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Master of Arts in International Development Field Spotlight

Leverage real-world experience to take your career to new heights.

Put your new skills to the test and explore your career options firsthand when you participate in the field project component of the Master of International Development from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.

International development is a field with countless career options and far-reaching implications across sectors, which can make it difficult to decide what to do post-graduation. At Saint Mary’s we provide you with the opportunity to connect with organizations where you can apply your knowledge and dive head-first into a segment of this exciting field.

Apply Your Knowledge. Advance Your Career.

The 40-hour field project, completed as part of the required course MID 690, can consist of a variety of practical experiences. You will design a project or experience within a sector of international development and make it a reality. Whether through a trip abroad, an internship with an international organization, or other development opportunities, you will apply the skills from your coursework to real-world scenarios in organizations such as:

  • The United Nations
  • The Red Cross
  • Books for Africa
  • Peace Corps
  • International Rescue Committee

Alumni Spotlights

This unique opportunity to get hands-on experience prior to graduation has not only helped alumni to cement their skills, but also connected them to people and organizations within the field, opening up doors to a variety of career options. Learn more about some of our students’ field projects to get a feel for where your project could take you:

Take the Next Step

Are you ready to advance your career in the exciting field of international development? You can find more information about our program here. Have other questions? Contact one of our program managers at 877-308-9954 or request more information today.