Friday, June 13, 2008

Sustainable Development Opportunities

This just in from the Foundation for Sustainable Development (FSD)

Intern or Volunteer abroad this fall with a local organization in Africa, Asia or Latin America. Gain development experience and build your resume toward an international career. Applications will be accepted through July 1st!!

COUNTRIES: *Argentina * Bolivia * Nicaragua * India * Kenya * Uganda*

DEVELOPMENT SUBJECTS: *Microenterprise/Microfinance * Environment * Appropriate Technology * Women's Empowerment * Human Rights * Health * Youth & Education * Community Development*

WHY FSD? Since 1995, FSD has been a leader in providing hands-on international development and cultural immersion experience to students and professionals of all ages. Our programs supply the building blocks for establishing international development careers, strengthening graduate school applications, fulfilling practicum requirements, and cultivating professional relationships. As a participant of one of FSD's international programs, you will receive:

*DEVELOPMENT TRAINING - Using an experiential approach, our local Site Teams provide you with the skills needed to become a development professional. On-site trainings address:

*Community Mapping and Partnership Building

*Needs Assessment Tools

*Legal and Cultural Frameworks and Local Approaches to Development

*How to write Effective Grant Proposals

*Project Monitoring and Evaluation

*Integrating Sustainability into Project Work

*Collaborative Project Design and Management

*DIRECT ENAGEMENT AND PROJECT EXPERIENCE - Interns and volunteers are placed individually with local organizations that optimally match their interests, skills, and objectives. These organizations are directed by community leaders who collaborate with interns and volunteers on project work that sustainably addresses local needs and activates community involvement.

*CULTURAL IMMERSION - Rather than working and living as a group, FSD interns and volunteers live individually with host families and work individually with partner organizations to ensure cultural immersion. Training, cultural activities, discussion groups, workshops, and retreats are done as a group to promote the exchange of resources and ideas.

* ALUMNI NETWORK - Upon completion of your program, you will have access to a large network of program alumni that, through FSD, share common experiences, values, and a willingness to help each other achieve their vocational goals.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED! Visit our website (

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