Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Formerly the Monterey Institute of International Studies.


Graduates of the International Policy and Development (IPD) program pursue careers in trade, development, and human rights organizations around the world.


Employer Testimonial

“[The student] consistently went above and beyond to complete her assignments… preparing a complete two-day training… to accompany a new advocacy guide we were developing. [She] worked efficiently and was always prepared with materials. She took ownership of the project, often exploring new ideas on her own time. On numerous occasions, [she] would share a new idea she’d found by talking with professors, colleagues, [etc.]”

IPSS Supervisor at Mercy Corps

Below are some key figures based on the May, August & December 2012 Alumni One Year Out Survey. Also included are examples of employers who have hired recent graduates and positions held by those graduates.

Careers by Sector


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  • Analyst
  • Communication/Development Manager
  • Culture and Language Instructor
  • Desk Officer
  • Financial Crimes Analyst
  • Immigration Services Officer
  • Project Assistant, African and Latin American Resilience to Climate Change
  • Research Associate
  • United Nations Correspondent


The following information was gathered by the Center for Advising and Career Services through the summer and early fall of 2014, and reflects the opportunities pursued by students in the International Policy and Development programs during the summer of 2014.

Results: 93% response rate. 95% secured an offer for an internship, immersive learning or contract research experience.
Locations: 26% international
Salary Range: $10.00 - $23.00 per hour
Source of Opportunity: 81% MIIS facilitated, 19% student facilitated

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View the full International Policy and Development (formerly known as International Policy Studies) Program 2014 Internship Report here: