I interned at the Institute of World Politics before my senior year at the Virginia Military Institute, where I would be majoring in History, and minoring in Science and Securities and Philosophy.
I decided to intern at IWP because I believed it would offer me the best opportunity both to focus on a research project of my interest and to experience Washington D.C. to its fullest extent. I particularly appreciated the opportunity to assist a professor with research on his book. I also enjoyed conducting research on the FBI during WWII, producing a paper on the influence of Christianity in America, and researching strategic communications and the U.S. Department of Defense.
My most memorable experience as an intern was the tour of Central Intelligence Agency. It was an excellent tour, and one I will not forget. Interning at IWP was an excellent experience, and I recommend that all who can apply for it do so.
This spring, I will be seeking a commission in the United States Army, but I hope to attend IWP for graduate school in the future, and work for a government intelligence agency.
- John Curtis, IWP Intern Summer 2009