Archive for MANPTS
Monday, March 6th, 2017
Who can apply: IPSS is open to DPP, NPTS, and IEP students graduating in 2018 who are interested in working fulltime in their sector while earning academic credit.
- You do not need to have a job or internship confirmed for next spring when you apply.
- All applicants will be asked to take a 1-hour writing test during one of four testing windows in April. Times will be posted on go.miis.edu/ipss and sent by email.
- IPSS can be taken for 6-12 credits in spring 2018. Internships/jobs can be paid or unpaid and in the US or abroad.
- Students who are accepted to IPSS can switch to other practica programs (DPMI Plus, Independent Practica) at a later date should their professional and academic interests/needs change.
Friday, February 24th, 2017
For spring 2017, a total of 51 Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey students will participate in our distinguished semester long immersive learning programs, to be placed around the country and the globe. Domestically, students are as close as the San Francisco Bay area and as far away as Washington, D.C. Internationally, they are spread across five continents.
Programs include the International Professional Service Semester (IPSS), the International Organizations and Nonproliferation Program (IONP), DPMI Plus, the International Education Management (IEM) Practicum, the Student Exchange Program, and the Frontier Market Scouts (FMS) Program.
Below is a list of current participants, their organizations, and their locations.
|Thomas Chamberlin||SeeSaw||Cape Town, Africa|
|Matthew Coomer||NOAA||Seattle, WA|
|Megan Godfrey||NOAA||Fairbanks, Alaska|
|Joshua Morris||TNC||Santa Cruz, CA|
|Sorina Seeley||NOAA||Fairbanks, Alaska|
|Akimi Yano-Manzano||UNITAR||Hirsohima, Japan|
|Daniele Elizaire||UN Women||New York, New York|
|Andrew Larson||State Department||Lima, Peru|
|Steven Perle||IRC||Sacramento, CA|
|Ariel Watkins||EDC||Washington, D.C.|
|Patrick Niceforo||Korean Economic Institute||Washington, D.C.|
|Meredith Rupp||Greenbelt Alliance/Transform||San Francisco, CA|
|Monique Rao||UNICEF||Phnom Penh, Cambodia|
|Shirin Khan||Atlantic Council||Washington, D.C.|
|Lieselotte Siegenthaler||Center for Climate and Security||Washington, D.C.|
|Laura Williams||State Department||Washington, D.C.|
|Maxwell Petersen||Atlantic Council||Washington, D.C.|
|Margaret Arno||LLNL||Livermore, CA|
|Julia Diamond||United Nations Office of Disarment Affairs (UNODA||New York|
|Lesley Kucharski||United Nations Office of Disarmament Affairs (UNODA)||New York|
|Kyle Pilutti||IAEA||Vienna, Austria|
|Nate Taylor||Czech Technical University/CTBTO||Prague, Czech Republic|
|Genevieve Dabrowski||Bay Area Council Economic Institute||San Francisco, CA|
|Genevieve Yehounme||WRI||Washington, D.C.|
|Addy Jimenez Haga||UNLiREC||Peru|
|William Holeness||UNEP RONA||Washington, D.C.|
|Nicholas Stulck||Catholic Relief Services||Ecuador|
|Elizabeth Falconer||Catholic Relief Services||Bolivia|
|Rachel Dickinson||Global Fund for Women||San Francisco, CA|
|Michelle Zaragoza||Peace Corps||Nicaragua|
|Adam Grant||Peace Corps||Armenia|
|Veronica Diaz||US State Department and UNICEF||DC/Honduras|
|Annelise Andrade||EUSA Centro Universidad International Office||Sevilla, Spain|
|Abbiola Ballah||MIIS, Center for Social Impact Learning||Monterey, CA|
|Jenna Cotey||South Puget Sound Community College||Washington|
|Megan Dieck||University of Wisconsin-Plattville||Platteville, WI|
|Damien Lazzari||UC Santa Cruz, Global Engagement ISSS||Santa Cruz, CA|
|Heather Rahimi||University of Utah Asia Campus||Incheon, South Korea|
|Jake Reckford||American International Recruitment Council (AIRC)||Washington, D.C.|
|Will Stewart||Kuwait Cultural Office||Los Angeles, CA|
|Clarissa Stewart||Middlebury- CMRS Oxford Humanities Program||Oxford, England|
|Yuki Ueda||MIIS Strategic Programs||Monterey, CA|
|Daniel Watson||Portland Community College||Portland, OR|
|Sean Bonowitz||Middlebury Schools Abroad||France|
|Bryce Bay||Middlebury Schools Abroad||Russia|
|Ben Grimming||Incubator Assistant @ Kalu Yala||Panama|
|Frances Hess||Impact Fellow @ Jeeon||Bangladesh|
|Courtney Kemp||Investment Relations Consultant @ Mangrove Credit Group||Liberia|
|Christina Lukeman||Impact Assessment Fellow @ Uberis Capital||Cambodia|
|Jessica Anderson||Business Development Manager @ Toucan Education Programs||Belize|
Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
Thomas Gray, NPTS 2015
IPSS 2015: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
It’s always inspiring to speak with current IPSS fellows in the field, but I’m also curious about where students end up afterwards and how their IPSS experience fits into their longer term career path. Thomas Gray, a 2015 IPSS fellow and former NPTS student currently working at the IAEA in Vienna, graciously agreed to share his experiences and speak about his path from MIIS to IPSS and beyond.
MIIS to IPSS
Tom came to Monterey after six and a half years in the U.S. Navy. As an incoming NPTS student, Tom knew he wanted to do a professional internship and had hopes for the IAEA due to his interest in international nuclear safeguards. The connections that the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies has with different international professional organizations and the history of MIIS interns at the IAEA were a large part of Tom’s motivation to attend MIIS.
Tom applied for an IPSS fellowship with the IAEA as a second year NPTS student. Previously, the NPTS students from MIIS that had interned at the IAEA had all worked in the Office of Public Information. However, the year Tom applied, a position in the Department of Safeguards was available– this was a stroke of luck for Tom, as it matched up with his interests even more.
IPSS and Beyond
After his four month IPSS fellowship at the IAEA, Tom began a yearlong graduate fellowship program in the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) in Washington, D.C. This is another opportunity frequently pursued by MIIS students: there are typically at least one or two former NPTS students per year. During the NNSA fellowship, Tom found out about another fellowship newly established by the Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation in honor of Dr. Ian Hutcheon, a scientist who worked for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. This fellowship is a two-year assignment as a Junior Professional Officer in support of the IAEA’s Division of Nuclear Security. Tom was the first fellow selected – he decided to leave his fellowship with the NNSA a few months early in order to pursue this opportunity and go back to working with the IAEA. When I spoke with him he had been on the job for a week and a half.
Tom attributes his selection for his current fellowship in part to his previous experience at the IAEA, which also allowed him to hit the ground running upon his return. Tom’s primary task at the moment is to help organize a conference that the IAEA is hosting at the end of 2016. Right now is an important time for the IAEA’s Division of Nuclear Security. Eight years ago, Obama announced the Prague Agenda, his plan to secure the world’s nuclear material from use in terrorism. According to the plan, a nuclear security summit has been hosted every two years since. The last summit is happening this month in D.C. The IAEA has been identified as one of the institutions responsible for continuing the progress made over the last 8 years, and the conference Tom is organizing will set the tone for how the international community sees nuclear security continuing after the Obama Administration.
For NPTS students, IPSS can be a strategic choice because NPTS is a field where you need connections… you never know who will lead to a job. The NPTS field can be a hard field to break into and a strong professional network is critical. If you decide to do IPSS, Tom recommends setting your internship up for as long as possible. The first few months at any job involve a steep learning curve; the more time you have at your internship, the more time you’ll have to apply what you learned in those first few months and the more time you’ll have to impress your new boss.
Thursday, March 10th, 2016
Monday, February 22nd, 2016
Don’t miss your opportunity to participate in the 2016 Online DC Summer Internship Fair and connect directly with employers in government, public policy, international affairs, communications, and philanthropy. This event is great for those exploring opportunities in Washington DC. The event will take place on March 1, 2016 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016
For spring 2016, a total of 61 Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey students will participate in our distinguished semester long immersive learning programs, to be placed around the country and the globe. Domestically, students are as close as the San Francisco Bay area and as far away as Washington, D.C. Internationally, they are spread across five continents.
Programs include the International Professional Service Semester (IPSS), the International Organizations and Nonproliferation Program (IONP), DPMI Plus, the International Education Management (IEM) Practicum , the Student Exchange Program, and the Frontier Market Scouts (FMS) Program.
Below is a list of current participants, their organizations, and their locations.
|Shen Li||WTO||Geneva, Switzerland|
|Melis Okter||CA Sea Grant: Coastal Commission||San Francisco, CA|
|Jennifer Adams||State Dept. ASST SEC, OCEANS & INT L ENVIR & SCI AFFS and Montery Bay Aquarium Policy Division||Washington, D.C.|
|Emma Tonge||NOAA||Oakland, CA|
|Mairi MacEachern||UNGC Network office||Toronto, Canada|
|Whitney Berry||IUCN||Geneva, Switzerland|
|Zachary Foco||FAO||Rome, Italy|
|Marina Binsack||San Francisco Bay Joint Venture||Sacramento, CA|
|Sophia Kirschenman||Conservation International Social Policy and Practice Division||Washington, D.C.|
|Thomas Stagg||NOLS Patagonia||Chile|
|Jamie Stanton||UNIDIR||Geneva, Switzerland|
|Elin Orre||UNODA CAB||New York, NY|
|Hussain Alhowaidi||UN Office at Geneva: Biological Weapons Convention Implementation Support Unit||Geneva, Switzerland|
|Margaret Coleman||US State Bureau of Human Rights, Democracy, and
|Daniel Pavitt||Conservation International Peace and Development Partnerships||Washington, D.C.|
|Miranda Salinas||Alliance for Peacebuilding||Washington, D.C.|
|Li Ma||Stimson Center||Washington, D.C.|
|Kathleen Lucitt||IRS Criminal Investigations Branch (International Operations division)||Washington, D.C.|
|Stephanie Gentle||IUCN SEE||Belgrade, Serbia|
|Jenny Cho||Council on Foreign Relations||Washington, D.C.|
|Phil Goldstein||Department of Defense/Pentagon||Washington, D.C.|
|Emily Summerlin||San Francisco Business Council on Climate Change||San Francisco, CA|
|Hussein Alhowaidi||United Nations
Implementation Support Unit of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction (BWC)
|Geraldine Mande||United Nations Office of Disarmament Affairs (UNODA)||New York, NY|
|Satomi Tamura||United Nations Conference on Disarmament (CD)||Geneva, Switzerland|
|Irene Yu||Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO)||Vienna, Austria|
|Judie Henderson||Rwandan Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI)||Rwanda|
|Laura Preston||Peace Corps||Cameroon|
|Madison Shepard||SHE-CAN||Mill Valley, CA|
|Sophie Dresser||OneVillage Partners||Sierra Leone|
|Jeanine Willig||Social Impact||Washington, D.C.|
|Alina Aslanian||International Organization for Migration||Bangkok, Thailand|
|Sonia Esquibel||Catholic Relief Services||Zambia|
|Karla Gregorio||Program Fellow||Oakland, CA|
|Susan Asselin||Peace Corps||Senegal|
|Alcide Guillory III||GSIPM Immersive Learning Team||Monterey, CA|
|Julia Meli||International Organization for Migration or Search for Common Ground||Middle East and North Africa|
|Tom Ford||Peace Corps||Nicaragua|
|Kaela Conroy||Brown University – Office of International Programs||Providence, RI|
|Tessa Fancher||Middlebury College||Middlebury, VT|
|Maria Gleason-Maddox||University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Center for Global Education||Madison, WI|
|Michelle Gloster||PLUS Education U.S. Corp||USA|
|Talia Gottlieb||Pearson College UWC||Canada|
|Emily Greenblatt||Intercultural Communication Institute||Portland|
|Alcide Guillory III||GSIPM Immersive Learning Team||Monterey, CA|
|Courtney Jackson||American International Recruitment Council (AIRC)||Bethesda, MD|
|Sydney McLoughlin||To be determined|
|Peter Seilheimer||California State University at Monterey Bay||Monterey, CA|
|Abbey Wallace||CIEE||Portland, ME|
|Jordan Fernandez||Middlebury Schools Abroad||Amman, Jordan|
|Janet Addoh||Middlebury Schools Abroad||Madrid, Spain|
|Eli Hatch||Waseda University||Tokyo, Japan|
|Julianne Scott||Pulsera Project||Granada, Nicaragua|
|Tony Chow||To be determined|
|Angelina Skowronski||To be determined|
|Ben Grimmig||To be determined|
|Clover van Steenberghe||To be determined|
|Kenji Tabery||To be determined|
|Nenneya Shields||To be determined|
|Sherry Sybertz||To be determined|
Best of luck to all of you!!!
Monday, July 6th, 2015
Attention MIIS mafia! Your future classmates need your help! If you are a current student of one of the following programs (or know a friend who is) and will be in town on 7/24, please come, share your experience and provide guidance for our incoming graduate students! If you are interested, please email Kimberly England (email@example.com) or Howard Wu (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thank you!
- Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies
- International Policy and Development
- International Trade and Economic Diplomacy
Friday, May 8th, 2015
Refugee Education Challenge is now accepting ideas to improve education opportunities for children in refugee camps.
“Now is the chance to share an idea you have for how to improve education for refugees. We’ve partnered with UNCHR and UNICEF – so even if you aren’t able implement your idea yourself, there’s an opportunity you to submit a winning idea that could be implemented through partnerships with organizations already working with UNICEF and UNHCR.
Winning ideas on our shortlist will attend a design support bootcamp hosted by IDEO.org designers, where participants will learn how to apply human-centered design to their challenge idea. A handful of these ideas will be selected to receive a share of $500,000 in funding and design support.”
Design Principles for Refugee Education:
- Focus on what we can do now
- Design for gender equality
- Keep resource limitations in mind
- Design for uncertainty
- Take an inclusive approach
- Be culturally sensitive
Thursday, April 2nd, 2015
MIIS Faculty, Dr. Jeffrey Lewis, recently had an interview with Max Fisher of Vox on – “What everyone gets wrong about Iran nuclear negotiations.”
He touches on a variety of topics including safeguards, dual use goods, the NPT, automatic enforcement mechanisms, breakout calculations, uranium stockpiles, and much more!
Excerpt from the interview:
“We have this crazy situation right now where the IAEA has basically no access to the places where the centrifuges are made. And so Iranian put those centrifuges on a truck, and if they drive them to [a publicly declared nuclear site such as] Natanz and install them there, then they’re safeguarded. But, if they, you know, drive them to some hole in a mountain then, no, they’re not safeguarded, we don’t see them.” – Dr. Lewis
To read the full article and interview, follow this link: What everyone gets wrong about Iran nuclear negotiations
Dr. Lewis is the Director of the East Asia Nonproliferation Program at MIIS.
Click to check out Jeffrey Lewis’s MIIS Faculty Profile
Thursday, April 2nd, 2015
Students from all MIIS Programs are encouraged to Apply!
Description of Responsibilities
Leadership term lasts early May 2015 to early May 2016
For more information check out the Team El Salvador Blog or email any questions to teamelsalvadormiis@gmail !
Send Resume & Cover Letter to email@example.com by Sunday, April 14th!
Wednesday, March 25th, 2015
Check out current IPSS fellow and International Policy Studies student at MIIS, Aileen Yang’s blog article featured on LinkedIn. Aileen is spending her last semester at MIIS as an intern at the World Trade Organization (WTO) as a distinguished IPSS fellow. She is blogging about her experience in Geneva, relevance of MIIS classroom simulations, and life at the WTO.
You can check out the story here, https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/from-simulations-reality-interns-reflection-aileen-yang?trk=hb_ntf_MEGAPHONE_ARTICLE_POST
Thursday, March 19th, 2015
… are due April 13th to the GSIPM Front Desk!
The NPTS Honors Thesis is a highly selective program through which students will be challenged to design and conduct an independent research project of professional scope and quality with the guidance of a thesis advisor. Only a limited number of students will be selected to participate in the Honors Thesis program each academic year.
Application and Selection:
Applications for the honors thesis program will be accepted in the spring semester of each academic year. Students in their second or subsequent semesters in the NPTS MA program who are currently maintaining a GPA of 3.7 or higher may apply to be admitted into the Honors Thesis program.
Stop in at GSIPM Front Desk for the application form and a full description of the program!
For a story of past NPTS Honors Thesis experience, check out Tamara Patton’s Story!
Thursday, March 12th, 2015
Tom Gray, is in the Nonproliferation & Terrorism Studies (NPTS) graduate program here at MIIS. His final semester at MIIS he is working at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, Austria as an IPSS fellow. Follow his journey through his blog, Every Wich Way.
Tom’s Blog offers an insightful perspective of what it is like working for a large international organization in the nonproliferation domain.
Enjoy the Blog!
Wednesday, March 4th, 2015
Summer and Fall Applications Invited
In January several students applied for this grant but none were awarded. In every case the requests were for the summer because there was little time for anyone to prepare a travel grant proposal for the spring immersive learning programs.
The result is that all the money available for travel grants is now available for summer and fall travel for research on social change in Africa. The research must be conducted in Africa for a duration of at least 2 and a half months.
To receive this grant students must submit a research design that focuses on a social condition in Africa of the applicant’s choosing; e.g., poverty, environment, crime, armed violence, gender inequality, conflict, disease, education, refugees, etc., with the goal of making policy/program recommendations that can change that condition.
The application must include the following elements:
- Dates of research
- Location of research, to include a letter of support from an organization which is hosting or assisting you with your project.
- A two page statement that includes a complete research design, to include a research question, a literature review that shows a need for this research, evidence generation methods, and its potential impact on the social condition.
- A description of the deliverable and date of completion.
Applications must be received between now and 1 April. A committee of faculty judges will evaluate all applications and determine the recipients of the award by 15 April. Awards will be given as reimbursement for travel to Africa. Only enrolled students may receive a travel grant. If two students will be conducting the research together, the award will be split between the two students with a cap of $1500 per award. Travel will not be awarded for an internship, unless appropriate research will be conducted as part of the internship.
If you have any questions or wish to discuss the eligibility of your planned research for this award, please make an appointment with Professor Ed Laurance at firstname.lastname@example.org. He can also be reached at 831-402-2631.
These awards are made possible by a continuing donation from the family of Sarah Meek, a MIIS alum of 1996 whose life was cut short while working to improve social conditions in Africa.
Thursday, February 5th, 2015
Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
The International Professional Service Semester (IPSS) is excited to announce the placement of 30 Middlebury Institute of International Studies students to the distinguished semester-long assignment with premier international organizations around the globe. Since the IPSS program’s inception in 2002, more than 200 students have served in over 150 organizations. 2015 is another promising year for many students and we wish them the best of luck in their semester long assignments. Below is a list of current fellows, the organizations they will serve, position location, and major.
Good luck Fellows!
|Arnold Africot||Santa Lucia Preserve||Monterey County||IEP|
|Mary Elizabeth Miller||FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization)||Rome, Italy||IEP|
|Jordan Sanchez||Wild Coast||San Diego, California||IEP|
|Victoria Bell||Marine Conservation Institute||Washington D.C.||IEP|
|Kelsey Richardson||Secretariat of Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)||Apia, Samoa||IEP|
|Burton Julius Gaiseb||WWF (World Wildlife Fund)||Windhoek, Namibia||IEP|
|Frank Lin||The World Bank||Washington D.C.||MPA|
|Sean Peck||Consortium for Terrorism & Responses to Terrorism (START)||University of Maryland||NPTS|
|Thomas Gray||IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency)||Vienna, Austria||NPTS|
|Ani Saakyan-Peck||FINCEN (Financial Crimes Enforcement Network)||Washington D.C.||NPTS|
|Angel Quintanilla||Lawrence Livermore Laboratory||Livermore, CA||NPTS|
|Lily Vaccaro||VCNDP (Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation)||Vienna, Austria||NPTS|
|Cervando Banuelos||CTBTO (Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization)||Vienna, Austria||NPTS|
|Adam Proveaux||U.S. State Department and the Center for Arms Control and Nonproliferation||Washington D.C.||NPTS|
|Cassandra Peterson||UNODA (United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs)||New York City||NPTS|
|Shant Krikorian||U.S. State Department of Proliferation and Financing||Washington D.C.||NPTS|
|Charles Odorfer||UNDP (United Nations Development Programme)||Istanbul, Turkey||IPS|
|Joshua Fleming||UNECLAC (United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean)||Washington D.C.||IPS|
|Oscar Grijalva||FINCEN Policy Division||Washington D.C.||IPS|
|Theresa Gauvreau||U.S. State Department||Washington D.C.||IPS|
|Audrey Metcalf||International Organization for Migration (IOM) Regional office||Bangkok, Thailand||IPS|
|Kendra Haugh||FINCEN (Financial Crimes Enforcement Network)||Washington D.C.||IPS|
|Kathryn Krueger||UN Women||Istanbul Turkey||IPS|
|Gaelen Hayes||Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development||Calca, Peru||IPS|
|Terri Pugh||Ihangane Project||Rwanda||IPS|
|Benjamin Volscko||NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)||Romania||NPTS|
|John Gebbia||Mercy Corp.||Washington D.C.||IPS|
|Aileen Yang||Tesla||Freemont, CA||IPS|
Monday, December 15th, 2014
Upcoming Application Deadline for Fellowship – January 27th, 2015
Great opportunity for those who are studying or who want to study less commonly taught languages such as Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili – among MANY others. Boren Awards also has an African Flagship Languages Initiative, for those interested in studying Akan/Twi, French, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, or Zulu. Check out Boren Awards website for a complete list of languages as well as Country Preferences, fields of study, and length of study.
Boren Fellowships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.”
“Boren Fellows represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Fellows commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.” – Retrieved from Boren Awards Website
Not just national security:
Boren Awards views National Security broadly, to include “the challenges of global society, including sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness.” – Retrieved from Boren Awards Website
This is a great opportunity to study a unique or uncommonly taught language – perfect for MIIS Students!
For more information check out their Website: https://www.borenawards.org/boren_fellowship
Application Deadline: January 27th, 2015
Friday, November 14th, 2014
On Tuesday, November 18 GSIPM will be holding our 2014 Fall Graduation Photo Session beginning at 11:45 a.m. The pictures will take place on the steps of City Hall, adjacent to Friendly Park. The photos that will be taken are group photos, so we are asking that you arrive as close to 11:45 a.m. as possible. Our photographer will not be taking any individual photos.
Due to professional courtesy, family and friends will not be permitted to take photographs while our photographer is working. Shortly after the photo session, GSIPM will follow up with an e-mail explaining ordering and payment options.
The dress code for this event will be business attire. So please be prepared to dress appropriately for the occasion.