Named Internship Profile Summary - Diana Ming (Class of 1964)
[CLASS OF 1964 PUBLIC AFFAIRS INTERNSHIP FUND
PUBLIC POLICY INTERN PROFILE]
Diana Ming is from Morristown, NJ and is pursuing a
Government major and French minor. Diana is the Executive
Editor of The Dartmouth, Dartmouth College’s independent
student newspaper. She is also a Presidential Scholar in the
Government department for Prof. Jennifer Lind, an
admissions tour guide and a member of Alpha Phi sorority.
Diana graduated as Valedictorian and a National AP Scholar
from the Academy of St. Elizabeth in Convent Station, NJ.
She spent last fall at the London School of Economics
through the Government Foregin Study Program and
sophomore winter in Lyon, France on the French Language
Study Abroad program. Diana participated in the First Year
Fellows program interning for Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand ’88 (D-NY) in Washington, D.C. She has
also completed Civic Skills Training, MLDP and was a communications assistant for the
Rockefeller Center. She hopes to pursue a career in political journalism or law after graduation.
Diana was funded by the Rockefeller Center for a Summer 2013 Internship, with generous
support from the Class of 1964 Public Affairs Internship Fund.
Executive Summary from Diana’s final report:
The Department of Justice is an executive government agency that is responsible for law
enforcement. In particular, the Office of Public Affairs is the principal point of contact for the
department with media outlets and is responsible for ensuring that the public is informed
about the department’s activities and about the agenda
“I have learned on an
and policies of the Attorney General and President in
extensive level how our
relation to national legal affairs.
national legal system is
operated and my work has
As a press intern, I gathered clips on breaking news coming
given me further inspiration
out of the department, conducted media-related research,
and motivation to pursue law
edited and drafted quotes for news releases on a variety of
and public service.”
topics, assisted with interviews and press conferences and
worked with the director of our office, the department’s
main spokesperson, in interacting and liaising with national media outlets. I was also involved in
maintaining the department’s blog and other new media platforms where I developed relevant
content and drafted blog posts.
My internship at the Justice Department has given me an opportunity to develop a strong
understanding of what kind of work is involved in a fast-paced government communications
office and what kind of role the media plays in the public policy world. I have learned on an
extensive level how our national legal system is operated and my work has given me further
inspiration and motivation to pursue law and public service.
Diana Ming ’14 interned at the United States Department of
Justice in Washington D.C. during the Summer of 2013.