The IWP Internship Experience: David Moran

The experience I have had while at The Institute of World Politics this semester as a Research Intern and Assistant has been nothing less than exceptional. From taking a graduate course for the first time to playing the role of an intelligence analyst in IWP’s Baltic Storm 2025 War-Game Simulation, the knowledge and experience I…

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Patricia Katsamakis

The IWP Internship Experience: Patricia Katsamakis

When I applied for the Events and Communications internship at IWP, I had no idea what was in store for me. Internship programs are available at organizations across D.C., and the options seemed endless. Upon arriving at IWP, I realized that my responsibilities were much more legitimate than any other internship I had experienced before.…

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The IWP Internship Experience: Elizabeth Whatcott

I came to The Institute of World Politics unsure of what I wanted. Even though I was an International Relations major in my last semester of college, I was still deciding which of my many interests I would turn into a career. Before obtaining my internship at IWP, I had heard about the exciting new…

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The IWP Internship Experience: Jackie Droesch

My internship at The Institute of World Politics has been hands down one of the best internship experiences I have had. From day one of my internship, IWP welcomed me into their community and made me feel like I was one of their students. As a senior at American University studying foreign policy and national…

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Intern team playing Second Wave

IWP intern summer gaming workshop results in conference presentation

An eight-week summer gaming workshop utilizing the skills of IWP’s intern team resulted in a mid-August presentation at the Connections 2019 wargaming conference at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center in Carlisle, PA, by project coordinator Professor Aaron Danis.  “The poster session at Connections garnered a lot of foot traffic and interest, as it…

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Interns Summer 2019

IWP interns reflect on their experience

Thirteen interns from colleges and universities around the United States, recently celebrated the completion of the IWP summer internship program. They worked on various topics including counterterrorism, cyber intelligence, cybersecurity, and human rights. Here, they reflect on their experiences doing research, connecting with IWP faculty and staff, and growing professionally. “I wanted an enriching internship…

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Marguerite Eftimiades

The IWP Internship Experience: Marguerite Eftimiades

As a rising junior majoring in Security and Risk Analysis, I have had two main career road maps from which to choose. The first is Information and Cyber Security (ICS), and the second is Intelligence Analysis and Modeling (IAM). Thus far, I had spent my whole academic career exploring ICS and knew that I wanted…

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Cedric Shutts

The Internship Experience: Cédric Shutts

The Institute of World Politics, housed in a historic and quaint mansion in northwest Washington, D.C., serves as the best-kept secret for college students in the national security and international affairs field. Once part of the internship program, you become part of the IWP family. The internship program serves as an intriguing option for interns…

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Lauren Trull

The IWP Internship Experience: Lauren Trull

I found out about the IWP Internship Program during a trip to Washington, D.C. with a group of UNC Chapel Hill students. We took the trip to learn about different opportunities offered to students in the Peace, War & Defense Program. Following the tour, I knew I wanted to apply for the summer internship because…

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