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Internships & Fellowships

National Security and International Affairs Internships and Fellowships in Washington, D.C.

The Institute of World Politics is one of the few graduate schools that offers internships and fellowships designed specifically to prepare you for a career in national security, intelligence, or international affairs.

Below are the internships that we offer:

Undergraduate Internship

Internship Program

Interns conduct research with IWP scholar-practitioners and are exposed to career opportunities in these fields. Based in the heart of Washington, D.C., interns gain the advantage of professional and social networking with other interns from D.C. think tanks and academic institutions, in addition to IWP’s faculty.

Learn more about the internship program

Undergraduate Fellowship

American Statecraft Fellowship

A small cohort of undergraduate students will be invited to participate in a 10-week seminar that will meet one evening a week during the summer. During these weekly seminar meetings at IWP’s campus, American Statecraft Fellows will learn about, and discuss, the how as well as the why of statecraft and strategy with IWP’s own faculty.

Learn more about the American Statecraft Fellowship

Undergraduate Fellowship

Civic Thought and Statecraft Fellowship

The Civic Thought and Statecraft Fellowship (CTS) is designed to further IWP’s mission of cultivating civic virtue, stimulating informed patriotism, developing strategic thinkers, and spreading knowledge of, and appreciation for, America’s founding principles and the Western moral tradition.

Learn more about the Civic Thought and Statecraft Fellowship

Undergraduate Internship

Events and Communications Internship

This internship is within IWP’s Offices of Events and Communications. It introduces interns to the world of event planning and communications. This internship would be especially beneficial for those interested in exploring a career with a nonprofit organization or for those looking to network with professionals in national security, international affairs, or intelligence.

Learn more about the Events and Communications Internship

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IWP interns contribute to research projects with IWP faculty members and assist with institutional operations. During their internship, every IWP intern may audit up to 8 credits of IWP graduate courses free of charge – a $10,400 value. Those who complete the work and receive a minimum of a B+ will receive reserve credit at IWP if they choose to enroll in IWP after their internship.

Here, interns share their experiences during the IWP internship program.