Category: Immersive Learning (MIIS & External Ops)

The IPSS Experience: Jia Ren

The International Professional Semester Service (IPSS) program has provided hundreds of MIIS graduates with the opportunity to head start their professional career, while serving in an international organization as junior professional staff member.  Some fellows have even used the IPSS ...

Announcing IPSS Placement Presentations on August 19

For 3 to 6 months, each of the 2014 IPSS (International Professional Service Semester) participants have engaged in a series of internships and short term positions. These experiences have allowed them to utilize the concepts and tools learned in previous semesters, ...

For some, the FMS field assignment is a first exposure to living and working in an emerging market.

22 Tips for Living in a New Country

MIIS and FMS Alumna Danielle Steer Shares Tips on Living and Working Abroad Over the course of the next two months, 21 Frontier Market Scouts (FMS) Fellows will be heading into emerging markets as scouts, business development consultants, and impact ...

DPMI Plus Colloquium – Webcast!

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Alex Amling IPSS Cambodia

From posting these blogs to writing them!    IPSS in Cambodia It seems like ages that I was working at the GSIPM front desk, driving my boss and other staff “insane” with my preparation-related anxieties and emotional outbursts for my IPSS applications. I ...

Cuba Presentations – Wednesday April 30!

Join the students from the Spring Break Cuba trip and hear their presentations on their experiences in this fascinating country! Public welcome. Wednesday, April 30 in the DLC.

Team El Salvador Leadership Applications – Still time to apply! -

- Application deadline EXTENDED to April 29 -  Team El Salvador Practicum 2014-2015 Call for Leadership Applications Team El Salvador (TES) is seeking three student leaders to lead the Team El Salvador 9 Practicum during its 2014-2015 program year. Do you want to ...

DPMI to launch training in Kisumu, Kenya June 9-20; Fellowship options post-training

Call for Applications for DPMI Kenya Program* *Please note that that this program is still pending final approval by MIIS/MIDD Global Operations Committee. -Learn side-by-side Kenyan development practitioners on a USAID Forward initiative. -Complete a client project for improving access to quality education. -Stay ...

Peacebuilders Fellowship Application due Saturday, March 15th!

The Center for Conflict Resolution's Peacebuilders Fellowship application is due THIS Saturday, March 15th! "The Center will be choosing eight fellows to travel to four countries (Burma, Mexico, Ethiopia, and the West Bank) for 8 to 10 weeks over the summer. ...

DPMI Plus Colloquium Presentations; Listen From Around The World

DPMI Plus Fall 2013 Colloquium Schedule Friday, December 13th, 10:00am-12:20pm PST Join via webinar or in-person in the McCone Boardroom 10:00: Richard Hansen, MPA 2013 Kiva - Peru 10:20: Ashley Anderson,  MPA 2013 UNHCR - Geneva 10:40: Dawn Kleint, MPA 2013 UNHCR - Geneva 11:00: Cristina Lopez, MPA 2013 Pact ...

Rwanda Suggested Reading List

This list of books on Rwanda was developed by DPMI Rwanda instructor, Marie Laugharn and DPMI Rwanda student, Grace Proctor.  Enjoy! 1) Rwanda Means the Universe  - Louise Mushikiwabo Mushikiwabo is a Rwandan working as a translator in Washington when she learns that most of ...

MIIS Immersive Learning Opportunities

Winter 2014 Opportunities: Chile Practicum: Transitional Injustice, Human Rights, and Chile’s Vulnerable Populations Professors: Dr. Jan Black with Global Majority and guest Dr. Fusun Akarsu When: 4-unit January course (IPSG 8672) and trip to Chile January 5-22 Register: Register in Bannerweb and email sbernstory@miis.edu ...

2014 Social Entrepreneur Outreach Accelerator Program in Stockholm, Sweden

The SE Outreach Accelerator is an exciting 8 week program that takes place in Stockholm, Sweden and aims to build your business capacity. We will help you take your idea to the next level by providing you with seminars, workshops, ...

Cuba: Changing Course for Changing Times

An introduction to the 2014 spring break opportunity in Cuba by Professor Jan Knippers Black Cuba has always found itself, or placed itself, in the most unusual circumstances. It was among the last of the Western Hemisphere countries to win independence ...

Applications to January DPMI Trainings in Rwanda and Monterey Due October 31

Development Project Management Institute What: Professional certificate training in international development project planning, facilitation, and partnership Where: Monterey, California or Kigali, Rwanda! When: Monterey (January 6-24, 2014) or Rwanda (January 14-23) Who: Aspiring international development and social change practitioners interested in developing a practical skill-set ...

Invitation to Q&A session with General Palomeros, hosted by Atlantic Community

The German think tank atlantic-community.org is inviting students to take part in a Q&A session with General Jean-Paul Palomeros, the NATO Supreme Allied Commander Transformation. This Q&A series help students to further their opinions and add a decision maker's perspective ...

MIIS Program Offers US-Focused Social Enterprise Management and Impact Investing Certificate Training

The Frontier Market Scouts program includes a new training program at the James Lee Sorenson Global Impact Investing Center in Salt Lake City January 11-24, 2014. Training covers tools for social enterprise management and impact investing with a focus on US ...

DPMI Rwanda and DPMI Plus Winter/Spring Applications Due October 31

Are you interested in a career in international social change and development? Would you like to gain a new professional skill-set this January? Consider applying for the Development Project Management Institute (DPMI) professional certificate training January 6-24, 2014 in Monterey ...

IPSS January Pre-Departure Workshops Announced

The International Professional Service Semester (IPSS) program at MIIS recently announced it's January 3-20, 2014 workshop schedule. A summary of workshop offerings is as follows: “High-Value Organizational Consulting" (IPSS 8530A) Jan. 3, 4, 5; 12-5pm “Designing and Evaluating Interventions" (IPSS 8531) Jan. ...

Winter/Spring Programs with Foundation of Sustainable Development (FSD)

The Foundation for Sustainable Development is currently accepting applications for the Winter/Spring Programs in Africa, Latin America and Asia sites. FSD training programs are highly immersive, bringing students, professionals, and retirees on-site to support critical grassroots initiatives. Rather than work ...