Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

International Policy

Graduates of the International Policy and Development (IPD) program pursue careers in trade, development, and human rights organizations around the world.

TLM Careers

Employer Testimonial

“[The student] consistently went above and beyond to complete her assignments… preparing a complete two-day training… to accompany a new advocacy guide we were developing. [She] worked efficiently and was always prepared with materials. She took ownership of the project, often exploring new ideas on her own time. On numerous occasions, [she] would share a new idea she’d found by talking with professors, colleagues, [etc.]”

IPSS Supervisor at Mercy Corps

“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.

2011-2016 Graduates Bar Chart
*Results are for 2011–2016 graduates, working full time and based in the United States, one year after graduation.

Employment by Sector

Intergovernmental: 5.3%
Nonprofit/Nongovernmental Organization: 42.1%
Private/Corporate/Business: 47.4%
Public/Government: 5.3%

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  • ACDI/VOCA
  • International Rescue Committee 
  • Center for Effective Global Action 
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • UBS Investment Bank

Select Position Titles

  • Consultant
  • Cultural Strategist
  • Program Officer
  • Program Manager (Lead)
  • Project Coordinator
  • Research Associate

TLM Internships

What Do Our Students Do in the Summer?

Population Surveyed: Students in Summer 2017
Secured Opportunity: 77%
Locations Outside the US Include: Uganda, Denmark, Germany, Nepal, Rwanda

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  • 10 Power
  • Advocacy Project
  • Asylum Access
  • Copenhagen Institute of Future Studies   
  • Embassy of Afghanistan, Washington DC
  • Kiron Open Higher Education
  • Mercy Corps
  • Solid'Africa
  • UN Women
  • United States House of Representatives
  • Boys and Girls Club of Monterey County
  • City of Palo Alto 
  • Climate Action Network
  • Council on Hemispheric Affairs
  • GRID Alternatives 
  • International Rescue Committee
  • Middlebury Language Schools 
  • Office of Family, Marriage and Respect, Life of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington
  • Results for Development 
  • United States House of Representatives
  • United Way Monterey County

Select Position Titles

  • AmeriCorps VIP
  • Community Outreach Intern
  • Congressional Intern
  • Director's Office Intern
  • Literacy Impact Leader
  • M&E Intern
  • Management Fellow
  • Peace Fellow 
  • Social and Cultural Affairs Intern
  • Technical Assistant 
  • Global Education Summer Intern
  • Global Scanning Network Intern
  • Grant Writer 
  • Intern
  • Intern- Evaluation & KM
  • International Development Specialist 
  • Program Specialist for Men's Ministry & Social Media Outreach 
  • Research Associate 
  • Resettlement Casework Intern

TLM Alumni

An Economic Ambassador

Middlebury Institute alumna Kathleen Motzenbecker MAIPS ’97 helps Minnesota businesses compete in the global marketplace, and has been called the “state’s economic ambassador.”

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