The Middlebury Institute offered the International Professional Service Semester (IPSS) practicum internship course as a summer course for the first time 2021. Six students from three degree programs (IEP, IPD, and MPA) are participating in the first summer cohort.
The MATESOL program at MIIS includes a practicum portion, which combines reflective practice and professional development in preparing students for a career in language education. Mary Njuguna is completing her practicum with two organizations, the International School of Monterey and the English for Academic and Professional Purposes program at the Institute.
The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program at the Middlebury Institute for International Studies (MIIS) includes a Practicum portion, which combines reflective practice and professional development in preparing students for a career in language education. We caught up with David Gumbiner MATESOL ‘21 who is currently completing his practicum with two organizations: the International School of Monterey (ISM) and ChatEng.
As part of a segment on the development of storm-proof renewable energy resources in the Caribbean, Justin Locke (MPA, ‘08) spoke with Bill Whitaker of 60 Minutes about the Islands Energy Program of the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI).
As part of the International Professional Service Semester, Bailey Warren MAIEP ‘20 is interning with Wildcoast, a nonprofit environmental organization based in San Diego, and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), a Switzerland-based conservation and sustainability-focused organization.
Middlebury Institute students share experiences completing immersive professional programs via remote learning. These positions connected students with professionals as near as Monterey and, domestically, as far as New York, NY. Internationally, students worked with clients in Switzerland and Malawi.