FSD Internships in Nicaragua

By Foundation for Sustainable Development (FSD)   Reviews (1)   100% Rating

As a country emerging from years fo civil war and economic turmoil, it is most of the poorest nations in the Western Hemisphere. Plagued by disease, malnutrition, deforestation, and many other issues, Nicaragua is a country desperate for help. To assist these communities, FSD's programs promote collaboration to enhance the capacity of individuals and organizations to address these pressing issues.

Locations
North America › Nicaragua
Compensation
N/A
Industry
Agriculture
International Business
Length
1-3 Months
3-6 Months
6-12 Months
1 Year+
Language
Spanish
Steps
Online Application
Phone / Skype Interview
Weekly Hours
0
Other Locations
Ciudad Sandino, Tola
Highlights
Our sites in Tola and Ciudad Sandino are rich in culture and surrounding by coffee fields. Although extremely poor, the communities are rich in spirit and benefit tremendously from the work that FSD interns provide.
FSD works with over 50 NGOs throughout Nicaragua to address a spectrum of development issues at the grassroots level. Our programs intend to catalyze the sustainable development opportunities in the region, and are great locations for more advanced partic
Rehabilitate at-risk youth who face negative familial and societal pressures, addiction, and violence; and lead special education workshops for preschool and primary school children who are deaf or suffer from developmental disabilities.
Gain grant writing and project management experience by practicing your new skills through the design and implementation of a community-driven development project in partnership with your host organization.
Preserve indigenous cultures by assisting the building and maintenance of a local museum to house artifacts found from nearby archaeological digs.
Starting Price
2000.00

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Program Reviews (1)

Leslie
Female
23 years old
San Francisco
University of California- Berkeley

Life-Changing Experience!

Overall 10

I was on the FSD trip to Nicaragua in November, 2013 as part of a company-sponsored pro bono program. We worked with a number of microfinance organizations in the area, delivering impactful projects over the course of 4 days. In addition, we had a lot of fun touring the city and FSD did an incredible job of ensuring our safety and managing all of the logistics. Most importantly, the staff was incredible! They were so friendly and I continue to stay in touch with them.

About The Provider

Founded in 1995, Foundation for Sustainable Development (FSD) works closely with small NGO's in project locations around the world to enhance the capacity of local communities, and address environmental conservation, healthcare, social and economic issues, and a variety of other issues. FSD operates in a collaborative manner with local communities by engaging in capacity building, grant writing, and international development programs. Visit the FSD website to learn more about how you can get involved.

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Staff Interviews