Named Internship Profile Summary - Richard D'Amato (McSpadden)
[MCSPADDEN PUBLIC AFFAIRS FUND INTERN PROFILE] Richard DAmato 13 is an economics major and a dual minor in public policy and international studies. On campus, he is a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity, Habitat for Humanity, Mock Trial Society, and ASPIRE, and works for the Dartmouth College Development Offices GreenCorps Team and the Rockefeller Center Policy Research Shop. During his leave terms, he has interned at Project On Government Oversight and the Presidents Council On Jobs and Competitiveness at the U.S. Treasury Department, and participated in a study abroad program in Barcelona, Spain. Rick was funded by The Rockefeller Center for a Winter 2012 Internship, with generous support from the McSpadden Public Affairs Internship Fund.Executive Summary from Richard’s final report:The President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness is a federal advisory committee made upof private-sector leaders from the business, labor, and academic sectors, convened by PresidentBarack Obama to provide the administration with recommendations on how to create jobs andboost America’s economic competitiveness, both in the short and long terms. In addition toissuing reports with these recommendations, the Council is responsible for spearheadingprivate-sector initiatives to address these recommendations in areas such as workforcedevelopment, access to capital for startups and small businesses, and education reform. As an intern, I performed a variety of tasks for “Through my experience, I gained a more the Jobs Council, including memo writing, intimate understanding of the specific blog writing, logistics and coordination for challenges our country faces on the road to public events, preparing briefing materials, economic recovery. I plan to focus my and background research on individuals, academic and career goals to continue to companies, or policies. I also worked with the learn about these issues, and use what I White House Business Council on their small learned at the Jobs Council to find a career business outreach and engagement initiative, in which I can truly make a difference in in which I attended meetings with high-level addressing the most important obstacles.” administration officials and small business
leaders from across the country, helped coordinate logistics and prepare briefings for themeetings, and wrote follow-up notes and blog posts. Through my experience, I gained a moreintimate understanding of the specific challenges our country faces on the road to economicrecovery. I plan to focus my academic and career goals to continue to learn about these issues,and use what I learned at the Jobs Council to find a career in which I can truly make a differencein addressing the most important obstacles. Richard D’Amato at his internship at the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness in Washington, D.C.