Program Requirements

FSD's Programs are competitive and acceptance is based on the following criteria:

MINIMUM CRITERIA INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIPS/GAP YEAR PROCORPS VOLUNTEERING GLOBAL SERVICE TRIPS
Age     17+     24+ 17+    

Language

Intermediate Spanish speaking and comprehension for Latin America sites

Intermediate Spanish speaking and comprehension for Latin America sites

Two intermediate Spanish speakers per group for Latin America sites

Time Committment  9 weeks     10 days 10 days

Experience

Past academic course work or professional experience in fields related to FSD

Advanced knowledge and successful track record related to the sepcific skills and expertise listed in the position description

Past academic coursework or professional experience in fields related to FSD

COMPETITIVE CANDIDATES INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIPS/GAP YEAR PROCORPS VOLUNTEERING GLOBAL SERVICE TRIPS
Age             20+ 27+ 20+

Language

Advanced Spanish speaking and comprehension for Latin America sites

Advanced Spanish speaking and comprehension for Latin America sites

Four to Five intermediate to advanced Spanish speakers per group for Latin America sites

Time Committment    12+ weeks 2+ weeks 2+ weeks

Experience

Background demonstrating strong initiative and leadership, as well as the ability to work effectively in teams; Experience working successfully with people from a wide range of cultural and economic backgrounds

Background demonstrating strong initiative and leadership, as well as the ability to work effectively in teams; Experience working successfully with people from a wide range of cultural and economic backgrounds. *Prior experience in the country to which you are applying is preferred*

Group comprised of individuals with experience implementing grassroots projects in Africa, Asia, or Latin America

 Knowledge Basic understanding of grassroots development principles and approaches Thorough understanding of grassroots development principles and approaches Basic understanding of grassroots development principles and approaches

Abilities

Genuine respect, patience, and curiosity toward communities in developing countries; Acknowledgement that development is a process over time and acceptance that the impact of your work may be more humble than you originaly envision; Ability to sustain 40-hour work week for the duration of the Internship

Genuine respect, patience, and curiosity toward communities in developing countries; Acknowledgement that development is a process over time and acceptance that the impact of your work may be more humble than you originaly envision; Ability to sustain 40-hour work week for the duration of the Volunteer placement

Genuine respect, patience, and curiosity toward communities in developing countries; Group comprised of dedicated and hard working individuals with multifaceted skillsets; Ability to sustain a 40-hour work week for the duration of the program