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Special Programs

Special programs offer opportunities for learning both on Duke's campus and around the globe.

Undergraduate Programs

Duke In DC: Policy, Leadership and Innovation Program - Duke undergraduates spend spring semester studying, interning and living in the nation's capital. Offered by the Sanford School of Public Policy and the Global Education Office.

Hart Leadership Program - Duke undergraduates learn essential leadership skills and engage in community service locally and internationally. 

India Summer Internship Program - Undergraduates are invited to work in Udaipur or Bangalore India with organizations dedicated to India’s economic, social, and political development.

Study Abroad in Glasgow - Undergraduates are invited to study abroad in a partnership with the University of Glasgow.

Graduate Programs

India Summer School for Future International Development Leaders - Duke graduate students learn, research and work with development professionals at universities and organizations throughout India in the summer.

Felsman Program on Children in Adversity - Select Master of Public Policy grads spend 10 months working with a humanitarian organization, then produce a project with the Center for Documentary Studies. Past fellows have been placed in Jordan, Turkey, Brazil and Peru.

Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Fellowship - The Rotary Peace Fellows Program is one of only six such programs in the world, and the only one in the United States. Each year, five fellows enroll in Duke Sanford’s Master of International Development Policy Program (MIDP), and five enroll in UNC master’s degree programs.

The Program on Global Policy and Governance - This one-of-a-kind program prepares graduate and professional students from around the world to respond to global policy challenges. Through summer internships and an intensive, one-week course, participants gain unparalleled access to UN agencies and other leading Geneva and London-based institutions. ​

Margolis Scholars in Health Policy & ManagementMargolis Scholars are linked with the world-class experts and leading-edge research of Duke-Margolis on the Duke University campus and in Washington, DC. Margolis Scholars will be considered for competitive scholarships, as well as paid summer internships that provide hands-on experience in health policy and management.