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.

Reflections on the IWP internship, by Haley Ashcom

My semester at IWP has been one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life. I was privileged with the opportunity to act as research assistant to Army War College Fellow COL Brian Mennes, who most recently completed roughly six consecutive years commanding, leading an Airborne Battalion, a Ranger Battalion and the 4th Brigade, 82d Airborne…

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Reflections on my summer internship at IWP, by Alexander Teague

Hardly a month into my first year attending Georgetown University, I came across an internet advertisement for a commemorative anniversary screening of the film Black Hawk Down at a graduate school called The Institute of World Politics. Having come to Washington intent on studying international relations – and considering my admiration of Ridley Scott’s masterful cinematic rendition…

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My Experience at IWP – by Nolan Napier, Intern

As a college junior going into my second semester, early in the year I realized I had to start planning for my future career. I decided to intern somewhere, preferably an organization that was politically oriented, so that I could gain some idea of my future course of action.

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In the words of Mike Kurmlavage: The IWP Internship Experience, Summer 2012

With the ever-growing number of job candidates, and the decline in the value of a bachelor’s degree, internships have secured their place among today’s “to do list” of many college undergraduates. While many of them hope to gain invaluable experience working in an office, as well as attempt to augment their resumes, today’s young Americans…

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