Master of Development Practice (MDP) students are required to spend a minimum of 3 months gaining practical experience through a program-approved field placement or internship. The placement is normally completed during the spring term after 2 terms of coursework. In the final term, after the field placement or internship, students will have the opportunity to participate and present papers at the International Conference on Sustainable Development Practice (ICSDP) in New York.

Incoming MDP students meet with John Abraham, Lecturer & Field Placement Manager (j9abraham@uwaterloo.ca) during Fall term to discuss your interests and begin the search process. You will also meet returning MDP students to learn about their experiences and discuss your plans for spring term. Please note that there is no guarantee that you will be selected for the placement of your choice.