The U.S. Department of State has awarded one current Middlebury Institute student and two recent graduates Critical Language Scholarships for the study of languages considered vital to national security and economic prosperity.
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.
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.
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.
Institute Professor Mahabat Baimyrzaeva encourages her students to uncover their deeply seated ideas and assumptions, subject them to critical review, and, when necessary and possible, replace them with a more accurate view of reality.
Emily Hoang, a 2020 graduate of the joint MPA/MA in International Education Management, has been at the forefront of the COVID-19 response in Los Angeles, first helping to organize testing sites, and then vaccination efforts in the community.