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Career Services

“Of the three grad schools I have attended, Derrick Dortch at IWP shares the most extensive and relevant career information of any of the career offices for the variety of students he serves.”

—A Member of the Class of 2019

Welcome to IWP Career Services

We provide career success services for the students and alumni of The Institute of World Politics (IWP).

IWP is the premier graduate school focused on intelligence, national security, homeland security, international affairs, international development, foreign policy, diplomacy, international business, strategic communications and statecraft. There is no educational program like it in terms of its rigorous requirements, depth of teaching, focus on career development, and emphasis on values.

At the Institute, we offer a full range of unique career services to ensure your success. We understand that the reason you attend graduate school is to either break into or grow within a career field. We also understand that you attend IWP because you are passionate about national security, international affairs and related fields. The jobs in these fields are some of the most highly sought after jobs in the nation/world and are very competitive. Our job at Career Services is to make sure you are prepared to win these jobs by being the best and most competitive candidate and having the right tools and skills to sell yourself and win.

Graduate Employment Facts

Students and Alumni

If you are a current student or member of the IWP alumni community, we look forward to helping you achieve your career success goals. Please contact me so we can develop and implement your Career Success Strategy & Action Plan or discuss the successful managing of your career.

Career Services Info for Students  Info for Alumni


If you are an employer, we have the best talent that you can find to help your agency, organization or company successfully achieve its mission. Please contact me so we can talk about how to connect you with our students and graduates:

Prospective students

The Institute provides a superior educational experience that will prepare you to enter into a wide range of positions in intelligence, defense, homeland security and international affairs. If you re a prospective student, please contact IWP’s recruitment team, and they will be happy to answer any questions about the school. If you have any career questions, please make sure you contact me.

Career Info for Prospective Students

Director of Career Services

Derrick Dortch, IWP’s Director of Career Services is a nationally recognized career expert whose specialization is assisting job seekers in the fields of intelligence, national security, homeland security, law enforcement, international affairs and international business. He, like many IWP faculty members, is a scholar- practitioner: he not only advises students and alumni on various careers, but he has also worked in related fields. He knows firsthand how to help you succeed.

Derrick T. Dortch, M.Ed.
Director of Career Services
(202) 462-2101 ext. 342