Internship Experience

IWP interns reflect on their experience

Twelve interns from colleges and universities around the United States recently completed the IWP summer internship program. They worked on various research topics including cyber intelligence, U.S. bilateral security agreements, international “spoilers,” cultural psychology, and grand strategy. Here, they reflect on their experience doing research, assisting with institutional operations, auditing courses, connecting with IWP faculty and staff, and growing professionally.

Mary Kate Godfrey

“The IWP internship has been an enlightening opportunity that I know will help kickstart my future career in international relations, peacebuilding, and diplomacy.”
-Mary Kate Godfrey
University of Notre Dame
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 “I truly value my IWP internship experience. I highly recommend that anyone interested in international affairs, national security, or strategic communications consider applying for an IWP internship.”
-Lucas Burgard
American University
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“The IWP internship is like no other internship offered in DC, and I am incredibly grateful for my time here.”
-Juline Horan
Catholic University of America
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Ariana Orcera

“It was a marvelous learning experience that I know will help me in my professional development.”
-Ariana Orcera
Assumption University
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Caroline Boyd

“The IWP community is one that truly receives you with open arms and propels you towards achieving your goals.”
-Caroline Boyd
George Mason University
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“My time at IWP was exemplary, from attending graduate classes and participating in research to the career services and advice provided by both the school and its professors.”
-Daniel Breslin
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
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