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.

Participants in Exercise Dragon Teeth

IWP Interns Participate in Exercise Dragon Teeth

On November 12, a group of ten interns at The Institute of World Politics participated in a fast-paced simulation (aka Exercise Dragon Teeth) focusing on the threat of a Chinese invasion of Taiwan in the year 2025. Recently inaugurated IWP President Dr. James Anderson designed this event to serve several purposes.  “I wanted to expose…

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IWP interns reflect on their experience

Twelve interns from colleges and universities around the United States recently completed the IWP summer internship program. They worked on various research topics including cyber intelligence, U.S. bilateral security agreements, international “spoilers,” cultural psychology, and grand strategy. Here, they reflect on their experience doing research, assisting with institutional operations, auditing courses, connecting with IWP faculty…

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The IWP Internship Experience: Daniel Breslin

Throughout my time at IWP, I worked as a research assistant and intern. Specifically, I worked with Dr. Wayne Schroeder on researching U.S. bilateral security agreements, predominantly focusing on Japan. I wrote a paper examining the U.S.-Japan Security Treaty and how the security relationship between the two nations has developed from 1960 up until the…

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Caroline Boyd

The IWP Internship Experience: Caroline Boyd

As someone interested in foreign affairs and working towards a career in foreign service, coming across the IWP internship program was like finding buried treasure for me. The mission of IWP is essential in today’s international climate, and I was thrilled to be a part of that mission through the internship program. Interning with the events and communications team allowed me to expand my knowledge of international relations and combine that with my…

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Ariana Orcera

The IWP Internship Experience: Ariana Orcera

As an upcoming graduate from Assumption University, I knew I wanted to pursue my master’s degree. I researched various national security graduate programs, but none captured what I was looking for until I found The Institute of World Politics. When I found out they also had an internship program where I could serve as a…

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The IWP Internship Experience: Lucas Burgard

This summer, I worked as an events and communications intern at The Institute of World Politics. When I began the internship, I had just finished up my freshman year at American University. At the time, I felt lost in terms of my career aspirations. I had many different academic interests, such as international relations and strategic communications, but I was not sure…

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Mary Kate Godfrey

The IWP Internship Experience: Mary Kate Godfrey

As a sophomore at the University of Notre Dame studying political science and global affairs, I knew I wanted a summer experience in international relations and security. I was not sure where to start, though, until I discovered IWP at my school’s spring career fair. The abundance of opportunities IWP afforded their interns (a one-on-one research mentorship and access…

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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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