“What appealed to me about Kings Point is similar to what appealed to me about IWP: the scholar-practitioner faculty.”
Rich Laszok, IWP Class of 2020 and Kings Point Graduate

Located in Washington, D.C., The Institute of World Politics is a graduate school of intelligence studies, national security, and international affairs.

IWP has partnered with the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York to create a two-week internship program and an Award for Excellence in Cyber Statecraft.

Internships for Kings Point Midshipmen

Above: Midshipman Dean Williams of the Merchant Marine Academy interned at IWP in November 2017.

This two-week internship is designed specifically for Kings Point Midshipmen. Internship participants have the opportunity to participate in the following activities:

  • Participate in IWP classes
  • Tour educational and historic locations in and around D.C.
  • Attend IWP events and external conferences
  • Receive private briefings with IWP instructors

Read more about the experiences of Kings Point interns at IWP:

Award for Excellence in Cyber Statecraft

The Institute of World Politics Cyber Intelligence Initiative (Ci2) has partnered with the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Cyber Studies program to present the Award for Excellence in Cyber Statecraft. The award will be presented to an outstanding midshipman who has demonstrated superior excellence and initiative in cyber statecraft studies.

Past recipients include:

About IWP IWP Admissions

Above: CAPT Chris Glass Sr. USN (Ret.), Senior Vice President for Professional Affiliations, and LT Chris Glass Jr., USN, USMMA class of 2011 and IWP class of 2018, with Midshipman Jacob Davis, USMMA class of 2019 recipient of IWP’s annual Cyber Statecraft Award to an outstanding graduate of Kings Point.