IWP interns reflect on their experience

Twelve interns from colleges and universities around the United States recently completed the IWP spring internship program. They worked on various topics including counterterrorism, cyber intelligence, emerging U.S. national security threats, and defense economics. Here, they reflect on their experience doing research, auditing courses, connecting with IWP faculty and staff, and growing professionally. “My internship…

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Olivia Estes

The IWP Internship Experience: Olivia Estes

My interests in international affairs have always spread across a spectrum of fields. As a double major in history and international affairs, with a concentration in conflict resolution, there are so many areas of international governance that I want to explore. My experience at IWP not only allowed me to do so but also reaffirmed…

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Gillian Hand

The IWP Internship Experience: Gillian Hand

I was first introduced to The Institute of World Politics at an internship and career fair at The George Washington University. IWP quickly caught my eye because it was something different. When I was told by recruiters that interns get paired with a faculty member who specializes in what you wish to research, I knew…

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Ingrid Fontes

The IWP Internship Experience: Ingrid Fontes

As a Junior college student, the internship program at IWP was brought to my attention after I attended an Open House event, where, after attending it, I knew that such an experience would give me exposure to professional opportunities within the national security sphere. That was exactly what happened. IWP has exposed me to experts…

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Interns Fall 2019

IWP interns reflect on their experience

Fourteen interns from colleges and universities around the United States recently celebrated the completion of the IWP fall internship program. They worked on various topics including counterterrorism, cyber intelligence, cyber security, and defense economics. Here, they reflect on their experiences doing research, auditing courses, connecting with IWP faculty and staff, and growing professionally. “The real…

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Ignacio Videla

The IWP Internship Experience: Ignacio Videla

As a junior at the George Washington University majoring in International Affairs with a concentration in Security Policy, I was looking for an internship that would set me up for a career in the national security field, provide me with useful professional experience, and allow me to make the best use of the limited amount…

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The IWP Internship Experience: Daine Hale

My time at IWP has been incredible, spanning from the professional advancement provided through research and a wide range of opportunities relating to the fields of intelligence, national security, and international affairs. IWP’s internship program was an internship I had been keen on partaking in since my freshman year at American University. However, I was…

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Shawn Sukert

The IWP Internship Experience: Shawn Sukert

As a business management major at the University of Maryland, I never thought I would end up interning at an organization like IWP, whose main focus is on the areas of statecraft, national security, and international affairs. However, I believed that the internship was an interesting opportunity and that I would give it a shot.…

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Jack Mascuch

The IWP Internship Experience: Jack Mascuch

If I had to pick one thing which I enjoyed the most from my experience this past semester at IWP, it would be the people. From the moment I walked into the historic Marlatt mansion, I immediately felt welcomed by all the staff, students, and professors. That feeling has not faded since! Whether it was…

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Stephanie Allen

The IWP Internship Experience: Stephanie Allen

As the summer before my senior year drew to a close, I thought I had done it all. I had finished most of my higher-level graduation requirements at the George Washington University, worked on the executive boards of multiple on-campus organizations, and held an internship every semester since my first year, even a full-time intern…

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