Career Prospects

Multifold career paths

MIMES provides graduate students with a detailed, comprehensive knowledge of the wider Middle East, beneficial to undertake a number of different careers, consistently with their previous training and experience, within 

  • International Institutions
  • Private Companies
  • NGOs
  • Research Centers and Area Studies
  • Media Networks
  • Diplomacy related institutions
  • Regulatory bodies.



A three months internship will facilitate the students's access to their professional career.  Preparation to the internship will be supported by orietation meetings with the master's staff and by dedicated courses with experts in the HR sector. 
Here below a list of companies, institutions and reseach centers where the MIMES students have done their internships in the recent years.

CRIMSON, Erbil Kurdistan – Iraq; Ahlan, Amman. Jordan; ITSTIME, Italian Team for Security, Terroristic Issues & Managing Emergencies, Milano; CRIMEDIM (Università del Piemonte Orientale). Novara; Unicredit, Milano; International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) Reichman University, Herzlyia, Israel; ECFR (European Council on Foreign Relations), Rome; NAGAT (Toward a Better Tomorrow For Development and Empowerment), Amman Jordan; Ernst & Young, Amman, Jordan; CESI, Rome; Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies (ACRPS), Doha Qatar; Fondazione OASIS; KERING, Milano; Economy magazine, Milano;  Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies (RIIFS), Amman; Istituto Di Ricerche Internazionali Archivio Disarmo, Roma; Toward a Better Tomorrow for Development and Empowerment, Amman; InsideOver – Il Giornale, Milano; Istituto Di Studi Politici S. PIO V – Osservatorio sul Mediterraneo, Roma; PRIO - Peace Research Institute, Oslo; US Consulate General – Milan; Italian Chamber Of Commerce UAE, Dubai; Ismed – Istituto di Studi sul Mediterraneo - CNR, Napoli; Fondazione ISMU - Iniziative e studi sulla multietnicità, Milan; UNDP Oslo Governance Centre, Oslo; Izmir Governorship EU; Foreign Affairs Bureau, Izmir, Turkey; Civiltas Foundation/civilnet, Armenia.

Language Course

As an alternative (or in addition) to the internship, students may choose to attend an Arabic, Persian or Turkish language course. Tthe course will have to be positively evaluated by the Master’s Direction and additional fee depending on the organizing institution may occur. Here below some institutions where MIMES students attended their courses.

  • International Center for Persian Studies/Dehkhoda Lexicon Institute (Persian language) - Iran
  • Qalam wa Lawh Arabic Language Center (Arabic language) - Morocco
  • Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Arabic language) - Italy


In which sector are MIMES students employed? 
44% choose a career in research or education (university, PhD, think tanks and research centers)  
15% start their career in International Cooperation and NGOs
15% work in local and international institutions (EU/International agencies, diplomatic offices and public administrations)
9% serve in the area of International relations
6% find their first job in the private sector

Emily: MIMES was a real watershed


Emily: MIMES was a real watershed

"I will always be grateful to MIMES for having prepared the way for me to keep pursuing my interests and aspirations in the field of International Relations in the Middle East".
Read the story of Emily Tasinato, MIMES 2021/22: what the Master gave her, her inetrnship and, later on, work experience at the Med'Or Foundation. 
What can make us, at ASERI, prouder that an Alumna success story?  
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Approaching international Agencies

Approaching international Agencies

Starting a career in international Organizations, such as the EU or the UN, is one of the targets of many students of the ASERI masters’ programs. How do they succeed?
Besides their specific competences, students approach their career path with a well-equipped toolkit, to cope with the fierce competition at international agencies.
Through full immersion plenary sessions and one-to-one CV check meetings, Dr Soraya Johaar, an experienced HR professional who served (among others) at UN and UNESCO, unveils the secrets to write a striking cover letter, an effective CV and to conduct a brilliant interview.

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