"I worked with Dr. Wayne Schroeder on researching U.S. bilateral security agreements, predominantly focusing on Japan. I wrote a paper examining the U.S.-Japan Security Treaty and how the security relationship between the two nations has developed from 1960 up until the present day."
"The research skills I gained by working with Professor Santoli were beneficial, but the relationship I built with him and other IWP faculty and staff made this experience invaluable. The IWP internship has been an enlightening opportunity that I know will help kickstart my future career in international relations, peacebuilding, and diplomacy."
"Through my internship at IWP, I improved my research abilities and better defined my career goals. IWP is a phenomenal organization full of people ready and willing to teach and assist. I feel fortunate to have interned here."
"I had access to opportunities no other internship could have given me. I had the chance to speak with former ambassadors, attend intelligence seminars with experts in the field, audit a class taught by a professor with an impressive national defense background, and take advantage of IWP’s career services."
"Interning with IWP also gave me access to its fantastic and prolific career services program directed by Derrick Dortch. Mr. Dortch took time out of his busy schedule to help me identify specific career goals and create a personalized game plan for entering the national security sector."
"For my research project, I worked with Mr. Dean Lane, IWP’s Senior Vice President for Cyber Intelligence. Working with Mr. Lane was extremely beneficial in expanding my knowledge into how much of an impact cyber has on national security and protecting critical infrastructure."
"While working with Professor Tsagronis throughout the semester, I saw my research and critical thinking skills greatly improve. I got to do meaningful research on topics I was really interested in and cared about."
"I can say with certainty that an internship with IWP is unlike any other in D.C. The community here is full of uniquely driven and caring individuals who genuinely want to get to know you and see you succeed."
"At IWP, the effort you put in never goes unnoticed, and the staff works tirelessly to provide interns with outstanding professional opportunities, connections, career counseling, and meaningful experiences."
"The Institute of World Politics has been a long-time top internship opportunity for ROTC cadets in the Georgetown Battalion. Many of us have similar ambitions, and IWP has a track record of setting up these cadets for success in their fields."
"IWP has exposed me to practitioners from all disciplines across the national security field. The opportunities for personal and professional growth, networking, and real-world experience have been unparalleled."
"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 away from home."
"Starting on the first day, interns at IWP are placed alongside practitioners of intelligence and security matters who provide an unrivaled opportunity to learn from the faculty’s wealth of public and private sector experiences."
"I first applied for the internship with the expectation that most of the internship would consist of phone calls, database entry, and administrative work, but that it would still be worth the opportunity to work in Washington, D.C. I’ve never been so excited to be wrong."
"During my time aiding COL Mennes, I conducted research on National Security reform, interagency coordination, successes and failures of AFRICOM, and many other related subjects to help in his publication for Army War College."
"The IWP experience is truly what you choose to make of it, but my brief time there gave me cause for reflection not only on the type of student I wish to be for my latter two undergraduate years, but also on the type of leader I aspire to one day become."
"I have an interest in international affairs, conflict resolution and diplomacy, all of which greatly affect those serving in the military, and I couldn’t have chosen a better institution for learning and experience these fields."