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CHF International

Description:

CHF International (formerly the Cooperative Housing Foundation) mission is to be a catalyst for long-lasting positive change in low- and moderate-income communities around the world, helping them improve their social, economic and environmental conditions. Our reputation is built on the strong relationships we have with the communities we serve—engaging and involving them throughout the development process through a unique methodology that keeps control and ownership in their hands.

Headquarters:

CHF International
8601 Georgia Avenue, Suite 800
Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA

Contact:

Tel: 301-587 4700
Fax: 301-587 7315
Email: mailbox@chfinternational.org

Offer:

  • Career employment
  • Internships (unpaid)
  • Volunteering

Categories:

Economic development; micro- & middle-market finance; global health; infrastructure & construction; urban development; civil society & municipal development; emergency response

Locations:

  • United States
  • Central & South America
  • Caribbean
  • Europe
  • Africa
  • Middle East
  • Asia
  • the Pacific

Other:

CHF International has numerous photos, videos, publications, and press releases detailing their work around the world. Check them out in their “Resource Library” found here: http://www.chfinternational.org/resourcelibrary

Foundation for Sustainable Development (FSD)

Description:

The Foundation for Sustainable Development (FSD) enhances the capacity of community organizations around the world to address local health, social, environmental, and economic issues. Our model incorporates four programs that support underserved communities in a collaborative and sustainable manner: capacity building; grant-making; international development training programs; and giving circles.

Headquarters:

Foundational for Sustainable Development
1000 Brannan Street, Suite 207
San Francisco, CA 94103, USA

Contact:

Tel: 415-283-4873
Email: info@fsdinternational.org

Offer:

  • Career employment
  • Internships (unpaid; run similar to a study abroad program with fees, housing, etc)
  • Volunteering
  • Service Learning

Categories:

Microfinance & microenterprise; health; youth development & education; gender equity; human rights; environmental sustainability; appropriate technology

Locations:

  • United States
  • Central & South America
  • Africa
  • Asia

Other:

FSD has a strong focus on working with local communities to build capacity from within. Read more about their approach at: http://www.fsdinternational.org/devsubject/intro

FSD has several opportunities to gain experience abroad in varying durations through internships, volunteering, and global service trips. Check out each one at: http://www.fsdinternational.org/trainingprograms

World Cocoa Foundation

Description:

The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) supports cocoa farmers and their families worldwide. WCF programs raise farmer incomes, encourage responsible, sustainable cocoa farming and strengthen communities. The WCF works through public-private partnerships that bring together donors, industry members, producing country governments, research institutes and non-governmental organizations to achieve its goals.

Headquarters:

World Cocoa Foundation
1411 K Street, NW Suite 1300
Washington, DC 20005

Contact:

Tel: 202-737-7870
Fax: 202-737-7832
Email: wcf@worldcocoa.org

Offer:

Categories:

Improved & equitable economic returns (productive farming practices; farm management through diversification; efficient & transparent value chain)

Healthy and thriving households and communities (national & international labor standards; safe farming practices; strong, effective farmer organizations)

Responsible, sound environmental stewardship (responsible soil & water use; biodiversity benefits & environmental assets are understood, respected, and valued; agrochemicals are used rationally and integrated pest management is implemented)

Research (germplasm & breeding; pest & disease control; farm models & socio-economic research)

Locations:

  • United States
  • Africa
  • South America
  • Asia
  • the Pacific