Our practicum placements have taken place in over 50 countries, partnering with over 80 country programs. Explore the interactive map below to see all of our practicum partnerships.


The Mortenson Center has cultivated relationships with a cadre of host organizations for the practicum experience including governmental and non-governmental organizations, consulting firms, and the private sector. Students are placed in well-established organizations for six weeks to six months, depending on their availability and the host organization’s needs. The typical practicum duration is two to three months over the summer after a student's first academic year, and the majority of practicum placements are international.*

Host agencies are selected to match the engineering abilities and interests of the students and cover a range of specialties including Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), renewable energy, and humanitarian response.  Through its practicum program, the Mortenson Center links our students with organizations that have local connections and long-term relationships with partner communities. Our students learn from specialists in their sectors, further building local capacity to achieve resiliency and self-sufficiency. Some examples of our partner organizations are shown in the graphic below.

*Practicum placements have historically emphasized in-person work with international organizations. Recently, the program has been adapted to allow for remote contribution and U.S.-based host organizations, as needed.

Thank you to our 2022 host organizations: 

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Student Practicum Experiences