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.

The IWP Internship Experience: Amr Al-Kozbari

As a sophomore at New York University, I was looking to gain a better understanding of the career path I would like to pursue. Having a background in the technical aspects of computer science and data science, I wanted to learn about those aspects not taught in college. When I heard about IWP, I knew…

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The IWP Internship Experience: Christopher Robinson

During my time with The Institute of World Politics, I served as a research assistant and intern. My time spent with this prestigious graduate school has been nothing but beneficial. From meeting with alumni and career services to attending lectures taught by experts in their craft, this internship has broadened my horizons and shown me…

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The IWP Internship Experience: Elizabeth Sluka

IWP’s internship program first caught my attention due to the Institute’s focus on national security and statecraft. I entered the internship with the desire to contribute to an institution that deeply values America’s founding principles. What I experienced far surpassed my expectations. Even with the remote nature of my internship, due to COVID-19, my time…

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The IWP Internship Experience: Maddy O’Hara

As a rising junior with a wide variety of academic interests in the realm of international relations, I entered my summer internship unsure of a specific area that I wanted to focus on. Luckily, during my internship at The Institute of World Politics, I did not have to choose a specific focus. Through IWP’s top-notch…

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The IWP Internship Experience: Margaret Fazio

My internship with IWP has been one of the most peculiar, yet fulfilling, summer experiences to date. Amid statewide shutdowns, I virtually joined the events and communications team from 1,100 miles away. Much of my work sought to welcome the public into The Institute of World Politics’ community, albeit through screens and emails instead of…

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The IWP Internship Experience: Francesco Storm

The summer of 2020 brought with it a host of new challenges for everyone. However, I was fortunate enough to be accepted to IWP’s summer internship program before the chaos ensued and never once felt that my position at the Institute would be in jeopardy. IWP proved to me that it is committed to the…

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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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