Rural Development Fund
Rural Development Fund
Rural Development Fund
An opportunity to have an intership in Kyrgyzstan
I have studied Anthropology
and Development Studies, so the chances are high that I’ll work for a NGO in the future.
Working for the RDF has
been a great way to gain
writing skills (like writing proposals), as a basis for
Anoeshka Gehring, 2010
Have you ever heard of Kyrgyzstan?!
Kyrgyzstan is a country in the midst of Asia with breathtaking landscapes, ancient nomadic history, soviet-time experience, open and hospitable people and many other attractions. Kyrgyzstan is not a big country by its size but it is in fact the great country due to its wonderfull cultural wealth based on ideas of goodness. People living in Kyrgyzstan are representatives of many nations. The Kyrgyz people are very friendly and who are still very proud of their traditions of hospitality and handicrafts.
Since 2006 RDF is carrying out an internship program. It provides local and external university students and recent graduates a remarkable opportunity to gain practical experience on developmental issues by participating in
implementation of specific projects in Kyrgyzstan. During their internship at RDF the interns acquaint themselves with the Fund's activities, take part in its current research and gather field data in rural communities. The internship program allows them to gain invaluable experience as well as adapt and brush up their university knowledge and skills.
The RDF internship was fantastic! The internship provided invaluable field research experience and legal
I appreciated the exposure to a variety of projects. This internship would be recommended for students
who are seeking a challenge and those who have a passion
for writing and land reform issues.
Mamie S. Brown, 2007
Rural Development Fund, a local, young and ambitious NGO, engaged in research, policy development and implementation of rural development projects, invites university students and post-graduates in economics/statistics or law to join its Internship Program comprising research and fieldwork. Join our program and have practical experience in real developmental issues discovering the beautiful country and people.
Main directions of the RDF's Internship Program:
- Economics, Business Planning and Marketing
- Natural Resource Management
- Traditional Knowledge
- Rural Institutional Development
- Legal Issues
- Gender Issues
- Community Foundation
Set of skills demanded to take part in the RDF's Internship Program:
- Excellent analytical and organizational skills
- Motivation to learn
- Good communication skills
- Willingness to travel to remote areas, ability to adapt to new settings and cope with stress
- Cultural sensitivity and respect for local customs
- Demonstrates ability to work as a team player
If you are interested in taking part in the RDF's Internship Program, please download application form and send us it completed.
The quality of the proposals will impact the availability of placement in the RDF's Internship Program.
Note: RDF does not provide financial support for interns - travelling expenses, daily expenses and accomodation.
The Internship Program's participants:
1. Mamie Brown, Seattle University School, USA (2006)
2. DeenaLedger, Seattle University School, USA (2007)
3. Nuria Dyikanbaeva, American University in Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan (2006)
4. Ilimbek Abdyldaev, American University in Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan (2008)
5. Nurgiza Kakisheva, Kyrgyz National University after J. Balasagyn, Kyrgyzstan (2008)
6. Nurjan Davletalieva, Kyrgyz National University after J. Balasagyn, Kyrgyzstan (2008)
7. Jyldyz Sarkelova, Kyrgyz National University after J. Balasagyn, Kyrgyzstan (2008)
8. Nino Rurua, International University in Kyrgyzstan, Kyrgyzstan (2008-2009)
9. Salome Rurua, International University in Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (2008-2009)
10. Kate Stefiuk, volunteer from New Jersey, USA (2009)
11. Richard Lathen Thompson, MBA student of University in Michigan, USA (2009)
12. Anoeshka Gehring, MA student of Radboud University in Nijmegen, Netherlands (2010)
13. Aijamal Bektenova, Kyrgyz National University, Kyrgyzstan (2010)
14. Song Kun Hwa, Hanguk University of Foreign Studies, South Korea (2011)
15. Will Romine, Emory University, School of Law, USA (2011)
16. Salavat Sulaimanov, Kyrgyz Russian Slavic University, Kyrgyzstan (2011)
17. Marlis Sarchaev, Peoples' Friendship University of Russia, Russia (2014)
18. Gauhar Sabyrova, Moscow State Linguistic University (2014)
19. Li Murphy, HARVARD UNIVERSITY, USA (2014)
20. Judith Maruschke, Martin Luther Uni-versity Halle/Wittenberg, Germany (2015)