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About IWP

The Institute of World Politics is an independent, nonprofit, accredited graduate school of national security and international affairs, dedicated to developing leaders with a sound understanding of international realities and the ethical conduct of statecraft -- i.e., the use of the various instruments of power in service of national interests and purposes -- based on knowledge and appreciation of the American political economy and the Western moral tradition.

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At the time you apply to IWP, you will automatically be considered for several merit scholarships, which we offer to exceptional students.



IWP GradAcademic Programs

The Institute offers three M.A. degrees in its Master's Degree Program, eight Certificates of Graduate Study, and a Continuing Education Program, all with a professional curriculum covering the various elements of statecraft.


IWP InternshipIWP Internship Program

The IWP internship program is an academic experience designed to introduce you to the fields of national security, intelligence, and international affairs. Interns have the opportunity to conduct research under one of our scholar-practitioners, attend lectures and seminars relevant to today's most pressing strategic affairs, pursue independent research on a topic of their choosing, audit our graduate-level courses free of charge, experience the sights and sounds of Washington, D.C., network with senior officials in the strategic community, and assist in the ongoing mission of The Institute of World Politics. Interns are encouraged to participate fully in the academic and professional pursuit of national security, intelligence, and international affairs. Rising sophomores, juniors, seniors, and recent graduates are eligible to apply. Click here for a more detailed description of the program and to learn how to apply.


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The Institute has some of the best instructors in the world in their respective fields. These include ambassadors, senior intelligence officials, military officers, presidential advisers, and senior congressional staff members.


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