- ISLAs programs give unparalleled opportunities to intrepid change-makers who are ready to follow their calling. Experience the joys and the challenges of deploying your capacities to help a community reach its full potential. Play a vital role in a gra
- ISLA internships are driven by needs identified by local, grassroots organizations. ISLA provides students, graduates, and professionals an opportunity to work shoulder to shoulder with a professional development team. Interns gain a wide-array of academi
- ISLA has developed specific positions tailored to the priorities of our local partners. We seek interns who have an interest in international development, but also those with background in finance, communications, business development and a variety of oth
- ISLA programs are, by design, light on "extra-curricular" activities in order to maximize the impact an intern can have in their host community, as well as the depth of professional experience a participant can attain. If you have the travel bug (as we do
ISLA has developed a rigorous health and safety protocol to ensure the security of our interns and staff. International development work is inherently unpredictable, and so our staff is prepared to contend with any scenario that might arise.
International Service Learning Alliance (ISLA) is the internship, volunteer and group project program of the Foundation for Community Development and Empowerment (FCDE). ISLA supports FCDE's community development work by placing, training and supporting individuals and groups who share our vision of creating positive impact in developing world communities.
What do you have to share?
Each one of us has unique experiences and an arsenal of skills that we’ve cultivated in our lifetime. If you’ve been breathing, interacting, socializing, building, working, playing and communicating in this complex world, you have built skills. Identifying and learning how to leverage your skills and experience into effective results is critical in today’s dynamic employment market. A well-structured and amply supported internship is a great opportunity to identify and actualize the assets that you have to share.
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Your program fees include: airport pickup upon arrival; a family home stay with daily breakfast and dinner provided; on-going in-country support from the FCDE site team and U.S. staff; medical evacuation and limited health insurance; and airport delivery upon departure.