Mountain Resiliency: Social Enterprise Internship in Nepal
NOTE: This internship is based out of Kathmandu, Nepal. For remote internship opportunities, please contact mountainresiliency@gmail.com

Mountain Resiliency is working to create stronger communities from within to combat the already apparent impacts of climate change. Our internship program is for individuals who believe in our mission and will lead us with to seek solutions to build resilient communities.

Our internship is different from other summer programs; we are interested in self-starter interns who can lead and follow through small projects that create social and environmental value. It is designed to incubate social innovation within our organization. We offer a wide variety of capacity-building programs ranging from hands-on workshops to individualized mentoring sessions. Interns will have the opportunity to travel to our field locations to conduct ethnographic research and prototype ideas. Be prepared to spend a lot of time outdoors!

This year we are tackling three main issues:
1) Energy Poverty in remote, high-altitude areas
2) Sustainable agriculture in Tibetan refugee camps
3) Tibetan refugee women's economic empowerment

Our interns leave with tangible skills and newly learned strategies to lead projects and create change in the most effective way possible. Past projects include mushroom farming project for 150 students and peer health exchange for 200 refugee women. We have also build on past interns' projects with grants, investment and free consulting sessions.

We only accept a few number of interns for the summer program. We keep our numbers low to maximize the summer program experience for ourselves and our interns. Interns do not have to be currently enrolled in school.

2017 summer internship program is from mid May 22nd to July 28. Our internship dates are flexible but we do require 10 weeks total, 35 hours per week. Our internship programming is customizable to each intern.

We looking for individuals with:

- creativity and entrepreneurial energy
- ability to navigate an ambiguous setting
- experience working in international, rural setting
- willingness to ideate, prototype and relearn
- want to have lots of fun in the process
- past experience with failure
- variety of tech and people skills

Unfortunately, this is not a paid internship, we highly encourage our interns to seek summer funding from their university for a stipend. We also ask for a small non-refundable deposit of $250, which will cover all Mountain Resiliency related in-country road travel and tea/snacks at the office. We are happy to write any letter to help support your funding application from outside sources.
We will help our interns with subsidized housing options.

We strongly believe in the power of community, mountains and fun! Mountain Resiliency is lucky to call the greater Kathmandu Valley area our home. Our interns will have the opportunity to explore one of Asia's most beautiful cities with the fusion of Tibetan and Nepali cultures. Throughout the internship, interns have the opportunity to explore the Himalayas with several Mountain Resiliency staff members.

Timeline:

Applications accepted (on rolling basis): DEADLINE March 1, 2017 (for summer internship)
Interviews ( on rolling basis): January - March 15, 2017
Internship: May 22, 2017 to July 28, 2017 (customizable)


For more information or questions, please contact us at mountainresiliency@gmail.com

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