Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies

Graduates of the Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies (NPTS) program pursue careers promoting the reduction and elimination of weapons of mass destruction and responding to terrorist threats.

Employer Testimonials

"[This student is a] conscientious and efficient professional demonstrating advanced critical, analytical and communication skills... [She has a] great sense of responsibility, reliability and commitment... [and a] readiness to address new and challenging tasks."

IPSS/IONP Supervisor, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Vienna

“The students that graduate from MIIS are the most qualified of all the folks coming straight out of school to work here. MIIS prepares students well to work here in Washington.”

Kerry M. Kartchner, Ph.D.
Senior Advisor for Strategic Communications
Office of Strategic Communications and Outreach
Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation
US Department of State

“We like this school. We like the people we’ve hired and we want to bring in more of you.” 

Frank Pearn, Managing Director, J.P. Morgan Chase

Where Are Our Alumni One Year After Graduation?

Population Surveyed: May, August, December 2014 Graduates
Survey Response Rate:
Employed: 91%

Percentages based on alumni employed or actively seeking employment. Alumni who are not seeking employment for reasons such as continuing their education, postponing their search etc. have been excluded.

*Please note that many graduates of this program are not permitted to provide information about their employment due to security restrictions.

Select Employers

  • Accenture Federal Services
  • Apple
  • Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • Google
  • International Atomic Energy Agency
  • JPMorgan & Chase

Select Position Titles

  • Post Master's Research Associate
  • Presidential Management Fellow
  • BSA/AML Intelligence Analyst
  • Cheif Editor and Supervisor
  • Compliance Specialist
  • Senior Analyst
  • Research Associate
  • Emergency Services Program Manager; Cyber Security Liaison
  • Financial Crimes Consultant 2
  • Information Warfare Officer

TLM Internships

What Do Our Students Do in the Summer?

Population Surveyed: Students in Summer 2015
Survey Response Rate:
Secured Opportunity: 98%
Average Salary for Paid Opportunities: $13.75 per hour
Average USG Salary: $4,524 per month

Select Internship Employers

  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • Center for the Study of Terrorism and the Responses to Terrorism (START), University of Maryland
  • Gryphon Scientific
  • Hudson Institute
  • International Atomic Energy Agency
  • James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Education Program
  • Lawrence Livermore National Lab, Cyber Defenders Internship Program
  • National Defense University: Institute for National Strategic Studies
  • Resettlement Support Center (RSC)
  • Stimson Center
  • Thomson Reuters Special Services
  • US Department of State, Critical Language Scholarship
  • United Nations Office of Disarmament Affairs

Select Position Titles

  • Ethics & Fraud Intern
  • Global Security Intern
  • Graduate Research Assistant
  • Research Aide
  • Researcher
  • Security Intern
  • Summer General Compliance Intern
  • Terrorist Ideology Intern

TLM Alumni