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.

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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Alondra Class

The IWP Internship Experience: Alondra Class

The Institute of World Politics internship program is a great program for individuals who are interested in a career in national security and international affairs. I learned about IWP through a career fair at my undergraduate university, The Catholic University of America. IWP immediately stood out given the remarkable faculty and staff, as well as…

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Rachel Kronk

The IWP Internship Experience: Rachel Kronk

I was introduced to IWP through my university job fair. The table was packed with other students, but the recruiter made sure to give individualized attention to each student interested in the internship or graduate program. That one meeting embodied my entire experience at IWP. Every member of the staff has strived to make my…

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Quil Kibak

The IWP Internship Experience: Quil Kibak

I was introduced to IWP by a family friend, Hasanna Tyus, who currently works as the school’s Registrar and Institutional Research Officer. She knew that I’m rather passionate about politics and urged me to apply for IWP’s summer internship program. I am all the better for it. As a rising senior at Dickinson College, majoring…

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Shelby Wilson

The IWP Internship Experience: Shelby Wilson

Going into this internship, I had no idea what to expect. I had the description about the internship almost memorized, and I knew vaguely what a few of my duties would be from the interviews. Yet, little did I know, I was embarking on a summer that would introduce me to leading professionals in the…

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