Ambassador Richard Schmierer, deputy assistant secretary for public diplomacy in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, will give a public lecture on recent developments in the Middle East on September 17 at MIIS.
Immersive Learning Programs Send 36 Students Off to Assignments
March 24, 2014
This spring, 36 students are heading off to assignments with a diverse range of domestic and international organizations all over the world--including in the U.S.--as part of the International Professional Service Semester (IPSS) and Development Project Management Institute Plus (DPMI Plus) programs. The students will gain professional experience and the opportunity to test many of the theories and lessons from the classroom in the field as part of their master’s degree program.
Among the organizations students will be working at for the next three to six months are the United Nations, the Nature Conservancy, the International Labour Organization, the World Bank, and the National Renewable Energy Lab. Students' assignments take them all over the world to places like Jordan, Tanzania, Colorado, Costa Rica, Washington D.C. and Bangkok. IPSS and DPMI Plus are among the more established immersive learning opportunities offered to Monterey Institute students and both have impressive records of students leaving their internships with solid job offers.
The Development Project Management Institute also offers intensive summer professional training programs, in Monterey May 19-June 6 and in Washington D.C. May 26-June 13.
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