Choosing an Internship or Volunteer abroad with FSD is a sure benefit to your professional development career

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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

Our Work

Our work provides learning opportunities for professionals and students by sustainably impacting grassroots communities. This experience provides building blocks for international development careers, strengthens graduate school applications, fulfils practicum requirements, and cultivates professional relationships.

Our Programs

You can participate in any of our programs and sustainably transform community livelihoods in Uganda. Our programs are tailored to enable participants to gain hands-on experience in international development as well as full immersion into Ugandan culture

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Volunteer and Internship

FSD's Volunteer and internship programs enable students and professionals the opportunity to design or support projects that reflect the host communities' priorities together with local grassroots leaders. Participants implement projects within various development sectors, suited to their interests and learning objectives
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Community Mobilization & Empowerment

The Community Mobilization & Empowerment program aims to strengthen a grassroots community group’s ability to identify their development priorities and sustainably utilize their resources with the aim of stimulating development for self-reliance.

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Our Program Development Sectors

You can choose to work  from any of the development Sector that suits your development interests



Women empowerment


Human rights




Youth development




ICT & Digital Innovation


How to Join the Program


You start by applying to any of our programs that meet your interests

Application Review

After you have submitted your application, the FSD team will respond with feedback about your program placement


We later schedule an interview to clarify goals and aspirations


Upon acceptance, you are allocated a host organization or an FSD supported project in the community

Alumni Experiences

Partner With Us 

We partner with local and international development agencies and learning institutions to ensure that our participants acquire experiences that will enable them to build careers in international development while creating a lasting impact on Ugandan communities. We welcome all development partners who are willing to join efforts to empower underserved communities with sustainable solutions while training future leaders in grassroots development strategies.