I was introduced to IWP through my university job fair. The table was packed with other students, but the recruiter made sure to give individualized attention to each student interested in the internship or graduate program. That one meeting embodied my entire experience at IWP. Every member of the staff has strived to make my time there interesting and fun yet useful in my future career.
My research work at IWP focused on human rights and was led by Professor Daniels. We worked with him as he published and promoted his new book, Human Liberty 2.0. Additionally, we assisted Dr. Daniels in his various projects that use social media, videos, and other creative content to promote human rights around the globe. At the book launch, we were even able to meet the creators of many human rights organizations that Dr. Daniels highlighted in his book.
Outside of research, I worked in the Skybox, IWP’s events office, where I was given tasks such as writing stories about the lecture events put on by the school or drafting tweets for the IWP Twitter account. Beyond that, all interns were often invited to activities to make the most of their summer in DC. There was a Pentagon tour, State Department tour, trip to the International Spy Museum, and even a 4th of July BBQ.
I felt encouraged and empowered by many of the staff at IWP. When it came to outside research or job searches, everyone was more than willing to provide feedback as well as potential networking opportunities. This was certainly an incredible experience for my last summer of undergrad, and I’m so happy to be connected to IWP.