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: Jake Kucharski

The internship that IWP provides is an incredibly unique learning experience that provides interns with vast opportunities to expand their knowledge of statecraft, robustly enhance their research skills, and gain valuable insight into the everyday workings of an office.

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The IWP Internship Experience: Bridget Reynolds

Interning at the Institute of World Politics has been an incredible whirlwind of exciting events and incredible learning experiences. From staffing an event on the Hill, to meeting foreign dignitaries and generals, IWP afforded me so many opportunities that interns anywhere else would have never been afforded.

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The IWP Internship Experience: Nicole Pope

The Institute of World Politics internship program is the most underrated, and best kept secret in the DMV area. Everyone in the District is searching for the “perfect internship experience.” Typically, that means an internship on the Hill, working for a member of Congress, but I knew I wanted something different.

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The IWP Internship Experience: Maria Anderson

My time at IWP has been great. At the beginning of the internship, I had no idea what to expect, and my experience here has been more than I ever could have imagined. For starters, the people are great; never have I felt more welcomed or respected. IWP is dedicated to making the intern experience a great…

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The IWP Internship Experience: McKenzie Wilson

The Institute of World Politics is an incredible institution that embodies everything a national security graduate program should. Majoring in Intelligence and National Security, the subject is something that I am very passionate about, and love to research. 

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The IWP Internship Experience: Taralyn Thrasher

For the summer, I was able to work under Michelle Watson, Vice President for Corporate Relations for IWP and program manager for the Cyber Intelligence Initiative (CII). The program had just officially launched a week before I arrived, so I was able to help build it for future students and interns.

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The IWP Internship Experience: Quinn Phillips

In my eight weeks at the Institute of World politics I looked forward to coming into the office every day. As an Events and Communications Intern, I assisted in the planning and execution of IWP’s events, as well as a variety of long-term communications projects.

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The IWP Internship Experience: Daniel Staiber

My internship experience here at IWP (The Institute of World Politics) will shortly be coming to an end. It feels like the semester went by so fast, but upon reflection, I truly had an unprecedented chance to do so much. I can honestly say that IWP provided the opportunity for me to grow and learn…

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The IWP Internship Experience: Robert Lee

When I hear my fellow peers that work at Capitol Hill (or “Hillterns”) discuss their internship experience, I am very grateful to have spent my summer internship at The Institute of World Politics. Instead of being sent to grab coffee constantly or sitting at a desk looking at social media with nothing to do, I…

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