Why Participate in a Virtual Internship

Engaging in a virtual internship opens you up to new learning opportunities in sustainable development while achieving positive community outcomes in Ugandan Communities. You will directly work virtually with grassroots communities in Uganda on a development sector of your choice. This will be an opportunity for you to develop an understanding of the unique approaches of grass-roots development in which the community is in control; and what qualities make a development project sustainable.

 





Community Impact

How It Works

Apply

Apply

Apply using the application form below. Once we receive your application, the FSD team schedules a Skype call with you. This is to help us get to know your interests and motives for applying.

Connect

Connect

Upon acceptance, you are connected with a host organization specialized in the development field of your interest. The process involves an introductory meeting with the community and orientation workshops.

Implement

Implement

With full time support from the FSD team, you will work hand in hand with the host organization to implement a project that sustainably meets the  organization goals and supports the local community while achieving your learning objectives.

Virtual Program Layout

STEP ONE – APPLICATION/ ACCEPTANCE:

STEP TWO – STUDENT-COMMUNITY MEETING

STEP THREE – INTRODUCTORY ORIENTATION WORKSHOPS

STEP FOUR – COMMUNITY ASSESSMENT/ASSET MAPPING TRAINING AND PRACTICE

STEP FIVE – PROJECT DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT

STEP SIX – PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION

STEP SEVEN – PROJECT REPORT AND PRESENTATION

STEP EIGHT - PROJECT EVALUATION

STEP NINE - PARTICIPANT VISITING THE PROJECT IN FUTURE (OPTIONAL)

Engage in FSD virtual internship 

Work with any of our community partner organizations in various development sectors and gain the training and experience you need to work in international development.

PROGRAM START DATES
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SUMMER FALL 1 FALL 2 FALL 3 WINTER
June 22, 2020 August 29, 2020 September 26, 2020 October 31, 2020 January 30, 2020
 
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The FSD virtual internship program fee is $700.  The fee covers all the in-country costs for the program, including the following items:
  • Seed funding for the community-based sustainable development project.
  • Introductory Orientation Workshops, training and virtual Student-Community Meetings/engagement.
  • Credit for mobile phone and mobile WIFI
  • Local transportation (FSD Staff movement between host organization and the development project)
  • In-country support from your FSD Uganda team 24/7

Select to work in the Development Sector of your choice

We offer participants practical experience of applying sustainable development approaches​ to support locally managed grassroot groups and organizations that are working to improve the welfare of marginalized communities in Uganda.
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Start your application here

We accept applications throughout the year. Once you have submitted your application, the FSD team will follow up shortly to set up a Skype call with you to share more information about the program, review your skills and interests, and discuss the work you might to support our grassroot communites virtually.
Please fill the required field.
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