Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Formerly the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

Public Administration

Graduates of the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program pursue careers around the world in disaster relief, gender equity, education, environmental stewardship, and poverty alleviation.


Employer Testimonial

“As a small, grassroots non-profit, it is nearly impossible to quantify the enormous impact we have received from having MIIS  interns as part of our team. Qualifying the impact of their value added to process and productivity, as well as quality relationships, can easily be summed up in one word: PRICELESS! Investing in our collective future through this opportunity has extremely high return on investment."

Kathi Speller, Executive Director, Community of Caring Monterey Peninsula

The following data is compiled from a survey of May 2013 graduates one year after graduation, which had a response rate of 82% for the MPA program. The list of employers and positions are examples of what recent MPAs have secured.

Results: 95% employed
Average US Salary: $48,272
US Salary Range: $33,600 - $66,270

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  • Program Coordinator
  • Relationship Manager
  • Research Associate, Energy & Natural Resources
  • Restorative Justice in the Schools Program Manager
  • Sea Grant Fellow
  • Visitor Center Manager
  • Assistant Director of Planned Giving
  • Field Organizer & Assistant Operations Coordinator
  • Foundation Project Manager
  • Fundraising, Communications and Partnership Fellow
  • International Affairs Analyst
  • Management Analyst II
  • Office of Inspector General, Foreign Service Program Analyst


The following information was gathered by the Center for Advising and Career Services through the summer and early fall of 2014, and reflects the opportunities pursued by continuing students in the Public Administration program during the summer of 2014.

Results: 84% response rate. 100% secured an offer for an internship or immersive learning experience
Locations: 46% international
Source of Opportunity: 52% MIIS facilitated, 48% student facilitated

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  • Advocacy Intern
  • Consultant
  • Design Monitoring and Evaluation Intern 
  • Education Programs Intern 
  • Health & Livelihood Improvement
  • Associate Monitoring & Evaluation Intern
  • Partnership Coordinator
  • Volunteer, Case worker, Focus Group Conductor 

View the full Public Administration 2014 Internship Report here: