Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Washington DC is the location of two DPMI programs: 1) the DPMI Certificate Training and 2) the DPMI Spring Break Client Projects The Client Projects are open to MIIS students only at this time.

DPMI Certificate Training

The focus of this course is to apply and practice leadership methods within the areas of international development project management and social change. You will learn ground-breaking and ‘tried and true’ tools to solving problems, motivating staff, and establishing partnerships. Use the tools and standards set by major non-profits that break down and quantify processes through the lifespan of a project. Gain critical project management skills. Learn how to put your training into action. Training is located in the heart of DC close to development organizations, government offices, and famous landmarks. Hundreds of international development organizations are located in the DC area and participants are encouraged to connect with them while in area.

Curriculum Modules

  • Module 1 – Designing & Managing Development Projects
  • Module 2Social Entrepreneurship & Strategic Partnering


Summer 2018

Program Type

DPMI Certificate Training

Program Dates

June 4-15, 2018 (2 weeks)


Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:00am-5:30 pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 1:00pm-7:00pm

Application Deadlines

  • Early Review Deadline (International applicants must apply by this date)

    March 1, 2017

  • General Application Deadline

    Admissions are rolling

Program Fees

  • $2,200 for visiting participants

  • $400 for students enrolled at the Middlebury Institute or Middlebury College

  • Davis UWC Scholars are fully funded
    (DEADLINE: February 15, 2018)

Note: Lodging, food, airfare, vaccinations, visa fees, and other misc. travel costs not included in program fees. Shared lodging at $60/night maybe available upon request.


Credit available to MIIS students

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Students not currently enrolled at the Middlebury Institute or Middlebury College can apply for a partial scholarship. Email dpmi@miis.edu for information.


Middlebury Washington, DC Office
1400 K Street, NW, Suite 1225

Washington, D.C., 20005

DPMI Client Project - MIIS Students Only (will be offered in Spring 2019) 

Dr. Beryl Levinger will accompany up to 10 MIIS students to DC for this program. Students will divide into groups of 3-4 and work on a client project for one of three potential clients in the international development and social change space. Client options are likely to include Root ChangeFHI 360, and Grameen Foundation. The course will include several meetings with Beryl prior to the on-the-ground project work in Washington, DC the week of spring break. It is not being offered in Spring 2018.

If you plan to apply for the Washington D.C. client project, you may email your client interests to Carolyn Meyer at cmtaylor@miis.edu, as she will be scoping the project.

Visit the DPMI Client project page for more information.

Note: DPMI Client projects do not fulfill the prerequisite for DPMI Plus, but students can take this course as well as one of the DPMI trainings offered in Monterey, DC or Rwanda.