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.


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 2013 Graduates
Survey Response Rate: 81%
Average Reported Salary: $44,981

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.

Employment by Sector

Intergovernmental: 6%
Nonprofit/Nongovernmental Organization: 35%
Private/Corporate/Business: 18%
Public/Government: 26%
No Response: 15%

Select Employers

Select Position Titles

  • Assistant Director of Planned Giving
  • Foreign Service Program Analyst
  • International Affairs Analyst
  • Philanthropic Services Associate
  • Program Manager
  • Relationship Manager
  • Team Development Specialist, Southern California


What Do Our Students Do in the Summer?

Population Surveyed: Students in Summer 2014
Survey Response Rate:
Secured Opportunity: 100%

Geographic Location

International: 46%
Domestic: 54%

Select Internship Employers

Select Internship Position Titles

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

View the full Public Administration 2014 Internship Report here:



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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