Miaad Hassan: Interning at the UN Department of Political Affairs

IPSS Assignment: United Nations Department of Political Affairs
Policy Planning and Mediation Support Unit
New York, New York
Spring/Summer 2009

Miaad Hassan arrived in the United States in 2005, as a recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship.  A native of Iraq, Miaad studied English Literature and Linguistics at the University of Tikrit where graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2005.

Location

Tikrit
Iraq
34° 35' 49.3512" N, 43° 41' 23.568" E

Alethia Jimenez: Inside the UNDP BCPR's Small Arms, Armed Violence and Mine Action Team

IPSS Assignment: United Nations Development Programme
Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery
New York, New York
Spring/Summer 2009

Alethia was born in Mexico and studied abroad in France, Spain, Australia, and Italy. Her undergraduate degree was in economics and statistics at the Rochester Institute of Technology. After college, she worked in an actuarial consulting firm in New York and then moved to Tunisia to work on a short term assignment with a trading company.

Location

New York, NY
United States
40° 42' 51.6708" N, 74° 0' 21.5028" W

Benjamin Hjelle: Taking Action at the International Labor Organization

Learn more about the International Professional Service Semester program.

Location

Route des Morillons 4
Geneva
Switzerland
46° 13' 45.7032" N, 6° 8' 3.732" E

Philip Rush: Field Research in Southern Sudan

Recently Philip traveled to Southern Sudan to perform field research focusing on a number of factors related to security and small arms possession.

Location

Juba
Sudan
4° 51' 20.2608" N, 31° 36' 47.3724" E

Yara Terrazas-Carafa: Reflections on the Development Project Management Institute

Yara Terrazas-Carafa, hailing from Bolivia, discusses team aspects from the Development Project Management Institute and how she plans to apply these skills in her future career.

Location

La Paz
Bolivia
16° 37' 24.816" S, 68° 1' 38.4384" W

Justin Bench: Utilizing Development Management Skills in Latin America

Location

Quito
Ecuador
0° 13' 46.1928" S, 78° 31' 27.3972" W

Scott Webb: Reflections from the Development Project Management Institute (DPMI)

Scott Webb graduated from the Public Administration program at the Monterey Institute. Prior to MIIS, he served as a recruiter with the Peace Corps. He currently resides in Washington, D.C. with his wife and two daughters.

Location

Washington, DC
United States
38° 53' 31.5276" N, 77° 1' 26.598" W

Halimatou Hima Moussa Dioula: Seeking Professional Empowerment

Halimatou describes how she feels empowered from her Development Project Management Institute experience.

Currently at Wellesley College, Halimatou is majoring in Internaional relations, with a focus on Economics, and African Studies. In the Fall of 2008, she studied abroad at the School of Oriental African Studies in London, England.

Location

Niamey
Niger
13° 15' 56.1924" N, 2° 14' 28.3596" E

Ravi Dutta: Implementing Theory and Practice at Save the Children

As an MPA student, I've developed a strong foundation in program design.  In my internship with Save the Children in Indonesia, I'm learned how program management relates to program design.   To be successful, a program needs to be designed well.  However, it still needs to be properly managed and executed well.  One can only learn a little about management from classes and books, but much of what you learn about management comes from experience.  It’s great that my classes involved practical projects in groups, and I can get credit for going out to the field for 6 months.  I met many other

Location

Banda Aceh
Indonesia
5° 33' 19.0008" N, 95° 19' 4.0008" E

Chile Practicum: Confronting Transitional (In)Justice

Twenty students from the Monterey Institute accompanied Professor Jan Black and Judge Juan Guzman Tapia, most notable for prosecuting former Dictator Augusto Pinochet, on a research tour of Mapuche communities in southern Chile last January. The Mapuche are an indigenous group, comprising about 4% of Chile's total population. Their communities now face environmental, socio-economic, and human rights issues.

Location

Santiago
Chile
33° 25' 31.296" S, 70° 33' 59.2776" W