Student Opportunities


We offer research fellowships to top graduates who are interested in pursuing research on women, peace, security. We also engage undergraduate and graduate students through classroom instruction and a Gender, Peace and Security graduate certificate, popular on-campus events and programs, research assistant and volunteer positions, and advising to students interested in this field.

Georgetown research fellows travel to Nepal to present their work at a conference

Research Fellowships

Fellowships are awarded to recent graduates who are interested in pursuing research on women, peace, security, and the economy. Fellows – who come to us from disciplines as diverse as economics, international relations, law, and public policy – conduct desk and field research that helps close key knowledge and evidence gaps in the field of women, peace, and security. The fellowships are made possible by the generous support of individual and corporate donors.

Gender, Peace and Security Courses & Certificate

The Institute offers a graduate certificate in Gender, Peace and Security which focuses on gender dynamics and women’s experiences in conflict. By completing this certificate, students get an intersectional and comprehensive understanding of defense, development and diplomacy theory and practice.

In Spring 2020 the Institute is offering MSFS571/GOVT570 Gender, International Security and Development along with modules MSFS726 Inclusive Negotiation & Mediation and MSFS724 Gender & Foreign Policy. In Fall 2020 we will offer Gender & Terrorism (M 5-7:30) and Gender & Security Toolbox (W 5-7:30).

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Georgetown Women in International Affairs

Georgetown Women in International Affairs (GWIA) aims to develop quality leadership among Georgetown graduate students and to increase the visibility of women in international affairs. Through interactive programming, GWIA connects, empowers and prepares emerging women leaders. The student-led GWIA Executive Board spearheads the initiative’s planning, programming, and communications, working closely with our staff.

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