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

Careers & Internships

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

Where Are Our Alumni One Year After Graduation?

Population Surveyed: May, August, December 2013 Graduates
Survey Response Rate: 46%
Average Reported Salary: $42,893

Employment by Sector

Intergovernmental: 4%
Nonprofit/Nongovernmental Organization: 31%
Private/Corporate/Business: 35%
Public/Government: 8%

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  • Community Organizer
  • Counter-Trafficking Assistant
  • Cultural Strategist
  • Fundraising Assistant
  • International Development Consultant
  • Intl Trade and Logistics Specialist
  • Project Coordinator
  • Senior Development Associate


What Do Our Students Do in the Summer?

Population Surveyed: Students in Summer 2014
Survey Response Rate:
Secured Opportunity: 95%
Average Reported Salary: $16.50 per hour

Geographic Location

International: 26%

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View the full 2014 International Policy and Development Internship Report