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Program on Global Policy and Governance in Geneva and London

Summer 2016 Applications now open! Go to How to Apply

One of a Kind Experience

"Thanks to the reputation that the Duke program has cultivated, we were treated to intimate dialogues with diplomats, ambassadors, and high ranking officials from prominent NGOs. I was consistently impressed by the access that we were given through meetings and site visits."Adrian Macias, Duke University

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  • Geneva Program students outside of the United Nations

    Access to International Policymakers

    Geneva Program students often intern at international policy organizations such as the United Nations, World Health Organization, and World Trade Organization. Learn more about Geneva Program internships.

The Duke Program on Global Policy and Governance is the only program of its kind. We prepare graduate and professional students from around the world to tackle the world’s most pressing policy challenges. Through summer internships and an intensive, one-week course, our fellows gain unparalleled access to UN agencies and other leading Geneva and London-based institutions. 

The summer program includes:

  • Four policy tracks to choose from (select one):

Global Health Fellows (Geneva)

Environment, Energy, and Economics Fellows (Geneva)

Humanitarian Action Fellows (Geneva)

Global Social Innovation Fellows (London)

  • An intensive, one-week course (one for each track is offered)
  • policy internship of 7-12 weeks
  • Many events throughout the summer to network and socialize with other policy interns and experts
  • Approximately 50 engaged students with shared interests in global policy

"The whole experience was so valuable — it has helped redirect my future plans academically, broadened my perspectives, and introduced me to a wide range of inspiring people."—Kati Taghavi, Royal Australia & New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

"This summer was an unbelievable experience that provided me with the opportunity to meet wonderful mentors, as well as listen to and engage with leaders in various fields. It has undoubtedly shaped my career goals."—​Priyanka Kanakamedala, Indiana University

In the audio clip to the right, listen to Abigail Sylvester, a Sanford MPP and Geneva alumna who interned with the UN Environment Programme (Post-Conflict and Disaster Management Branch).