My experience with FSD

I have learned so much from the FSD Jinja Virtual Internship Program! Most notably, I have gained knowledge on the cultural differences between the US and Uganda, both relating to menstrual health and society as a whole. I found the cultural workshops to be the primary source of this education.…
Overall, the FSD Jinja Virtual Internship Program was extremely rewarding. I was initially worried that the virtual format would prevent me from interacting directly with the community members, and although it was certainly different from in-person interactions, communicating directly with the young women in the community was one of the…
Working remotely on this project has highlighted the importance of asking questions, researching, and getting creative with my community engagement. It was hard to not be on the ground to witness UAOWF and come to my own conclusions; at the same time, I think I approached this problem in a…
Our work with FSD and St. Francis has provided a great opportunity for learning about development through hands-on work. In addition to our classes at Northwestern, the FSD internship allowed us to actually take part in the systems and projects that we have learned about. My favorite parts of the…
Participating in Virtual GESI 2020 is one of the most valuable choices that I made this year. During ten-week cooperation with SME and FSD Uganda, I learned lots of things -- from a non-profit organization's working logic to some detailed questions that those who work in any communities should always…
Applying to the GESI program was a sort of leap of faith, considering I had zero experience with non-profit work. However looking back now, I’m so glad I came across this opportunity. Albeit being virtual, it has still managed to be so enriching and engaging. I’ve learnt so much about…
Being part of the FSD Jinja Virtual Internship Program is a unique opportunity that I got to experience as an undergraduate student. Prior to registering for the program I aimed to apply for a local internship to increase my workplace experience, however, given the opportunity to participate and be part…
Coming into this program I was not entirely sure what to expect from a virtual international internship. I can now concretely say that although it came with its challenges, I feel that I have been able to make connections and have an experience that will stick with me for a…
The FSD Jinja Virtual Internship Program was an excellent learning experience in the field of international sustainable development. The community was very welcoming and excited to share their knowledge and cultural perspectives with me, there were so many smiles and laughs that we shared, as they danced for me and…
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