This internship was an amazing opportunity for me to learn and practice valuable professional skills like communication, grant writing, budgeting, and problem-solving. I learned so much about my own potential as a professional using my International Relations major in the field, and how to use my skills and experiences to help others. The community capacity building model of FSD teaches interns to give back by empowering others, and make communities stronger through teamwork and collective problem solving. The FSD team was very helpful in training us to do fieldwork, from practicing Luganda language skills to learning how to write a grant and create a work plan. I had an amazing host family, ate some of the best food I've ever experienced, and got to go on some once in a lifetime field trips to the source of the Nile River and Sipi Falls. I can't recommend this program enough for how much experience it gives interns.