The IWP Internship Experience: Katie Tomkiewicz

I recently finished my internship for The Institute of World Politics during the Summer 2015 semester. I am a senior undergraduate student, pursuing a career in counterterrorism intelligence, so when I discovered the IWP internship, I was excited about how closely it seemed to fit with my career aspirations. 

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The IWP Internship Experience: Greg Willey

In searching for an internship in Washington, D.C., I knew I was looking for a few key traits that could guarantee a valuable, worthwhile experience. I was certain of my passion for national security, of my desire to be challenged, and of the urgent significance of the semester, as I knew I would be graduating…

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The IWP Internship Experience: John Hoffner

Unlike many of the other interns who have backgrounds in international relations or political science, I entered my internship at The Institute of World Politics as a rising senior from Colorado Christian University with a Business Administration major and an International Business emphasis.

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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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