Jan's Internship

Jan volunteer intern with Ama in Pokhara Nepal

My six week internship with the Mountain Trust was extremely valuable both personally and professionally. Professionally it gave me an opportunity to utilise the skills I had developed during my degree, seeing how things work on the ground and helping to crystallise my commitment to international development.

jan1As monitoring and evaluation intern I was in constant contact with community groups; so satisfying after one year spent theorising in a classroom. I was now fully exposed to the practice of development on the field, learning valuable lessons which were the perfect complement to a year of academic study.

Personally the experience in Nepal opened my eyes to an entirely new culture. The people, the scenery, the food, all these combined to paint a particularly impressive picture. Nepal surpassed all expectations. The warmth of the people, the richness of its nature and the sheer quantity of its momos surmounted to a sensory overload which I feel extremely lucky to have experienced.

jan2The Mountain Trust team were professional and considerate. I felt I was in very good hands from our first spell of communication. I can only encourage those currently debating with the idea of whether or not to get involved to do so and experience something of true value.


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