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Foundation for Sustainable Development: International Internships

by Savannah Dix on March 5, 2013

The FSD International Internship Program offers 9-52 week placements at any FSD site with one of our 300 Community Partners. It’s an intense, immersive program for students and young professionals looking to gain international development experience and training.

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The program commonly acts as a catalyst for building a career in development, strengthening applications for graduate programs, or cultivating relationships with international communities and organizations. Internships run year-round, depending on your time schedule and the breadth of experience you wish to attain.

The structured program consists of several components that prepare and provide you with the support and guidance needed to implement successful projects in a sustainable manner. Your internship will involve home-stays, an on-site orientation, development training, grantwriting, and ultimately project implementation to ensure that the work makes a lasting impact on you and the community you serve.

Group Sessions/Midterm Retreat – You will meet bi-monthly with your group and FSD to share resources, develop project work, confront cultural issues, and process the internship experience. At the mid-point of your internship, you may participate in a group retreat that allows you to relax with your peers, remove yourself from the work, and travel outside of the community.

Project Report/Sustainability Plan – To summarize what you learned, accomplished, and experienced, you will submit a brief report for our project site and partner organizations. If you received a grant from FSD, you will explain how the grant was applied and detail the community/organizational resources to ensure project sustainability.

Programs are available year-round. Applications are now under review on a rolling basis for sessions beginning Late May, 2013 (C1) and early June, 2013 (C2). Regular deadline for C1 and C2 is April 1st, late application deadline is May 1st.


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