Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
How do participants select an organization?

We recommend that students start their brainstorming process by reviewing organizations with which the Institute has an established relationship. Please see our list of organizations in the "participating organizations" section.

A student can work with IPSS faculty, staff, and career advisors to research potential IPSS organizations.

The focus of the work of the organization must be international or transnational. One of the key selection criteria is that the assignment fits the academic specialization and career interests of the participating student. Faculty and career advisors are available to assist in identifying an appropriate organization.

Participating students may wish to go to a specific region or country. The "language of work" in that organization/country may have a direct impact on whether a student is accepted into the program. Local NGOs and local/national branches of IGOs may require specific languages of work.

Students should also consider visa needs. Check with the relevant embassy websites for the countries in which organizations are located.