Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Our students gain valuable professional experience and field-specific knowledge through local and international Internships in Nonproliferation and Terrorism.

Professional Development Programs

NPTS Internship, Image Our International Organizations in Nonproliferation program connects students with semester-long internship positions in intergovernmental organizations in the nonproliferation field. The International Professional Service Semester (IPSS) is a professional immersion program where students serve in a broader range of internationally-focused organizations while completing academic coursework.
Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Image

Many students hold research assistantships at our two research centers:

  1. James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS)

  2. Monterey Terrorism Research and Education Program (MonTREP)

Summer 2014 Experiences - Internships in Nonproliferation and Terrorism

  • 95% of reporting Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies (NPTS) students pursued relevant professional development opportunities, including internships, consultancies, and academic programs, during the Summer of 2014.
  • Opportunity Source: MIIS Facilitated: 68% / Independent Search: 32%
  • Compensation: Among students who completed jobs or internships, 64% of students were paid, 24% were unpaid, and 5% were unknown. Stipends ranged from between $1,000 and $2,000 per month. Hourly wages averaged $19.67 per hour. Federal interns reported salaries averaging $3,210.25 per month.

Here are just a few examples:

PDF IconNPTS Summer 2014 Interim Report


Students in the Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies program are regularly awarded some of the most prestigious internships and nonproliferation fellowships in their fields: