FSD Jinja-Uganda Community -Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Internships allow participants to engage with our community partners in researching local issues and developing potential solutions. Research Internships have a strong emphasis on community participation where researchers work side by side with community members. The research question is defined and the research  findings are analyzed together with the community.   The aim of CBPR is to increase knowledge and understanding of a given phenomenon in the community and integrate the knowledge gained with interventions, policy and social change to improve the health and quality of life of community members. The CBPR internships provide participants  with practical skills and experience of doing community based research.  

These are the existing Community based Research opportunities by sectors

FSD Jinja-Uganda Community Based Development Internships allow participants to engage with the community in bringing about beneficial change or added value to the community.  It is a process of initiating, planning, executing and managing resources to achieve specific Community priority and meet specific success criteria at the specified time. The FSD program facilitates both Volunteer/intern students and communities to implement sustainable development projects and programs using tested development approaches and methodologies.  By the end of the program, there are significant community outcomes while students gain invaluable skills in doing sustainable development work.

These are the existing Community Based Development opportunities by sectors

Group service Trip project GST brings groups together to collaborate with community development organizations to address pressing development issues. GST Groups are highly immersed in the culture as they work alongside local leaders and live with host-families.

The projects are structured as short-term, high impact opportunities. In order to ensure a productive and mutually beneficial experience, FSD Jinja-Uganda provides intensive coordination both before and during the program. For GST, project design begins before the group arrives in country. FSD Jinja-Uganda staff team collaborates with the organization to develop a project that can benefit from the skills and interests of the group. The itinerary and logistics are arranged and agreed upon prior to the group’s arrival with input from community members and group participants. At the same time, these projects include a certain amount of flexibility to allow for creative problem solving and skills application that is unique to each group.

Service Learning projects are a customizable option for student-led alternative breaks, faculty-led initiatives, corporate employee service initiatives or even groups of friends and families. We recommend groups of six or more in order to have an effective impact in a short amount of time. The projects customized for each group so they vary in length, size, and development issue. What they all have in common is they combine outside ideas and skills of the group with local knowledge and resources from the community. For smaller groups who want to spend at least 4 weeks in country, check out our Group Engage program

GST Project opportunity sectors

About FSD

FSD Jinja-Uganda provides opportunities for students and professionals to engage in structured community development work. The programs are designed to help build careers while having lasting impact on the people in the community which is served

Contact Us

Phone: +256-772989971


We are Social