Part of speech
['prak tih kuhm]
SESP students in LOC, LS, HDPS, and Social Policy must complete a practicum in their junior year. The practicum is an internship in which students spend one quarter working for an organization in the Chicago area. The internship relates to their academic concentration or interests. If a student chooses to complete their practicum in the summer, they may work in the Chicago area, San Francisco, or Washington, D.C. 
This term is primarily used by SESP students, faculty, and staff.
I am going to do my practicum at Lurie Children's Hospital in the winter.
-  SESP "Practicum and Field Studies" Page.