Intern Abroad Application

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Fund your FSD experience: explore our Funding Resources Guide to learn more about the numerous scholarships, grants, and fundraising activities that can fully fund or subsidize your program fees.

Before beginning your application, please read the following instructions carefully. If you have questions, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions page. And do not hesitate to contact us at (415) 283-4873, ext 205. You can also email us at info@fsdinternational.org. After you have submitted your application you will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours. We typically announce acceptance status within 14 days of your submission.

Thank you for your interest in FSD. We look forward to reviewing your application!


The estimated time required to complete this application is 30 minutes. It is not possible to save your work, therefore we recommend downloading this worksheet to fill out the required sections, and then copy and paste them into the appropriate fields in the online form below.

You will need the following to complete the application:

  • Email account University and work email accounts will sometimes not allow large attachments, so please use a free, web-based email account (i.e. gmail, hotmail) for all FSD correspondence.

  • Skype ID As part of the application process, the Site Team in your host country will conduct a personal interview using Skype. If you don't have a Skype account you can sign up for one for free at skype.com.

  • Passport If you do not currently have a passport you may still apply for our program. Please be sure to submit a passport application as soon as possible—at least 10 weeks prior to travel to allow for processing and visa application time—and submit your passport number to FSD when you receive it.

  • Plain text resume. After you submit your application your resume will be exported to our database, so please submit it in a style that is readable when it's left-aligned. If you are applying to one of our Latin America programs you must submit your resume in Spanish.

  • Nonrefundable application fee of $50. You will receive instructions on how to submit your payment online or by check after you click "Submit" at the end of this form.


1. Contact Information

No school or work accounts as they often don't allow the sending of large attachments. Please use a free web-based service (i.e. gmail, hotmail) for FSD correspondance.
For non-US numbers, please include country code and full phone number.
For non-US numbers, please include country code and full phone number.
As part of the application process, the Site Team in your host country will conduct a personal interview using Skype. If you don't have a Skype account you can sign up for one for free at skype.com.

2. Current Address

3. Permanent Address

4. Personal Information

(mm/dd/yyyy)
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5. How Did You Hear About FSD?

6. Program Preferences

Before selecting a Program Type, please carefully read the program requirements.

First Preference

Second Preference

Third Preference

7. Placement Interests

8. Education

Undergraduate

Graduate

Other Education

9. Language Skills

10. Experience

To ensure that the Foundation for Sustainable Development is able to protect the health and safety of its interns and volunteers overseas, FSD requires that an applicant have the physical and mental capacity, with or without a medical accommodation, to perform the essential functions of an intern for the full length of commitment without unreasonable disruption due to health problems. Because of the nature of the countries in which FSD serves, the scope of medical care available in those countries, and the conditions under which interns live and work, FSD may not be able to accommodate certain medical or psychiatric

Stable conditions as well as medication regimen (both medical and psychiatric) can be appropriate for FSD interns and are considered during the application evaluation. Recent changes in these conditions or medication regimens are evaluated on an individual basis and may require a period of proven stability prior to FSD internship.

11. Emergency Information

Primary Emergency Contact

Secondary Emergency Contact

12. Funding Information