Please review the general description of the service learning areas below as you will need to provide your top 3 choices on your SCU - FIE Administration Form. Please download the FIE Guide to Internship Areas for specific industry descriptions, specific areas and opportunities, required skill sets, realities of the industry, and links to some of the actual companies or organizations used. You also need to download and review the FIE Internship Handbook which provides helpful tips in putting together your UK-formatted resume, statement of purpose, procedures, etc.
Charities focusing on both national and international refugee issues, from providing advice and support to implementing community projects.
Not-for-profit agencies who provide help for the homeless through accommodation, information centers, and outreach programs, with emphasis on at-risk populations such as domestic violence victims, under 21’s and those suffering from mental illness.
A variety of London museums, theaters and galleries that tackle contemporary issues and social history through performing arts, events and exhibitions.
Community groups dedicated to empowering women by promoting women’s status in the community as well as committing to such causes as domestic violence, homelessness and family planning.
Charities and organizations targeting the effects of poverty and humanitarian concerns in the UK and internationally.
Environmental and Sustainability Issues
Organizations promoting sustainability and environmental awareness through community action, awareness campaigns and research/projects that influence policy and practice from the local to the global.
Substance Abuse and Addiction
Organizations and drop-in centers established to provide confidential advice, support and counseling to those affected by drugs and alcohol.
Charities dedicated to promoting understanding and raising funds for mental health, as well as established help lines and centers providing information for those suffering from any degree of mental illness.
Disability Rights and Issues
Disability charities ranging from those whose primary task is raising awareness through events and fundraising, to those providing a more direct care role helping to improve the quality of life and independence of disabled individuals, to research institutions investigating the outcomes of disability.
Gay and Lesbian Issues
Not-for-profit groups offering information or help lines that provide advocacy, advice and counseling, as well as organizations who promote awareness, sexual health and equality in the community.
Ethnic, Racial and Religious Diversity Issues
Community groups that promote understanding and tolerance among people of different backgrounds, faiths and cultures through social activities, community action and fundraising and awareness campaigns.
Human Rights and Conflict Resolution
Organizations concerned with justice and equality for all, providing legal advice, peace awareness and mediation. Education Public and private schools, educational departments of companies and independent educational organizations that aim to provide equal opportunities in education for people of all ages.
Youth and Children’s Issues
Charities and research institutions focusing on children’s rights, educational needs, health and welfare, and covering issues such as homelessness, adoption, disability, domestic violence, poverty and legal matters.
Organizations dedicated to supporting social entrepreneurship, educating and policing communities, as well as training and developing businesses in need of economic and financial regeneration.
Prisoner Welfare and Crime Reduction
Not-for-profit groups promoting social welfare for prisoners and their families, as well as governmental councils and independent groups providing research and community awareness in crime reduction.