The Emory MDP program offers students the opportunity for experiential learning through service with leading development organizations. The diverse network of MDP partners provides exposure to a wide range of institutional settings which support development efforts, including humanitarian agencies, faith-based organizations, international research centers, government agencies, and grassroots movements.

For two summers MDP students work with a select partner organization in one of its project sites in low-income countries to gain exposure to real-life on-the-ground development practice. During the academic year, while studying at Emory, MDP students also gain invaluable professional experience by interning with partner organizations that are based in the Atlanta area, such as CARE, the Carter Center, Habitat for Humanity, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and others.

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.


Oxfam Link
The Carter Center Link
Unicef Link
Save the Children Link
CDC Link
Emory Partner CGIAR
Habitat for Humanity Link
Groundswell International
World Vision
 RTI International
The Nature Conservancy Link
Heifer International
Partners In Health
United Methodist Global Ministries
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