RCDP-Nepal’s internship program in Nepal provides you the unique opportunity to have an international internship or practical work experience in the areas of health, education, social services and other subjects of your interest. If you are a student seeking academic credit or simply want to add experience and knowledge in your specified field through international internship, we provide you a meaningful and incredible option and opportunity. You will work side by side with local people and experience another culture like never before. You will have boundless learning opportunities that offer a deeper perspective of the culture and the global and the local issues. As a RCDP’s Internship participant, you will be placed in an internship related to your profession/interest while living with a warm and welcoming host family. It's a wonderful opportunity to immerse in local culture and and gain real world experience and knowledge.
Your placement is assigned according to your chosen area of focus, taking into account your skills and interests, the needs of the community, the duration of your program, your specific learning objectives and the services and support you can provide for your partner program. It is designed to provide a meaningful opportunity for you to work at the community level as well as a basis for building knowledge about your area of interest and achieving your learning objectives.
Internship programs are typically available for 2-12 weeks throughout the year. You may choose the dates of your program. Dates and duration are subject to availability, but RCDP will work with you to accommodate your needs. In order to get the most out of your internship position in Nepal, RCDP suggests you to take two week language and culture programs. The program will provide you with a necessary, comprehensive start in exploring the every day issues of Nepal. As an intern, you will stay with a host family who live near the project in which you are involved. Most of the time, the director of the project will help you to successfully complete your field report. In addition to living with a host family during the internship program, you will be supported by our partner organizations in the country. Participants will be given a Certificate of Completion at the end of the program, and most employers will be happy to write a letter of recommendation upon request. Previous experience in your area of study is highly recommended and previous foreign travel is desirable, but not required.
RCDP’s internship program in Nepal generally comprises and interns are placed in the following areas: