The Emory MDP program offers students the opportunity to work with leading development organizations. The network of MDP partners provides exposure to a wide diversity of institutional settings, including: humanitarian organizations, research centers, government agencies, and grassroots movements. For two consecutive summers, MDP students work with the same partner organization in one of their Global South project sites to gain exposure to real-life on-the-ground development practice. Students also work with partner organizations that have offices in Atlanta (e.g. CARE, Carter Center, Habitat for Humanity, The Nature Conservancy, International Rescue Committee, etc.) during the academic year, building institutional relationships through continuity of involvement. New partnerships are continuously being developed to optimally align field practicum opportunities with students' interests and learning objectives.
The following organizations are among the most established MDP partners so far.