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IWP interns reflect on their spring internship experience

IWP Interns Spring 2019

Thirteen IWP interns recently celebrated their completion of the spring internship program, where they worked on various topics including counterterrorism, cyber intelligence, intelligence and law, and Eastern European studies. Here, they reflect on their experiences doing research, connecting with IWP faculty and staff, and growing professionally.

Mariham Philobos

“The CT team at IWP has not only assured me of my desired career — being an analyst in Counterterrorism — it has also allowed me to grow in essential skills that I will need in the workplace such as researching, writing assessments, and verbally discussing terror events around the world.”
-Mariham Philobos
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Marco Salvo

“Thanks to [IWP Career Services], I was to acquire a full-time job. Being able to talk about what I have done at this internship greatly impacted my success in the interview process.”
-Marco Salvo
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Donyae Johnson

“My personal career objective is to work for the federal government or become an ambassador. Since the inception of my internship at IWP, I knew this higher education institution could help me achieve this goal.”
-Donyae Johnson
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Caleb Smith

“The Institute of World Politics has been a long-time top internship opportunity for ROTC cadets in the Georgetown Battalion. Many of us have similar ambitions, and IWP has a track record of setting up these cadets for success in their fields.”
-Caleb S. Smith
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Christine Fitzgibbon

“The opportunity to work directly under the guidance of a professor who is an expert in the Intelligence Community was a unique and challenging experience that allowed me to foster my critical thinking and research skills.”
-Christine Fitzgibbon
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Aaron Feldman

As a sophomore undergrad student at The George Washington University, serving as an Events and Communications intern at The Institute of World Politics has been an exceptional opportunity to continue developing the skills and knowledge necessary to be an asset to my future workplace and to operate as a “force-multiplier” in working with a team to accomplish objectives with limited time and a great deal of precision.
-Aaron Feldman
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Trai Gozzi

The discussion of statecraft and strategic objectives has prepared me to answer the ‘why’ to many of the current problems with which the United States is confronted.
-Trai Gozzi
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Will Hartnett

“Beyond the day-to-day work of the internship, IWP opens up its Career Services department, alumni networking events, and student opportunities for interns.”
-William Hartnett
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