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Youth Development and Education Intern in Kenya

Locations

Kenya: Kakamega, Mombasa

Program Duration

1-2 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks, 3-6 Months, 7-12 Months

Term

Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter, Trimester, Academic Year, Throughout the year

Dates

See FSD Website

Intern Types

  • Administrative
  • Art & Fine Arts
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Counseling
  • Development
  • Education
  • Environmental Studies
  • Health Administration
  • Health Sciences
  • Horticulture
  • Human Resources
  • Humanities
  • International Relations
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology & Exercise Science
  • Labor & Industrial Relations
  • Liberal Arts
  • Library & Information Science
  • Linguistics
  • Marketing, Advertising, & PR
  • Mathematics
  • Media
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Administration & Government
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Sports
  • Statistics
  • Technology
  • Theater, Drama, & Dance
  • Tourism

Languages

  • English

Cost in US$:

Depends on Program Selected; See FSD Website

Cost Includes:

  • Emergency evacuation services
  • Excursions
  • Food
  • Housing
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • In-country staff support
  • Language instruction
  • Living stipend
  • Medical insurance
  • Pre-departure orientation/Training
  • Registration fees
  • Travel while in host country
  • Written materials abroad
  • Written materials pre-departure

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; 200 USD mini-grant; eligibility for additional project funding up to 500 USD, medical evacuation and limited health insurance; and pick-up from the airport.

Experience Required

no

Volunteer Types

  • Agriculture
  • Aids
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Business
  • Childcare & Children
  • Community Centers
  • Community Development
  • Computer Training
  • Conservation
  • Counseling
  • Drama
  • Drug & Alcohol Recovery
  • Eco-tourism
  • Education
  • English Teaching
  • Grassroots Organization
  • Health Education
  • Human Rights
  • Microfinance
  • Organic Farming
  • Orphans
  • Parks
  • Public Health
  • Recreation
  • Small Business Development
  • Social Work
  • Sports
  • Street Children
  • Teaching
  • Tree Planting
  • Volunteer Management
  • 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

18-75

This Program is open to

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

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Home-stays

Participants Travel

Independently

Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves

  • Letters of Reference
  • Phone/Video Interview
  • Resume
  • Written Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

1 months

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network