Monterey Institute of International Studies

Our students gain valuable professional experience and field-specific knowledge through local and international internships.

 Professional Development Programs

NPTS Internship
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 is a professional immersion program where students serve in a broader range of internationally-focused organizations while completing academic coursework.
Center for Nonproliferation Studies
Many students hold research assistantships at our two research centers: the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) and the Monterey Terrorism Research and Education Program (MonTREP).

NPTS Summer 2014 Experiences

  • 95% of reporting 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: 


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