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
On a recent visit back to the Institute, Irina Shestiperova shared her experience working after graduation.
Rebekah Hunt (MPA '10) interned last summer for the Center for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation and researched the best practices for memorialization, the creation of monuments or memorial sites, in South Africa. She explored how honoring the past educates future generations and, therefore, may transform communities divided by conflict.
Last January fifteen intrepid graduate students (aka Team Monterey 4) traveled to the Bajo Lempa region of El Salvador to tackle agricultural, water access, and conservation issues. Visit the Equipo Monterey blog to explore their adventures searching for illicit turtle eggs at the local markets, or designing workshops for food producers to share knowledge and potential growth strategies.