The Government Accountability Office has named the Middlebury Institute a partner school, ensuring targeted outreach and recruiting of Institute students for internships that frequently result in job offers after graduation. The designation came about after extended collaboration with MIIS and Middlebury alumni employed at GAO.
“MIIS introduced me to the entire field of international trade along with offering me access to accomplished alumni who were willing to help.” Annathea Cook MAIPS ’16 describes how the Institute helped her launch her career.
Since studying conflict resolution at the Middlebury Institute 20 years ago, Nykeesha Damali Peterman MAIPS ’02 has gone on to a successful career as a corporate attorney and now CEO of her own mediation and arbitration firm. Her work was recently recognized with an invitation to join JAMS, considered a global leader in the field of alternative dispute resolution.
A new memorandum of understanding with UNICEF reserves internship slots at the UN agency for two Middlebury Institute students each year, offering an accelerated path into the international development field.
“The interview process is an opportunity to make sure the organization is a good fit for you as much as it is for them to assess your qualifications,” says Emmy Ham MPA ’20 about her role as a leader at the Santa Cruz County Business Council.
I highly recommend informational interviews—not only do they help expand your network, but they are also a great way to practice interviewing. Take courses that offer you practical skills and experience, and take the time to work on your language skills.