A Bond Beyond Borders

Short Term International Development Internship in Nepal

Start your international development career in Nepal.

Durations:  4 - 12 weeks

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Learn how the latest sustainable development theories are used to create lasting impact in Nepal’s community of Pokhara. Contribute toward several of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and gain the experience necessary to set up new development initiatives and manage existing projects.

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Program overview

Thinking about pursuing a career in international development? This internship is designed to give you a comprehensive understanding of how development projects are run by international organisations in local contexts. Learn how ethical principles and best practices are implemented when establishing and operating projects in the field. Work with GVI staff to conduct surveys of local communities, collaborate with local partners, measure the ability of ongoing projects to meet set objectives, and lead a volunteer team. 

Contribute directly to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals #3 Health and Well-Being, #4, Quality Education, and #5, Gender Equality, and indirectly to some of the other 17 official goals. Deliver preventative health workshops, help children achieve development goals, help young students and adults improve their literacy and numeracy skills, and facilitate professional development workshops for women.  

On the weekends and in the evenings, explore the surrounding area of Pokhara, visiting Hindu and Buddist temples, learning about Nepali spiritual traditions, and sample the local cuisine like dal bhat, lentil curry, and momos, a type of dumpling. You can also book a trek through the Himalayas either before or after you have completed your internship. 

Highlights

  • Gain work experience in international sustainable development. 
  • Immerse yourself in a range of Nepali cultural traditions. 
  • Immerse yourself in Nepali culture at our homestay-style accommodation on the edge of Pokhara’s Lake Phewa.
  • Experience the natural beauty of Nepal while trekking or paragliding.

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