Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

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.

TLM Careers

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

Where Are Our Alumni One Year After Graduation?

Population Surveyed: May, August, December 2014 Graduates
Survey Response Rate: 98%

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.

Select Employers

  • PwC
  • Catholic Relief Services
  • US Department of State
  • Community Foundation for Monterey County
  • UN High Commissioner for Refugees 
  • United Nations
  • John Snow, Inc.

Select Position Titles

  • Learning & Development Manager
  • Operations Director
  • Program Coordinator
  • Deputy Director
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Program Officer

TLM Internships

What Do Our Students Do in the Summer?

Population Surveyed: Students in Summer 2015
Survey Response Rate:
Secured Opportunity: 100%

Geographic Location

International: 58%

Select Internship Employers

  • Alcance Nicaragua
  • Central Coast Children's Foundation
  • Initiative for Conservation in the Andean Amazon
  • Monterey County Rape Crisis Center
  • Omega Foundation
  • Pact
  • Traditional Medicinals Foundation, Revive! Project

Select Position Titles

  • Knowledge Management Intern
  • Manager
  • Monitoring & Evaluation Consultant
  • Partner Engagement Associate

TLM Alumni

Alumna Kathryn Sokol at the Forefront of Refugee Crisis in Greece

Imagine “how desperate you would have to be to decide that boarding an overcrowded flimsy boat is the best decision you can make for your family,” says Middlebury Institute alumna Kathryn Sokol of the “unbelievable” situation on the Greek Island of Lesvos, where she is coordinating emergency response for the International Rescue Committee as the island receives thousands of refugees, many fleeing the conflict in Syria.

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