Career Prospects

Theory and practice for a multifold career path

The MICAD programme conjugates theoretical knowledge and practical experience, so to give students a specific set of professional skills to successfully face the global job market, and to foster development cooperation with personal creativity competence:

  • Identifying local needs, valorizing partnering, bottom-up approaches.
  • Managing technical, financial and administrative aspects of cooperation initiatives.
  • Accompanying development actors and civil society in identifying resources and deciding upon their use.
  • Collaborating with national and international institutions within the policy framework of the country where projects are implemented.


Key facts 

Students who have completed the Master in International Cooperation and Development are now working in many different countries within various institutions and organizations, both national and international. 
Where do our Alumni find their first job?*

  • 35% find their job in bodies strictly connected to International Cooperation (NGOs, migration, human rights, legal assistance etc). 
  • 27% work in local and international institutions (EU/international agencies, diplomatic offices and public administration)
  • 27% serve in research centers and think tanks or continue the academic career
  • 7% find their first job in the private sector (banks, financial services, CSR)
*survey conducted among 123 MICAD graduates from 2014 to 2019. Respondents: 75.


A three months intership will facilitate the students's access to their professional career. 
Preparation to the internshipwill be supported by orietation meetings with the master's staff and by dedicated courses with experts in the HR sector. 

Some of the past intersnships of MICAD students took place in the following companies or institutions

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