[CLASS OF 1964 PUBLIC POLICY INTERN PROFILE] Danielle Unterschutz ‘14 is from Clark, Miss...
district in Missouri. This internship was incredibly instructive in teaching me more about myhome state than I had ever kn...
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Named Internship Profile Summary - Danielle Unterschutz (Class of 1964)

Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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  • 1. [CLASS OF 1964 PUBLIC POLICY INTERN PROFILE] Danielle Unterschutz ‘14 is from Clark, Missouri, and attended Sturgeon High School. In high school, she was president of National Honor Society and served as a U.S. Senate Page. In summer of 2009, Unterschutz worked as an intern at the Missouri Republican Party. She is pursuing a major in government and a minor in public policy. Here at Dartmouth, Unterschutz is an associate editor of the Dartmouth Law Journal and participates in America Reads. This summer, she will be interning in Representative Luetkemeyer’s office in Washington D.C. Danielle was funded by The Rockefeller Center for a Summer 2011 Internship, with generous support from The Class of 1964.Executive Summary from Danielle’s final report:During my internship at Congressman Luetkemeyer’s DC office, my daily tasks ranged fromadministrative duties to conducting legislative research. Along with other interns within theoffice, I handled constituent and office mail, petitions, telephone calls, constituent tours, andentering information into the Information Quorum database. Among my administrative duties,I handled calls from concerned constituents from Missouri’s ninth district regarding the debtceiling. Research on the questions raised by constituents was another large part of my work. Ialso worked on many Dear Colleague and constituent letters ranging from the use of medicinalmarijuana to the closings of several post offices within the district. Additionally, I took notes onCongressional briefings and committee hearings on a variety of topics. My summer long-termproject was to conduct a report and editorial over the district survey over the national debt, energy, government spending, and small business concerns. “My internship greatly confirmed my desire to continue studying Having a first-hand experience working on the Hill allowed much American politics and more opportunity to see the workings inside a congressional office consider a future than when I was a Senate page in high school. My goal this working in the federal summer was to learn more about the inner workings of the House government.” of Representatives and how the offices connect to my home
  • 2. district in Missouri. This internship was incredibly instructive in teaching me more about myhome state than I had ever known. Specifically, Missouri agriculture and small business was alarge focus of my internship. My internship experience has solidified my governmentconcentration and has helped shaped what classes I want to take during my next three years atDartmouth. Before I thought I knew the workings of the federal government, but thisinternship has shown me that Congress’ influence stretches far beyond what I had formerlythought. Danielle Unterschutz at her internship in Congressman Luetkemeyers office in Washington, D.C. 2