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The Duke Global Policy (DGP) Program in Geneva

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

The Duke Global Policy (DGP) Program in Geneva 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-based institutions. 

The Details

The summer program includes:

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

Global Health Fellows

Environment, Energy, and the Economy Fellows

Humanitarian Crises, Refugees, and Human Rights

  • Tuition for an intensive, one-week course (one course offered for each program track)
  • policy internship
  • Summer social and networking events with other policy interns, program alumni, and experts
  • Approximately 50 engaged students with shared interests in global policy

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  • 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 Geneva Program is well-organized and provides enough support to succeed but also pushes you into a challenging space to learn, excel, grow, and become the professional you aspire to be."—Marissa Lee, Loma Linda University

"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


Take a look inside the program from the perspective of two students:


One Student's Story

Listen to Abigail Sylvester, a Sanford MPP and DGP Program alumna who interned with the UN Environment Programme (Post-Conflict and Disaster Management Branch), talk about her experience in the DGP Program: