The Duke Global Policy (DGP) Program in Madrid develops the next generation of leaders on Latin America technology policy and recognizes the unique connections between the European Union, Spain and Latin America. Graduate students and select undergraduates from any university are welcome to apply.


Intensive Course Week

Classes focus on the technology policy topics that most impact democracy in Latin America like Public – Private Relationships, Telecommunications, Cybersecurity, Privacy, Data Protection, and Industrial Policy. Students attend networking events, gain professional coaching, meet with current government representatives, and receive instruction on how to write an effective policy memo on tech policy. The program also focuses on how EU and Spanish institutions impact technology Policy in Latin America.

(1.5 academic credits from Duke University) 

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Summer Internships

The program does not guarantee internships, but we will introduce students to relevant opportunities. Internships are expected to take place in Madrid, Brussels, London, D.C. and Miami. Internships will likely be customized opportunities that will be unpaid and unlikely to result in offers of fulltime employment upon completion. Splitting summer internship between cities is an option. Many internships may be a hybrid (in-person and online). Program faculty will work with Sanford's Career Services team to seek approval for internships to count towards Sanford's graduation requirements for both graduate and undergraduate students.

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2024 Details

The Summer 2024 Intensive Course week will take place the week of May 27, 2024.  

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About the Program

“Technology is making a significant impact on democracy in Latin America. This unique program will provide expertise on the European Union institutions that influence the use of technology in the region. Our connections with leading companies, think tanks and advocacy organizations across the region make this program the perfect opportunity for development of the next generation of Latin America technology policy leaders.” - Professor David Hoffman

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For more information, email the Madrid program.

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