Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

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?

Alumni After Graduation Pie Chart
*Results are for 2011–2016 graduates, one year after graduation.

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

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 2016
Secured Opportunity: 100%
Locations Outside the US Include: Bahamas, Brazil, Chile, China, Geneva, Germany, Morocco, Nepal, Russia, Rwanda, Switzerland, Zambia


Select Internship Employers

  • Center for Sustainable Development 
  • Chrysalis
  • Compatible Technology International
  • Daayitwa
  • Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
  • Feed the Children
  • Global Communities
  • Government Accountability Office
  • NOLS Patagonia (National Outdoor Leadership School)
  • Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse
  • Raechel & Jackie Foundation
  • Root Change
  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
  • United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR)
  • US Department of State

Select Position Titles

  • Global Service Learning Head Leader
  • Graduate Consultant
  • International Operations Intern
  • Management and Analysis Intern
  • Political Section Intern
  • Program Assistant
  • Public Administration Intern
  • Sustainable Systems Intern
  • Technical 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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