Eve Zelinger ’14 graduated from Castilleja School in Palo
Alto, CA where she was a Peer Advisor for underclassmen
and was the captain of the Varsity Basketball team. At
Dartmouth, Eve is an Anthropology major with a focus on
cultural anthropological work. She is also pursuing a minor
in Spanish and studied abroad her sophomore spring in
Barcelona, Spain on a transfer program through Knox
College in Illinois. At Dartmouth, Eve is a member of the
Women’s Basketball team, sings with the Hillel Choir,
tutors Spanish through the Academic Skills Center and is
involved with Kappa Delta Epsilon Sorority. During her
sophomore summer Eve was involved with SEAD as a
member of the activities crew. After graduation, Eve hopes to attend law school and plans to
pursue a career in criminal justice.
Eve was funded by the Rockefeller Center for a Spring 2013 internship, with generous support
from the McSpadden Public Affairs Internship Fund.
Executive Summary from Eve’s final report:
The Office of International Affairs (OIA) engages in the negotiation of treaties, conventions, and
other agreements with regards to international criminal matters in order to provide advice and
assistance to the Attorney General, Department of State and to the most senior officials of the
Department of Justice, state, and local prosecutors. OIA
attorneys are also involved with United Nation committees,
which work to resolve international law enforcement issues
such as narcotics trafficking, organized crime, cyber-crime,
corruption, terrorism, and money laundering. In this way, the
OIA works with cases that not only directly impact our own
country, but also influence other parts of the world.
I had the opportunity to engage with the reviewing and
writing of extradition requests, referral letters to foreign
authorities with regards to the requests, and use government databases to search for cases and
individuals. Engaging with this material made me more conscious of the crimes committed in
“Working at OIA was a
valuable opportunity not
only for expanding my mind
in the public policy realm,
but also for understanding
more about myself.”
[MCSPADDEN PUBLIC AFFAIRS FUND INTERN PROFILE]
various parts of the world and I have become more aware of the tactics used by criminals to
perform such crimes. I am now familiar with the procedures used by government agencies that
deal with these cases.
I plan to use the knowledge that I have acquired from the internship in pursuing career paths. I
have learned a lot about myself in this internship. I recognize that while the content of the
material is interesting and something I definitely want to incorporate in my professional
pursuits, a career with a lot of daily human interaction and less computer use is something I will
seek in order to fulfill my interests.
Eve at the entrance of her internship at the US Department of Justice,
Criminal Division: Office of International Affairs in Spring 2013.