Announcements

Key DPMI Plus Dates

Event/Task Date/Deadline
Meet with financial aid (only if requesting additional Federal financial aid above Monterey budget) As soon as your placement is confirmed.
Internship/Job assignment confirmed; Terms of Reference submitted to Carolyn Meyer   Note: IEM/MPA Students need only submit the IEM Practicum TOR. PCMI students do not need to submit a TOR. Prior to starting your internship
Travel registration, insurance, waiver Prior to departure for internship; see specifics below as requirements vary between domestic and international placements
Start of DPMI Plus Assignments June-September
Deliverables Proposal Submit to Beryl three weeks after the start of your assignment or thereabouts
Final Deliverables Due End of summer or fall semester

DPMI Plus WordPress Site:

https://sites.miis.edu/dpmiplus/ (no login required) 

  • This site includes career documents, Terms of Reference templates, sample cover letters, sample deliverables, and more. Please also consult your respective DPMI wiki (links posted on Google site) for DPMI Plus academic requirements.   

New DPMI Training Wiki:

http://www.blteam.net/DPMIModule1a/DPMIModule1a.html (Module 1 with Beryl)

http://go.miis.edu/dpmiwiki (See Module 2 with Evan Bloom)

  • This site includes content covered during DPMI trainings in Monterey and DC. 

Requirements For International DPMI Plus Assignments:  

[MIIS Emergency Contacts]

Global Rescue Emergency  +1 617 459 4200
Carolyn Meyer (C) + 1 831 521 8566 (O) + 1 831 647 6417 cmeyer@miis.edu
Barbara Burke  (C) + 1 831 905 1355 (O) + 1 831 647 3513 blburke@miis.edu

[Travel Registration and Insurance Requirements]

1.)   Please fill out the Travel Registration form (go.miis.edu/travel). Some of you who have used this form before for other types of practica only have to change the dates (approximate time to complete: five minutes). Others will have to follow the instructions on the site (approximate time to complete: 10 minutes). Please make sure that the “received” box next to the “Acknowledgment and Assumption of Risks and Release Agreement” is checked when done, as this shows completion. 

a.  Please use only Chrome or Firefox as your web browser when registering your travel.  

b.  This travel form includes a liability waiver and automatically adds you to the Global Rescue Security evacuation plan for Middlebury. You will also receive an invitation to login to the free GRID application. This application sends you security notifications for your area and allows you to check-in. 

c.  All MIIS students are provided security evacuation and medical consultation services through Global Rescue. In case of emergency, you can contact Global Rescue directly at 1-617-459-4200 (operations@globalrescue.com). 

2.)  Medical Evacuation Plan and Coverage Abroad (Only necessary for those NOT on the MIIS student medical insurance.)   a.  If you are not on the MIIS student insurance available through MIIS, your medical insurance policy must cover you abroad and include at least 500,000 USD in medical emergency evacuation coverage and 50,000 USD in repatriation. iNext, World Nomads, AON, are just a few international medical insurances and medical evacuation plans that have offered rates as low as $50 USD per month. We recommend enrolling in a program designed for Middlebury/MIIS students through GeoBlue. The cost for this plan (2016-17)  is approximately $65/month.  To enroll, visit this page.  

[Other Requirements/Information]  

3.)  State Department Travel Warning Waiver: If there is a US State Department travel warning in your destination country, you must print and sign this waiver and return it to the GSIPM front desk c/o Carolyn Meyer, IPLSP Director.   

4.)  It is highly recommended that you register with the State Department Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) or your home country’s equivalent (if available).   

5.)  Assault and Sexual Violence: In addition to services in the US, Middlebury provides resources and support for those who have faced assault, harassment, or other forms of sexual violence. Please see rights and options information and contact your program director or advisor. Students from all countries can also access Sexual Assault Support & Help for Americans Abroad: (http://sashaa.org/crisis-line), crisis@866uswomen.org, (see http://sashaa.net/).

6.) Health Information Guide: Please see this document for recommendations on health considerations for your travel abroad. 

Other Contacts and Information:

*For human relations issues, please contact Ashley Arrocha at aarrocha@miis.edu.

*Do not stay in an unsafe work environment. MIIS will work with you to make alternate arrangements should your situation be unsafe or face harassment issues.

Please let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to working with you through your DPMI Plus semester. 

Sincerely,

Your DPMI Plus Team

(Beryl and Carolyn)

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