by Kira Lemons

Nasema Zeerak, left, poses with the UN flag at UNFPA and Agostina Ntow, left
Nasema Zeerak MPA/IPD ‘18, left, interned at UNFPA in Spring 2018 and spoke about her experience with Agostina Ntow IPD ‘21 who is interning at UNFPA this semester

For Fall 2020, a total of 34 Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey students will participate in our distinguished semester-long immersive learning programs, working virtually with organizations around the country and the globe.

Domestically, students are working with organizations as close as Monterey, CA and as far away as New York, NY. Top cities include 8 positions in the Monterey Bay Area, 5  in the San Francisco Bay Area, 6 in the DC Metro Area, and 5 in the Greater Los Angeles Area. Internationally, students are working virtually with organizations in France, Switzerland, and New Zealand.

Programs include the International Education Management (IEM) Practicum and the International Professional Service Semester, (IPSS).

Below is a list of current participants, their organizations, and their locations.

International Education Management (IEM) Practicum

Name Placement Location of Org .
Sara Caplan University of Nevada, Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
Carisa Crittendon Institute for Study Abroad Indianapolis, IN
Olivia Francis Portland Community College Portland, OR
Jennifer Gerardi Washington State University Pullman, WA
Emily Hoang* Baby2Baby Los Angeles, CA
Kira Lemons
 
University of California, Santa Cruz
MIIS, Immersive Professional Learning
Santa Cruz, CA
Monterey, CA
Beth Magyar SOS Outreach Incline Village, NV
Hinda Majri
 
California Institute of the Arts
VIA
Santa Clarita, CA
Palo Alto, CA
Maria Mongelluzzo Frontiers Abroad New Zealand
Kathryn Murata Leeward Community College Honolulu, HI
Thi Nguyen DC Immersion Washington, DC
Victoria Pham Golden West College Los Angeles, CA
Alexandra Ramos Lopez Monterey Peace and Justice Center Monterey, CA
Alexandra Roman Syracuse University, Strasbourg Center Strasbourg, France
Jose Romero* MiraCosta Community College Oceanside, CA
Charlotte Roulet MIIS, Student Services Monterey, CA
Seth Tanen Smithsonian Folkways Recordings Washington, DC
Milira Tillman Alliance Française Louisville, KY
Linny Tran University of California, Irvine Irvine, CA
Rachel Webber Sciences Po Bordeaux Bordeaux, France
Sayre Weir University of Georgia Athens, GA
Winsor Yang University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, CA
Aleena Yunuba Hammack Camp Fire National Headquarters Kansas City, MO

* indicates joint IEM/MPA student
 

International Professional Service Semester (IPSS)

Name Placement Location of Org.
Janet Kung
 
Carmel River Watershed Conservancy and
Environmental Defense Fund
Carmel, CA
San Francisco, CA
Charles Montesa Community Builders for Monterey County Monterey, CA
Agostina Ntow United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) New York, NY
Cassandra Otero National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights Oakland, CA
Anne Otfinoski Save the Waves Coalition Santa Cruz, CA
Marco Pura US State Department Washington, DC
Ali Seidel Lumentum Corporate Social Responsibility Team San Jose, CA
Susan Stalter National Defense University, College of Int’l Security Affairs Washington, DC
Cameron Steagall Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)
Port of Stockton
Arlington, VA
Stockton, CA
Bailey Warren
 
Wildcoast and 
International Union for Conservation of Nature
San Diego, CA
Gland, Switzerland
Isabel Zaragosa Conservation International Washington, DC

For More Information

(831) 647-6417
iempracticum@miis.edu
ipss@miis.edu