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Internship and Volunteer Opportunities in Kenya


Kenya: Kakamega, Mombasa

Program Duration

5-8 Week, 9-12 Week, 7-12 Month


Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter, May Term


Internship Requirements:
- 17+ years old
- Intermediate Spanish speaking and comprehension for Latin American locations
- 9-week minimum commitment

To be a Competitive Applicant:
- Working towards or having completed a Bachelors Degree
- Educational background in Finance, Business, Economics, International Development, or related field
- 9+ week commitment to working in host community
- Past work, volunteer, or field experience abroad
- Basic understanding of grassroots development and experience with cultural and economic diversity

Intern Types

  • Agriculture
  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction
  • Development
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance
  • Food Science & Nutrition
  • Human Rights
  • Humanities
  • International Relations
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Sustainable Development
  • Technology
  • Tourism


  • English

Cost in US$:

USD 4,995 - USD 8,280+, varies by duration

Program Fees Include:

Your contribution fee covers all program costs (excluding airfare) and is 100% tax deductible for U.S. residents.

Included in the fee is: a one-week orientation; family homestay will all meals provided; language lessons (not available in Latin America); development trainings and workshops; group sessions; midterm retreat (9+ weeks only); final debriefing session; on-going in-country support from FSD site team and U.S. staff; USD 200 mini-grant; eligibility for additional project funding up to USD 500, medical evacuation and limited health insurance; and pick-up from the airport.



Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Agriculture
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Business
  • Community Development
  • Computer Training
  • Conservation
  • Eco-tourism
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Gender Issues
  • Grassroots Organization
  • Health
  • Health Care
  • Health Education
  • Human Rights
  • Legal Aide
  • Microfinance
  • Nutrition
  • Organic Farming
  • Public Health
  • Small Business Development
  • Social Work
  • Teaching
  • Tourism
  • Trail Building
  • Tree Planting
  • Volunteer Management
  • Water Projects
  • Women
  • Youth
  • Youth Development

Typical Volunteer

FSD supports participants who boldly wish to initiate the change they believe is necessary in the developing world. Interns are passionate about sharing their practical knowledge, heart-felt enthusiasm, and economic resources with communities abroad that suffer unnecessary hardship. They wish to gain hands-on, grassroots development experience because they believe change is most powerfully cultivated on a community level. The aim is to experientially learn how their work can empower the community toward applying sustainable development solutions, rather than increasing reliance on foreign aid. Participants choose FSD because the program structure enables them to design and implement their own sustainable projects in collaboration with their host organization and the FSD Site Team. They are able to test their ideas and theories in the most direct way possible, giving them the experience and knowledge they seek. The flexibility of the host organizations allows for participants at all stages and levels of experience in international development to participate, thus opening the programs to a diverse group of capable applicants.

Age Range


This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Home-stays

Application Process Involves

  • In-Person Interview when Feasible
  • Resume
  • Online Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

1 months

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network