The Agriculture/Economic Development Intern will work with FSD community partner, Integrated Disabled Women Activities (IDIWA). While working and living in Jinja, Uganda, this intern will work with IDIWA's Economic Empowerment and Livelihood Project and provide microcredit support for improved agricultural productivity, value addition, and non-farm income generating activities of community women’s groups.
- Student studying agriculture, environmental science, or business
- Motivated to work in rural areas and among underserved populations
- Self-motivated, able to work independently and with little material resources
- Culturally respectful, wants to learn more than teach
- Curious, innovative, and quick learners
- Resilient, open-minded, and hard-working
- Creative and positive problem-solver, adaptable to challenging environments
- Genuinely interested in community development and integrating into the community
Interns will receive in-country orientation upon arrival facilitated by the FSD site team, which includes training in sustainable development principles, health and safety, cultural integration, and project management. After orientation, interns live with host families and work full-time at the organization Monday-Friday. In the first week at the organization, the intern will gain an understanding of ongoing initiatives and conduct field visits to learn about the communities they serve. The supervisor and intern will collaborate to develop a workplan and budget that focuses on a specific youth/environmental project that addresses the long-term needs of the community. FSD will facilitate reflections and a midterm retreat, as well as provide project planning support and collect deliverables.
- Environmental Education
- Environmental Science
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- 9 week minimum