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?

1 Year after Graduation Pie Chart
*Results are for 2011–2016 graduates, one year after graduation.
2011 to 2016 Bar Chart
*Results are for 2011–2016 graduates, working full time and based in the United States, one year after graduation.

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
  • INTERPOL
  • JPMorgan & Chase

Select Position Titles

  • Post Master's Research Associate
  • Presidential Management Fellow
  • BSA/AML Intelligence Analyst
  • Chief 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 2017
Secured Opportunity: 98%
Locations Outside the US Include: Austria, Belgium, China, Ethiopia, India, Russia, United Arab Emirates

Select Internship Employers

  • Advanced Onion
  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • The Atlantic Council
  • BAE Systems, Inc. 
  • BMW Group
  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms
  • Comprehensive Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO)
  • Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies
  • dKomplex, Inc. 
  • Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI)
  • International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Jimma University 
  • Lawernce Livermore National Laboratory 
  • UN Office for Disarmament Affairs, Conventional Arms Branch
  • United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
  • World Affairs Council of San Diego
  • Carnegie-Tsinghua Centre for Global Policy
  • Center for Climate and Security
  • Center for the Study of Terrorism and the Responses to Terrorism (START) at UMD
  • Council of the European Union, Counterterrorism Coordinator's Office
  • Hudson Institute 
  • Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies 
  • The Institute for Science and International Security 
  • Monterey County DA's Office, Bureau of Investigations 
  • Naval Postgraduate School
  • PIR Center
  • Tesla
  • Thomson Reuters Special Services
  • US Department of State
  • US Embassy in Abu Dhabi
  • US Postal Inspection Service
  • World Artificial Intelligence Organization

Select Position Titles

  • Content Analyst
  • Nuclear Safeguards Intern
  • Assistant to the Director
  • Compliance Intern
  • Cyber Defender Intern
  • Fellow
  • Graduate Research Assistant
  • Research Intern
  • Reservist
  • Honor's Intern
  • Institutional Development Consultant
  • Policy Analyst
  • Regional Security Studies Intern
  • Remote Intern
  • Research Aide 
  • Research Associate 

TLM Alumni