Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Certificate in International Development and Social Change

This program is for aspiring or career-building international development and social change practitioners who are seeking a professional certificate in program design, partnering, management, and innovation (DPMI). Apply today for our summer DPMI program: May 21 - June 1, 2018.

About the DPMI Certificate

You'll gain the program design, evaluation, strategic partnering, and facilitation skills needed to launch or advance a career in international development, joining a global network of over 1,300 DPMI alumni tackling the world's most pressing problems. This hands-on training with a client organization allows participants to engage in a highly interactive, participatory, student-centered learning community to:

    • Design and manage real-world projects
    • Facilitate participatory community development
    • Promote social entrepreneurship and strategic partnering


The two or three week certificate training is offered during January in Monterey, California and Rwanda and in May/June in Monterey, California and Washington, DC.


DPMI project-based trainings have also been offered in Cairo, Egypt, Medellín, Colombia and in Washington, DC.



Who Should Apply

  • Practitioners seeking to gain expanded career opportunities can benefit from this professional graduate certificate taught by internationally renowned development specialists with extensive academic and practical field experience.
  • Graduate students interested in exploring a career in international development and program design can gain exposure to the field and obtain a professional graduate certificate.
  • Outstanding undergraduate students will also be considered for the program.


Sound like the perfect fit for you?

Start your application for Summer 2018 today »

Contact dpmi@miis.edu to learn more.


Our Partners

DPMI works with leading organizations that share aligning visions. Typically, partners send participants to DPMI annually or are hosts of a DPMI training.

To become a partner, contact dpmi@miis.edu.