My Nonprofit Reviews
Karla Gina P.
Review for Foundation for Sustainable Development, Oakland, CA, USA
In the short time I have been interning with FSD, I have come to value the authenticity of this nonprofit. FSD stands true to its mission to work with local community partners to influence capacity building and ownership. The organization is intentional about selecting students and professionals alike to live, work, and learn with communities across the globe. Compared to other international internship and study abroad programs, FSD approaches the experience in a holistic way. The staff works closely with students, university partners, and FSD international site teams to ensure that students are well prepared with the skills and knowledge for their international development experience. Pre-departure training, onsite mid-service workshops, and post-program reflections guarantee a truly well-rounded service for student interns.
Thanks to the first-hand experience gained onsite (in Africa,Latin America, and Asia), many FSD alumni are influenced to pursue professional training and work in both community and international development.
I'm so pleased to work formally with a nonprofit that is so thoughtful and intentional about its approach to development. Thank you FSD for helping me gain the skills and experience of working in international exchange programming and merging it with my appreciation for international and community development!