2024 Summer Intern Announcement

Each spring the NSPC recruits students through a rigorous application process to conduct research on pressing national security problems during our summer internship program. Selected students work under the supervision of Claire Oto and receive input and guidance from the NSPC faculty and directors. The goal of this program is to deepen and expand students’ understanding of complex national security policy issues while strengthening their research and writing skills.


Students who join the research team receive compensation and become an integral part of the NSPC team, many staying on to act as research assistants during the academic year.


This summer our interns will focus on projects related to civil-military relations and deterrence.

Welcome Summer 2024 Interns!




Victor-Luke Agbeibor is a rising 3rd year from Williamsburg, Virginia, majoring in Foreign Affairs with a double minor in Public Policy & Leadership and Philosophy. His areas of interest are national security policy, intelligence, military law, and diplomacy. He hopes to attend law school upon graduation.







Onyii Eze is a third year from Lagos, Nigeria, double majoring in Public Policy and Leadership and Global Development Studies. Her areas of interest include national security & counterterrorism, international relations, humanitarian law, and global development policy. Upon graduation, Onyii hopes to join the Foreign Service or pursue a career in the African development field.







Sabrina Porter is a second-year from Ridgefield, Connecticut, double majoring in Government and Economics. Her areas of interest include militant law and security, constitutional precedent, and economic risk and compliance. Upon graduation, Sabrina plans to attend law school.








Ben Prince is a third-year Global Studies Security and Justice major. His past work includes studying the Belt and Road Initiative, specifically in Central Asia. His areas of interest are international business, global security, and national security policy.








Elizabeth Sampsell is a rising fourth year student from Virginia Beach. She is majoring in Cognitive Science with a Philosophy concentration and minoring in Leadership and Public Policy. Her policy areas of interest include national security and criminal justice and their intersections with public health.