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The Duke Global Policy (DGP) Program in Geneva is a one-of-a-kind experience that prepares graduate and professional students from around the world to tackle the world’s most pressing policy challenges. Graduate students and select undergraduates from any university are welcome to apply.


Intensive Course Week

Focus options:

  1. Global Health
  2.  Humanitarian Crises, Refugees, and Human Rights
  3. International Trade Policy (New for Summer 2024)

Students learn how international and non-governmental organizations in Geneva are addressing today’s global challenges.

During the week, students meet with practitioners, visit Geneva-based IGOs and NGOs, attend networking events, gain professional coaching, join group case simulations, and write a policy memo. This rigorous week shapes students’ professional and personal ambitions.

(2 academic credits from Duke University) 

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Students interested in the Duke Global Policy Program in Geneva are responsible for securing their own internships, but the program has a strong reputation and information about where participants have interned in the past.

The Sanford Career Services team is available to help Sanford MPP and MIDP students in their pursuit of an internship and many students will choose to do internships abroad and in Geneva which can pair well with the intensive course week.


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The course-week was one of my best decisions at Duke University. I got to interact with students with similar interests across not only Duke but also other colleges in the U.S. The presentations by development practitioners in Geneva were top-notch. It's amazing to see that we got so much done in just five days! That says a lot about design of the program - impeccable! I highly recommend it to anyone interested in international development/global policy and looking for an insight into what is happening in Geneva. Monisha Eadala, MIDP '20


Access to International Policymakers

Students participating in the Geneva Intensive Course Week have often interned at international policy organizations such as the United Nations, World Health Organization, and World Trade Organization in previous years.

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