The Institute offers internships to its students throughout the year. These internships not only expose students to the most salient national security issues of the day but also provide them with the opportunity to work closely with scholar-practitioners and become an integral part of the Institute’s administrative team. Interns regularly include college students, recent graduates, and even those who have held professional positions, but are looking to move to a new field.

Qualified students in the internship program (graduates and exceptional undergraduate seniors) may enroll in IWP courses and receive four graduate credits for each course completed. Any intern may audit a course. Interns are allowed to take one course per term at no cost, and additional courses at a cost of $270 each. Please contact Eric Owens, Intern Coordinator, (202-462-2101; for more information.

The Institute also endeavors to assist students who are seeking internships in foreign policy and national security in the Washington, D.C. area. Students are encouraged to contact the Office of Student Affairs (202-462-2101) for information about internship opportunities outside IWP.