  2. South Slough NERR; Research Internship (Charleston, OR)
  3. eHealth Initiative; Research Assistant Internship (DC)
  4. NAVIGANT; Consultant – Energy Efficiency, Demand Side Management (POST GRAD)(San Francisco)
  5. SRI International; Student Associate – Human Sleep Lab (Menlo Park, CA)
  6. U.S. Geological Survey (USGS);  Ecologist (POST GRAD)(San Diego, CA)
  7. Karen E. Wetterhahn Science Symposium


1. Lung Cancer Research Foundation; Intern (NY)

For current students OR recent graduates. Supports research studies and activities focused on developing innovative strategies for better treatments, screening and prevention of all cancers of the lung. Deadline: May 28

2. South Slough NERR; Research Internship (Charleston, OR)

The South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve is a 5,000 acre natural area located in the Coos estuary on the south coast of Oregon. Work will include a mix of office and field-based activities. Deadline: June 15

3. eHealth Initiative; Research Assistant Internship (DC)

For current students OR recent graduates. eHealth Initiative is independent non-profit organization whose mission is to improvement the quality, safety, and efficiency of healthcare.

4. NAVIGANT; Consultant – Energy Efficiency, Demand Side Management (POST GRAD)(San Francisco)

NAVIGANT is a specialized, global expert services firm dedicated to assisting clients in creating and protecting value in the face of critical business risks and opportunities. Consultants work with clients involved in a wide range of energy-related activities.

5. SRI International; Student Associate – Human Sleep Lab (Menlo Park, CA)

Trained in polysomnography assessment procedures, electrode application, laboratory set-up, subject recruitment, and data entry.

6. U.S. Geological Survey (USGS);  Ecologist (POST GRAD)(San Diego, CA)

Responsible for planning the endangered species management and population ecology.

Write articles. Manage and coordinate the work of biological technicians.

7. Karen E. Wetterhahn Science Symposium

Thursday, May 24 @ 4pm, Oopik Auditorium

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Mary Lou Guerinot, “Metals, Mutants and Mayhem”

8.  For additional science opportunities, visit: