The Nepal NGO Internships programme enables students, graduates, professionals, and those beginning their careers, to work with some of the most respected and forward-thinking International and local Non-Governmental Organisations in Nepal. Using our large network of partner organisations we have developed a unique range of internship placements in many subject areas.
Nepal NGO Internships
The Nepal NGO Internships programme enables students, graduates, professionals, and those beginning their careers, to work with some of the most prestigious and forward-thinking International and local Non-Governmental Organisations in Nepal. Using our extensive network of partner organisations we have developed a unique range of internship placements in many subject areas.
Timeframe: Placements are available all year round and we welcome applications at any time. Placements last a minimum of 1 month with no upper maximum.
Placements: Human Rights, Law, Gender, Press Freedom, Animal Rights, Transparency, Journalism, Conflict Resolution, Youth Political Engagement, Minority Rights and other areas. See here for more details.
Workload: Interns work from 3-6 days per week depending on placement. Work can include primary research, literature reviews, website maintenance, attending official events, report-writing, field work, and so on.
Locations: All placements are either in Kathmandu or Pokhara.
Accommodation: Interns are helped to find accommodation by the Mountain Trust staff. There are a limited number of homestay opportunities available for interns but these tend to be booked quickly. Hotel accommodation is affordable and easy to find.
Travel: Travel to and from your placement will be either by taxi or public transport. Most placements are in Pokhara or Kathmandu. You will find Pokhara easier to get around than Kathmandu. Travel is inexpensive.
Support: The Mountain Trust facilitates the placement, provides emergency backup, an airport pickup, and logistical support for interns.
Costs: We ask only for a £100 deposit and a commitment to fundraise. All costs in Nepal are met by participants themselves (apart from the free support). See our FAQs for an idea about how to budget.
Building skills and experience or beginning a career in development is hard. We offer a uniquely simple and easy way to get involved with internationally renowned organisations working in Nepal for relatively short internship placements. All you need to do is to fill out the application form and we will suggest a relevant placement in Nepal for you, taking into account your skills, experience, academic background, and interests.
Once you have applied we will contact you within 24 hours to give you details of the placements available to suit your profile and interests. We have years of experience designing placements. Please take a look at the experiences of past interns on the Updates page.
Unlike other organisations that offer internships and voluntary placements in Nepal and elsewhere, The Mountain Trust does not charge a large fee. Instead we ask for a non-returnable deposit (£100) to contribute towards costs and a minimum fundraising commitment of £450. Fundraising is usually done through justgiving.com. Participants can choose to pay the £450 outright if they wish. In exceptional circumstances the Trustees may consider returning your deposit. If you have any questions please take a look at the FAQs or contact us.