Announcing Our 2024 Going Global Digital Storytelling Intern

We're thrilled to introduce Ben Joel '27, who is our Class of 1957 and 1982 Going Global Digital Storytelling intern.

In the course of the coming summer, Ben will travel around the world to capture the transformative immersive experiences of our international interns in the field. 

His itinerary is still being finalized, but the plan is for Ben to document the experiences of his peers at work and at leisure in a handful of countries around the world, likely including Kenya, Costa Rica, Kosovo, and Vietnam. Upon his return to campus, Ben will spend the fall editing the photos and video he captured in the field, and write up the stories he gathered along the way. 

Originally from McLean, Virginia, Ben is majoring in Government modified with Econ, with a minor in International Studies. He has worked as a photojournalist intern with Dartmouth's Office of Communications, and as a resident photographer in the Mara North Conservancy in Kenya during winterim. His photography has been recognized by the Sony World Photography Competition and exhibited in the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego. 

On campus, Ben has been a Great Issues Scholar with the Dickey Center and a First-Year Fellow of the Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society, as well as a member of the Alexander Hamilton Society. Ben pursued his interest in social entrepreneurship by completing the TuckLAB Entrepreneurship program and the Social Entrepreneurship Certificate Program with the Magnuson Center. 

Each year, the Dickey Center facilitates 85-100 international internships for Dartmouth students across international peace and security, global health and development, and the arctic and the environment. These cross-cultural experiences have proven life-changing for many of our students, challenging them to examine their worldview and question their assumptions about themselves and others. 

The Going Global Digital Storytelling Internship is made possible in part through the generous support of the classes of 1957 and 1982 through their Great Issues Innovation Fund at the Dickey Center.