Sustainable Development Internships in Uganda


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New Heights, New Sights

Today marks two weeks and five days since I landed in Entebbe Airport to become the new International Program Coordinator at Foundation for Community Development and Empowerment (FCDE), the parent organization of isla, in Rukungiri District, Uganda. Traveling to a new place always excites me about things unknown and the Pearl of Africa doesn’t disappoint.

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25 Signs an isla Internship is Right for You

On the fence about committing yourself to an internship abroad? You may be just the person we’re looking for! Keep reading and see if we’re the right fit!

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A Leader to Many

Esther Kabugho

“Education empowers a woman; I am empowered and living a better life” As one of Esther’s favorite quotes, it illustrates the importance that education has played in her life and her successes. Continue reading “A Leader to Many”

Make a Lasting Impact!

Now, think to yourself – Could this  be me in Uganda?! Do you want to make a change in people’s lives and empower youth? Or if you are an Environment specialist, isla will match you to an environmental organization where you will work side-by-side working to mitigate climate change in rural communities. Another example, is a position as a small business development intern working with our local partner and enabling the creation of a marketing plan for a food security organization.


isla provides career-launching internships that are not for everyone. They are for students who have grit. For students who want to live in a rural setting and make a life-changing impact. You will live with a host family who will take you and guide you on your journey of becoming part of their family and part of the community.

Make an impact and become an isla intern!

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Need a scholarship? Scholarships available for winter or spring start dates.

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