IWP interns contribute to research projects with IWP faculty members, assist with institutional operations, and have the opportunity to audit a graduate-level class. Here, they share their experiences during the IWP internship program.

IWP interns reflect on their experience

Eleven interns from colleges and universities around the United States recently completed the IWP spring internship program. They worked on various research topics including U.S.-China relations, energy security, cyber intelligence, political warfare and economic statecraft, and Chinese influence operations in the U.S. Here, they reflect on their experience doing research, assisting with institutional operations, auditing…

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The IWP Internship Experience: Juline Horan

As a sophomore at the Catholic University of America studying world politics and minoring in intelligence studies and Islamic world studies, I was looking for internships that would give me experience and prepare me for a career in national security and international affairs. I came across The Institute of World Politics during a virtual career…

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Benjamin Robb

The IWP Internship Experience: Benjamin Robb

I came into this internship with the mindset that I wanted a mentor who could help guide and instruct me on how best to sharpen my skills as an analyst, researcher, and writer, with the goal being that I would be better prepared for a career in international relations. I was able to accomplish this…

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The IWP Internship Experience: Katie Boutwell

During my time with The Institute of World Politics, I served as a national security research assistant and intern. As a senior at Westminster College, I was looking to gain more insight on what was next, including the possibility of graduate studies. Having a background in global affairs and world languages, I wanted to continue…

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The IWP Internship Experience: Isabel C. Tapies

As a research assistant intern for The Institute of World Politics, I gained valuable experience in combining my interests in international affairs with the responsibilities of assisting institutional operations. For instance, I provided administrative support to the Events and Communications department for time-sensitive tasks, such as proofreading alumni newsletters, as well as writing and submitting…

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Cole Penz

The IWP Internship Experience: Cole Penz

An internship with The Institute of World Politics first caught my attention because of the school’s focus on equipping students with the practical skills necessary in the conduct of statecraft. I was also drawn in by the school’s emphasis on learning how America’s moral traditions impact contemporary national security. I had high expectations entering this…

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The IWP Internship Experience: Maria Fusca

I remember how happy I was when I learned I would be an events and communications intern at IWP. As a sophomore who decided to take a semester off of school due to the pandemic, I was trying to find other ways to fill my time. I had no plans for the next few months,…

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Kiersten

The IWP Internship Experience: Kiersten Forrest

I was honored to become an Events and Communications Intern at The Institute of World Politics this spring. My goal is to work in the intelligence community for the government. Undoubtedly, this internship experience has ensured that this is the career path I wish to pursue. From talking to alumni, discussing careers with experts in…

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Fall 2020 Interns on Zoom

IWP interns reflect on their experience

Nine interns from colleges and universities around the United States recently completed the IWP fall internship program. They worked on various research topics including grand strategy, cyber intelligence, Chinese propaganda, and Afghan peace talks. Here, they reflect on their experience doing research, auditing courses, connecting with IWP faculty and staff, and growing professionally. “IWP opened…

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Sally Bobbitt

The IWP Internship Experience: Sally Bobbitt

The opportunities and experiences that I have had during my time at The Institute of World Politics have been immeasurable. I am confident in the fact that these experiences will benefit me greatly in my future career. Even though the Fall 2020 internship was virtual due to the coronavirus, I was able to achieve my…

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