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: 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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The IWP Internship Experience: Heather Thompson

My internship at IWP has been a fantastic experience and an opportunity for which I will be forever grateful. I met and learned from so many great people over the course of this summer and appreciate how each one has contributed to making this internship meaningful for me.

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The IWP Internship Experience: James Rolland

My first time visiting IWP, I remarked at how small it looked from the outside. I entered on the first day as bewildered and anxious as the other interns in the room. I didn’t know at that time just how much I would love being in and working at this institution.

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The IWP Internship Experience: Patrick Gallagher

The summer of 2015 gave me an opportunity for growth, which I can unreservedly say changed my life. The Institute of World Politics instilled in me a commitment to work in international politics, a deep appreciation for the instruments of global power, and a community of brilliant and dedicated individuals that became like a family…

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The IWP Internship Experience: Edward Sieban

There is a unique and exciting atmosphere at IWP. I had just finished another internship and was expecting to do the monotonous, “intern required” tasks that I had done before, but I was ecstatic to realize that this wasn’t the case.

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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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