Internships with Engagement for Life
EFS intern in Ethiopia. Photo: Alma Åkesson
Several of our member organisations offer internships with their partners in countries such as Iraq, India and Ethiopia.
Internships are important for increasing knowledge and commitment to international development cooperation and the global goals in Agenda 2030. They give young people an opportunity to experience our network and make contacts for life. this engagement also strengthens the ties between civil society in Sweden and other countries.
No New Internships Planned After 2022
We have facilitated internships for many years. Through support from the University and College Council on Sida’s behalf, we have been able to cover costs for interns travelling to our member organisations partners. However, as of 2023, Sida is investigating other forms for this support. Therefore, we do not yet know when we can open for new applications again.
In 2022, about 20 young people from EFS, EFK, PMU and LM International are doing internships in the Philippines, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Eswatini, Paraguay, Cambodia, Mongolia, Zambia, Thailand, Ethiopia, Iraq, India , Palestine and Serbia and Mozambique.
Distributing Funds for Development Cooperation
Through our network, we distribute funds for development cooperation all over the world. We have a strategic partnership with Sida whereby our member organisations and their local partners can apply for funding from the Swedish government’s budget for international development cooperation.
Climate Hope for Future Generations
In our international work, we meet many of the people who are ultimately affected by climate change. We are inspired by their ideas and resilience. We work to give them influence on decisions made about the climate at an international level. And we believe that religion can be a key that mobilizes and motivates more people to participate in the green transition.