Choosing a study abroad with FSD is a sure benefit to your professional development career
Immerse yourself in a cross cultural experience in finding solutions to development
Implement Sustainable Development Projects in communities using tested approaches
Engage in VIRTUAL INTERNSHIP and make a sustainable impact in Ugandan communities
Spend time reflecting on the effect of the internship experience to your academic goals and future career profession
Generate new knowledge about grassroot challenges through engaging in Research
Why Volunteer or Intern With FSD Jinja Uganda
We have been providing hands-on international development and cultural immersion experiences to students and professionals since 2007. Our internship and volunteer programs provide opportunities for participants to build their international development practice and strengthen their graduate school applications. Participants work directly with members of grassroots host-communities in Uganda to design and support development projects which reflect community priorities. The careful training, planning and support that goes into volunteering and interning with FSD leads to sustainable community-driven change.
Our hands-on training programs teach you the practical skills, development issues, and cultural competencies necessary to successfully carry out collaborative community-driven projects.
You will be placed with partner organizations or with FSD communities that optimally match your interests, skills and objectives. These organizations and communities are directed by professional leaders who collaborate with you on your project work.
Rather than working and living as a group, you will have the opportunity to live with a host family and work with partner organizations or with FSD communities to ensure cultural immersion. Other accomodation options adre available for alternative preferences
We offer participants practical experience in applying sustainable development approaches to support locally managed grassroots groups and organizations working to improve the welfare of marginalized communities in Uganda. The ultimate goal is to support interns or volunteers as they learn how to achieve sustainable development objectives in a cross-cultural setting, while producing positive outcomes for local communities. You can choose an internship or volunteer opportunity that is either focused on implementing a Community based development project or Community based participatory research project.