Internship with communities in Nepal
Internship with communities in Nepal

Useful information

Start your career in education with us by participating in this humanitarian internship abroad in Nepal. Learn how to facilitate early childhood development outcomes, teach English, and support learning for students of all ages. You will have the opportunity to gain professional teaching experience with both children and adults. At the same time, you will contribute to global education goals by learning about the role of education in international development.

 

Master MEF
Licence adapted to the MEF master
PPPE
Bachelor's degree in political science
Bachelor's/Master's degree in solidarity and sustainable development
Engineering school (ISTOM)

IN SHORT

Pokhara

From
 4  
to
 20  
weeks

Intermediate English

Description of the program

Through this humanitarian internship abroad, you will have the opportunity to help both the teachers and the local communities with education. By developing real teaching skills, you will realise the importance of education in the development of each individual. Like all of our humanitarian internship programs, the project in Nepal allows you to gain university credits while making a positive and lasting impact on the local community.

stage à l'étranger humanitaire

Read more

Your first 12 weeks

During the first few weeks of your internship, you will focus on learning educational topics with the help of our staff. You will receive training in child protection, lesson planning and classroom management. Monday to Friday, you will work with local educators to facilitate learning in local elementary schools and in informal after-school groups. You will be able to lead conversational English workshops with local women.

All of your tasks will be focused on quality education, the fourth sustainable development goal set by the United Nations. You will also explore how achieving this goal contributes to the achievement of other UN Sustainable Development Goals, such as the first, poverty eradication, and the third, health and well-being.

Throughout the training phase of your Humanitarian Internship Abroad, you will live with other participants in family-style accommodation located in the lake district of Pokhara, with a panoramic view of Lake Phewa and the Annapurna peaks.

Interns tend to spend their evenings preparing for the next day's classes or studying a specific research topic. Weekends can be used to learn more about the Hindu and Buddhist traditions of Nepal, through visits to some of the many temples and monasteries in the region. You can also take a short trek to the Australian base camp or to the panoramic views of Sarangkot to admire the Himalayan landscape.

The assignment depends on the skills and profile of the participants. A telephone interview and an application (CV and cover letter) will determine the placement of the volunteers on educational projects ranging from childcare to the organisation of extracurricular activities and tutoring / assistance in schools for those with the most training.

 

Your work placement

After successfully completing your initial training phase, you will begin the work placement portion of your internship. As a member of our team, you will gain experience in the field of international development and education. You will have the opportunity to work with other staff members to plan and manage our ongoing educational projects with local partners. You will be able to plan classes and lead groups of volunteers. Your internship may also involve implementing your own project as part of our sustainable development work in the region.

 

This project is one of our 'academic' internships:

It includes a more in-depth follow-up with a theoretical part that adds to the practical experience in the field. In addition to receiving the necessary ECTS credits to validate your year, at the end of the program you will obtain an international certification recognised and delivered by the University of Richmond, in the United States. You will have two online course modules to complete before the field mission, to prepare you for the project. During but also after the internship, you will benefit from professional support: a specialised internship supervisor will monitor your work and give you a final evaluation, and you will benefit from access to a portal of job offers in NGOs as well as a recommendation from your internship supervisor on LinkedIn.

 

Take a closer look at the specifics of this internship as an academic program, and sign up to start a sustainable career via an accredited internship!

 

Life on base:

Internationally known as the gateway to the Himalayas, the highest mountain range in the world, Pokhara is popular with trekkers, paragliders, kayakers and other adventure seekers. Built around Lake Phewa, surrounded by snow-capped mountain peaks, the city offers a unique blend of natural beauty and urban convenience. Our base in Pokhara is located in the lake district, which is lined with excellent restaurants serving local and international Nepali cuisine, as well as tiny stalls selling unique local handicrafts such as intricately patterned pashmina shawls and brightly coloured Buddhist thangka paintings. On a clear day, you will have the chance to see the Annapurna Range from your accommodation on this humanitarian internship abroad.

Host organization

Our partner is a member of the United Nations International Commission on Sustainable Tourism. All its initiatives and volunteer projects are led by experts.
Read more

The projects are also in collaboration with the local population and national governments. All projects follow medium and long term objectives defined with local partners and respecting the United Nations sustainable development goals.

As a non-profit organisation, our volunteer projects are completely transparent. Participants' contributions are used to cover project planning (reconnaissance, team recruitment and logistical support), direct field costs (transportation, lodging, staff meals) and finally to support the project itself. Without the physical and financial help of the volunteers, this project would not have been possible.

Certificates

Strong points

Teaching experience
Understanding of sustainable development
United Nations Sustainable Development Goal
Integrate into a multicultural team
Discover a new culture