Graduates of our MPA degree find rewarding careers in social change, disaster relief, and democratic governance organizations around the world.

The D.C. Advantage

Many of our students plan to work in Washington, D.C., after they graduate. Our large and influential alumni network in the capital is eager to help you prepare you for your next steps. Our Middlebury in DC office is centrally located and provides the entire Middlebury community with a wealth of resources. Furthermore, our annual Career Exploration Week in the nation’s capital gives you facilitated and direct access to D.C.-based employers. 

Alumni Careers

April Danyluk on a boat

April Danyluk

Current Employment: Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton (Honolulu, Hawaii)

First Job after Graduation: Independent Consultant, JLO Consulting, LLC, working with the Center for Civil-Military Relations, Department of Defense (Remote)

Institute Immersive Learning: DPMI Certificate in International Development and Social Change (Washington, D.C.)

Institute Advantage: The joint degree in public administration and international education management neatly aligned with my professional goals. I appreciated the small class sizes, accessible professors, and pedagogical focus on practical skill building and client-based projects. The amazing alumni network is wide ranging and well connected, and it has served me well. The Institute prepared me to be a professional.

Expertise: The intersection of education, peace building, and security cooperation

Lizzie Falconer

Lizzie Falconer

Current Employment: Organizational Change and Learning Manager, Catholic Relief Services (Baltimore, Maryland)

First Job after Graduation: International Development Fellow, Catholic Relief Services (Lilongwe, Malawi)

InternshipIntern, Catholic Relief Services (Bolivia and Ecuador) 

Institute Immersive Learning: Washington, D.C., Career Exploration Spring Break Trip

Institute Advantage: The support of faculty and staff was critical to becoming a Catholic Relief Services Fellow and now full-time staff. Professors and advisors went above and beyond: meeting with me weekly, editing my résumé and cover letters, and having last-minute Skype sessions to prepare me for interviews. I would not have gotten where I am without them. I would also point to the Middlebury Institute network—I was able to connect with many alumni who gave me their time and answered my questions.  

Expertise: Business development, facilitation, and capacity building

One Year after Graduation

Many of our alumni are in rewarding careers around the world; scroll down to see where they are and what they are doing within 12 months of graduation.

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Dominica; Guatemala; Iraq; Kazakhstan; Lebanon; Malaysia; Senegal; Thailand; United States

Select Employers
  • Akili Dada
  • Amplifier Strategies
  • APLU
  • Appalachian District Health Department
  • Axiom Resource Management
  • Be The Match
  • Beacon Hill Staffing
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest
  • Boys & Girls Clubs
  • Catholic Relief Services
  • Center for Social Innovation
  • Chemonics 
  • College of the Canyons
  • Crowdfunding Connection
  • De la Gente
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Department of State
  • Dress for Success Worldwide
  • East Kazakhstan Regional Governor office
  • EFCA
  • FBI
  • Firelight Foundation
  • First 5 Monterey County
  • French Embassy in the United States
  • Fundacion escuela nueva
  • FUSE 
  • Girls Inc. 
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Government Accountability Office
  • Greenleaf Integrative 
  • GSA
  • Guidehouse LLP (Formerly PWC Public Sector)
  • Homeless Services Center of Santa Cruz
  • IIE
  • International Organization for Migration
  • Joe A. Cotta Vineyards Inc.
  • Juma Ventures
  • JVS
  • K12
  • Mercy Corps
  • Middlebury College
  • Middlebury Institute
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Monterey County Rape Crisis Center
  • Naval Postgraduate School 
  • OneVillage Partners
  • Pacific Community Ventures
  • Peace Corps
  • Philadelphia VIP
  • Pomona Impact
  • Prologis
  • Read to Me Project
  • Root Change
  • Salud Para La Gente
  • San Jose State University
  • Save the Children 
  • Social Security Administration
  • St. James Strategy
  • Stanford University
  • Superior Foods
  • T.E.LLC
  • Tetra Tech
  • Training Resources Group, Inc.
  • UC Berkeley 
  • UC San Francisco
  • United Nations
  • Uplift Education
  • VIA Programs
  • West Company
  • WeWork 
  • Winrock International


Select Positions
  • Analyst
  • Business Development Researcher
  • Contract Staffing Specialist
  • Data and Research Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Import Logistics Coordinator
  • International Development Fellow
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) Specialist
  • Program Manager



Employer Testimonial

“As a small, grassroots nonprofit, it is nearly impossible to quantify the enormous impact we have received from having MIIS interns as part of our team. Qualifying the impact of their value added to process and productivity, as well as quality relationships, can easily be summed up in one word: PRICELESS! Investing in our collective future through this opportunity has extremely high return on investment.”

—Kathi Speller, Executive Director, Community of Caring Monterey Peninsula

Summer 2018 and 2019

Secured Opportunity: 94%

Locations: Argentina, Bahamas, Cambodia, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Mexico, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Zambia

Select Employers and Positions

  • AARP Foundation, Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation Intern
  • Accion Empresas, Intern
  • ACDI/VOCA, New Business Coordinator
  • American Councils for International Education, Resident Director
  • Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development, Intern
  • bitFlyer USA, Compliance Intern
  • Caminamos Juntos, Intern
  • Cape Eleuthera Institute, Outreach Intern
  • Catholic Relief Services, Disaster Risk Reduction and Resiliency Intern
  • Community Foundation for Monterey County, Program Assistant with Center for Nonprofit Excellence
  • DialogueDirect, Fundraiser
  • dKomplex, Inc.
    • Business Development Intern
    • Facilitation and Program Manager
  • Dorothy’s Place, Social worker 
  • Gathering for Women, Graduate Research Assistant
  • Hanns Seidel Foundation, Academy for Politics and Current Affairs Intern
  • Les Afriques dans Le Monde (Sciences Po Bordeaux), Program Assistant for the African Region Distance Training
  • Mercy Corps
    • Monitoring and Evaluation Intern
    • Program Performance and Quality Intern
    • Youth, Gender, and Girls Team Intern
  • Partnership on AI, Intern
  • Read to Me Project, Program Manager
  • Relief International
    • Operations Intern
    • Performance, Accountability and Learning Officer
  • Resources for Residents and Communities, Research and Evaluation Intern
  • Sitka Tribe of Alaska, Director of STA Cultural Resources, Education, and Employment Department
  • Six Square, Intern
  • TechnoServe, Acting Regional Programme Manager, Southern Africa
  • The Mintz Group, Intern
  • Think Beyond Plastic
    • Education and Community Outreach Coordinator
    • Education and Outreach Fellow
  • U.S. Department of State, Intern
  • U.S. Government Accountability Office, Analyst Trainee
  • UN Women, Research  Assistant
  • UNICEF, Evaluation Intern
  • United Nations Development Programme, Intern
  • United Way Monterey County, Volunteer Coordinator Fellow
  • World Vision, Gender and Social Inclusion Intern
  • Your Future Is Our Business, Executive Director Intern