Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

IPSS Application

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The following application must be filled out in its entirety during one online session - the application is not complete until you electronically sign the final page. Please note that incomplete or late applications will NOT be considered. Second round of applications for IPSS 2020 are open September 1, 2019 and close October 31, 2019.

If you have any questions or comments about this program in general or this application, please contact ipss@miis.edu.

Application Components

  • Personal statement: A 400-600 word document describing how your desired IPSS post will assist you in meeting your professional and academic goals. Explain why this experience will enhance your career goals in contrast to taking on-campus coursework during the spring 2020 semester. Applicants selected for the IPSS program will be asked to revise this personal statement for inclusion in our initial email communication with the organization.
  • Organizations of Interest: The names of three organizations and departments where you might want to work on IPSS. Your position does not need to be confirmed. Please provide as much information as you have. 
Section 1: Current Contact Information
Section 2: Academic Information
Scholarship Considerations (Fulbright, etc.)
Please list any country or external scholarship programs you/we would need to contact to request an extension of your scholarship program through August 2018 (the IPSS semester is an extended spring semester and ends in August). This would only apply to applicants participating in external scholarship programs, such as Fulbright, Bolashak, etc. who would like to complete IPSS during their fourth semester.
Section 3: IPSS Program
Policy issue(s) you would like to work on during IPSS
Section 4: Organization Selection
Please provide the following information for the top three organizations where you would like to serve during IPSS (see IPSS Participating Organization list). Note that students do not have to have a decision on which organization they will be working for during the application process. You only need to provide detailed contact information for an organization if the specific organization and department/division is not listed on our participating organization list. Note that decision on organization choice can be changed. If your organization (and specific department and location) are on our participating organization list, you need only list the organization, division, and location. If you wish to select an organization that is not on the list, please do the appropriate research to find the person who should be contacted. Typically, this should not be the HR department, but rather the specific individual you would expect to work under.
Section 7: Agreement and E-signature
Please note that incomplete or late applications will NOT be considered. For technical questions regarding this application please contact the IPSS coordinator at ipss@miis.edu. For career planing questions, please contact your career advisor. For program policy questions or concerns, please contact GSIPM Director of Immersive Professional Learning and Special Programs, Carolyn Taylor Meyer at cmtaylor@miis.edu. By submitting this application, I affirm that the facts set forth in it are true and complete. By submitting this application, I understand that it is for consideration for admission to IPSS. By entering my name and date below, I confirm that I understand and agree to the Middlebury Institute’s Student Code of Conduct: