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


Key facts

Where do our Alumni find their first job? According to a recent survey* 

  • 55% choose a career in research or education (university, PhD, think tanks and research centers)  
  • 16% start their career in International Cooperation and NGOs
  • 13% work in local and international institutions (EU/International agencies, diplomatic offices and public administrations)
  • 10% serve in the area of International relations
  • 6% find their first job in the private sector

*survey conducted among 70 MIMES graduates from 2014 to 2019. Respondents: 34.


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. 

  • ActionAid - Italy
  • Ahlan World - Morocco
  • ASSPI - Associazione per lo sviluppo del sistema di protezione internazionale - Italy
  • Child and Youth Finance International - Netherlands
  • Consulate of Ecuador - Italy
  • EEAS - EU Delegation - Italy
  • Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom - Turkey
  • Fondazione Internazionale Oasis - Italy
  • Fondazione Mission Bambini Onlus - Italy
  • ICDT - International Center for Democratic Transition - Hungary
  • ISPI – Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale - Italy
  • ITSTIME - Italy
  • LechLecha - Italy
  • Musawah - Malaysia
  • NENA News - Italy
  • OCHA - UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs - Switzerland
  • Perigeo NGO - Italy
  • RIIFS - Royal Institute for Inter Faith Studies- Jordan
  • Transparency International - Germany
  • Windows for Peace - Israel
  • WAREG - European Water Regulators - Italy


Past language 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
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