3. Personal/Professional Background
a) Skills and Experience
b) Knowledge of Bangla
Knowledge of Bangla is useful, though not necessarily critical.
Do you have any knowledge of Bangla?
If yes, please state your level of proficiency:
c) What concerns or questions do you have about living and working in Bangladesh?
Internship/volunteer placements involve working and living in rural Bangladesh, where facilities
including access to power, hot water, internet, heat or air conditioning, etc. are limited and it may
be hot, rainy and humid. Interns will be expected in most cases to share accommodations and eat
locally available food. They will be expected to dress and behave in a locally culturally appropriate
and respectful manner and be mindful of their personal security at all times.
If you have any medical or other conditions that might affect your ability to spend time in the field
during your internship placement, please describe these below:
Do you have any dietary restrictions?
d) Medical Information
Do you have any allergies?
If you are placed in an FCAB internship you must attest that you are medically sound to travel and
work in Bangladesh and that you are aware of and will have met the necessary medical
precautions, including vaccines, and will bring any required medications, etc. You may get an idea
of health precautions at:
All successful applicants are responsible for meeting all necessary travel authorization
requirements to travel to and intern in Bangladesh. Please check with the Embassy of Bangladesh
in Washington DC at www.bdembassyusa.org. They should also seek out travel warning
information from their respective relevant government agency.
FCAB bears no legal, financial or other liability for any accidents, violations of local or
international law or other incidents suffered or perpetrated by FCAB interns during their FCAB
internships or stay in Bangladesh. It is the responsibility of each intern to be aware of and comply
with all local laws and to carry the necessary travel, health and liability insurance during their stay
in Bangladesh. They must exercise caution and abide by customs to ensure their personal security.
FCAB interns are expected to bear all costs and expenses related to their internships and stay in
Bangladesh. FCAB may help them find lodging, travel and other logistical support but it is not
obligated to do so. Interns must fund their own costs and a portion of the FCAB operations costs
necessary to support their internships such as the cost of translators, program support, etc.
Interns may not take pictures of FCAB community beneficiaries/partners/employees, etc. without
first seeking their permission nor use them for commercial or personal purposes without informing
FCAB and compensating the subjects as appropriate.
Any and all materials created out of this internship shall belong to FCAB and no data or materials
created may be used or shared with the public or otherwise published or used commercially
without explicit permission to protect the privacy of our beneficiaries and for our organizational
Interns may not disseminate any data, particularly beneficiary health or demographic data,
program information or other proprietary information gained from their access to FCAB
document or materials, field operations, FCAB database, etc. without seeking and receiving
written permission for any such use or dissemination.
Interns will share with FCAB any publications, reports or pictures/materials resulting from their internships which FCAB may, with intern's permission and knowledge, use and disseminate as appropriate such as through its website.
*All accepted interns must provide evidence of health insurance during orientation