Application Process

APPLY FOR THE INTENSIVE COURSE WEEK ONLY

Submit a complete application for the Duke Global Policy Program Virtual Intensive Course here by following the instructions below:

1. Complete the DGP Program Full Program Application by creating a Duke Graduate account if you don't already have one. 

2. Select "Spring 2022-Fall 2022 Application Cycle" and then "Duke Global Policy Program in Geneva", where you will then select the "Full Program Internship and Course Program" option.

The application requires the following items:

  • Current résumé (PDF preferred)
  • A short essay describing motivations to enroll in the intensive course program

Applications submitted by Tuesday, November 16, 2021 will be given priority consideration. Applications will then be  accepted on a rolling basis until Wednesday, March, 16, 2022 11:59pm EST. Students will be notified of an admissions decision within 5-7 business days from the time of their application's submission.

Note: Recommendation letters are not required for the Intensive Course Week Program

    APPLY FOR THE COURSE WEEK + INTERNSHIP

    The deadline to apply for the course week + internship program will be Tuesday, November 16 11:59PM EST. 

    1. Complete the DGP Program Full Program Application by first logging into your Duke Graduate account, or by creating a Duke Graduate account if you don't already have one. 

    2. Select "Spring 2022-Fall 2022 Application Cycle" and then "Duke Global Policy Program in Geneva", where you will then select the "Full Program Internship and Course Program" option.

    The application requires the following items:

    • Current résumé (PDF preferred)
    • Cover letter/essay in our preferred format (view template here: DGP Program General Cover Letter Template.docx ). Strong applicants will articulate a demonstrated interest in global policy.
    • Two letters of reference (evaluation form included)
      • One letter must be from a current professor
      • One letter should ideally be from a past supervisor or colleague, but can be from a current/previous professor

    Letters should address how your personal, professional, and/or academic qualities and experiences will support your success in a competitive, Geneva-based, internship. Recommenders may include specific examples that illustrate the quality of your character and abilities. References will also complete a brief evaluation form when they upload their letter.

    • Most partner organizations require students to be enrolled in a degree-seeking program.
    • We prefer students seeking graduate degrees but will consider undergraduate students with exceptional applications. 
    • Some organizations will consider interns who are within 6 months to a year of their graduation date at the time of their internship. Options are more limited for students who will have graduated by the time they begin their summer internship.

    Test score reports are not required for the application, but we do ask for you to submit English language test results if you submitted English testing scores for your current graduate program.

    Applications are only accepted online.

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      Funding

      The Duke Global Policy Program requires that all students participating in the internship program to secure funding from their academic institution or another funding organization to use while they are in Geneva. This funding must be in the form of scholarship, grant, or fellowship. All admitted internship program students will be required to show proof of funding to program administrators. Please contact geneva@duke.edu with questions.

      Notes

      • Duke MScGH applicants: One of your two letters of recommendation should be from your thesis supervisor.
      • The admissions process is highly competitive. Criteria for admission includes an applicant’s educational and professional background, leadership skills, and commitment to a career in global policy. Priority will be given to students who have a combination of relevant work, academic, and volunteer experience. 

       

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