- Orphanage Project
- English Teaching (Schools)
- Medical / Health Project
- Teaching Buddhist Monks
- Conservation Project
- Photo Journalism
- Dates and Fees
- Internships Vs. Volunteer
- Food and Accommodations
- Field Support and Supervision
- Academic Credit
- Free time
- How can I apply?
- Why intern with Global Crossroads?
Internship In Nepal
Are you tired of the same daily routine? Do you want to advance your professional skills through an experience in cultural immersion? Have you thought about joining an internship in Nepal that will allow you to grow while adventuring through mountainous landscapes and rich culture?
Interning in Nepal is an amazing idea because you will gain so much more than just a work experience. Nepal is famous for its world-class high peaks in the Himalayan mountains, beautiful landscapes abundant in flora and fauna, and historically significant temples indicative of the country’s diverse culture. Traveling here will encourage both your professional and personal growth; you will become more independent, proactive, and flexible when you’re pushed outside of your comfort zone in this fascinating country.
Embarking on this incredible internship is a great opportunity. Whether you intern with an orphanage, assists doctors in our medical programs, care of elephants through conservation work, explore the Buddhist religion by teaching young monks English, contribute to photojournalism efforts, or teach English in schools – an internship like this will change your life! Not to mention that while you advance your skillset, you’ll also be making a major impact on less fortunate countries and communities.
To learn more about our Nepal internship programs, Global Crossroads invites you to browse through project options below. Once you’ve found something that looks like a good fit send us an email and we will guide you through the rest of your journey.
Popular Internship Opportunities in Nepal
Global Crossroads offers an amazing variety of internship opportunities with many projectsto match your needs and interests. Here are a few of our most popular:
Being an underdeveloped country, Nepal is facing many obstacles that directly hinder its growth and progress. With poverty, illiteracy and political instability, there are hundreds of children sleeping in the streets and begging for food.
There is no immediate action from the government or private firms to relocate these children and ensure a bright future. Through this incredible project, Global Crossroads partners with 8 local orphanages in Nepal where you can help these children hope for a brighter future and realize their true potential.
When you care for children in this Nepal internship opportunity, you will perform tasks such as administrative affairs or teaching activities. Administrative works include assisting the coordinators or supervisors, helping the staffs in cleaning and cooking, maintaining cleanliness in the premises and documentations. Interns can also teach English and other basic subjects to these children.
Apart from the books, interns can also conduct training and teach them skills on strength, creativity, language and logical reasoning. Interns can assist the children in their homework and school related assignments. Interns can arrange for extracurricular activities such as dance, music, poetry, painting, arts and crafts and sports.
This is an incredibly unique opportunity for you to acquire a first-class internship experience in Nepal. The internship will help the interns' gain a perspective on how desperate and needy are these children for opportunities and exposure. Helping these children with English and other subjects can flourish and prepare them for success ahead. You can be a part of this wonderful journey by enrolling in our internship projects. Apart from this, you will be awestruck by the spectacular beauty of the country and its authenticity.
There are no skills and qualifications required for this internship in Nepal. Interns are expected to have a kind heart towards children and should know ways to deal and interact with them. It is important that the interns possess a loving, caring and flexible nature.
If you are interested in volunteer programs, we also offer rewarding orphanage volunteer program in Nepal.
Poverty prevails in Nepal, and unfortunately half of the population remains under the line of illiteracy. English teaching is expensive hence is only available to the privileged. The children of poor and farmers cannot afford to send their schools to private institutions. Public schools do not have English included in the curricula or run short of enough resources and manpower. Your visit to Nepal as an intern can make their dreams come true.
Interns can assist the local teacher or be an independent teacher depending upon the confidence and experience in teaching. In Nepal, the schools follow a fixed curriculum where English is taught by one primary teacher.
So you will have to follow the same course books. Interns basically will have to work for public or private schools and teach conversational English to these children of 6-13 age groups. Interns can help these children read, write and speak English.
The Nepal teaching internship program allows you to engage the children in dance, music, art, poetry and other extracurricular activities. Interns can also help the schools with administrative activities required for proper functioning. This internship can also help you learn and hone your teaching skills should you wish to pursue their career in teaching.
This practical experience gives a real picture on diverse classroom dynamics. Plus, helping these children realize their potential for a bright future boosts your resume and gives a wonderful kick start to your career. What else would be interesting to have enjoyed in the land of mountains relishing the beauty and saving children's lives both at the same time.
There are no particular skills or teaching experience required for teaching internship in Nepal. Interns should have fluency in English both in verbal and written. Interns are expected to have a loving, caring and helping nature. Interns should be flexible and patient to teach English to these children who know no ABC of English.
If you are interested in volunteer programs, we also offer rewarding teaching volunteer program in Nepal .
If you are working as medical practitioner or are hoping to practice medicine, then join our healthcare and medical internship program in Nepal and gain international medical experience. Interns will have to work as an independent medical practitioner or assist the local doctors as per their medical license and experience acquired. Major duties include regular check up of the patients, measuring blood pressure, temperature, height and weight. Interns can conduct therapies and counseling for the patients.
Interns can go for regular rounds, diagnosis, providing first aid and prescribing medicines to the patients. Interns can work in rehabilitation centers or set up classes for the local people to make them aware of the disease and its preventive measures. Campaigns can be launched to give information on cleanliness and personal hygiene.
Interns enrolling in the Nepal medical internship opportunity can gain a first-class internship abroad experience. With the on field practice, it is the best opportunity for the aspiring medical practitioner to learn and sharpen their skills. Plus, it would directly benefit the interns to work under the supervision of matured and experienced doctors.
Interns will learn the art of dealing with patients and treating them with care. As they say practice makes a man perfect, this internship experience can help you perfect your knowledge and techniques. Getting involved in a life saving journey in the country where most people are in dire need of it is an overwhelming experience personally and professionally.
Nepal medical interns wanting to join this internship project are required to submit a certification proving their medical credentials to Global Crossroad before the arrival at the project centre. Interns with no license or ID will not be able to join us to reduce the potential risk.
If you are interested in volunteer programs, we also offer life changing medical volunteer program in Nepal.
Buddhism is the second most practiced religion in Nepal after Hinduism. Nepal witnesses followers of Hinduism and Buddhism in a much larger scale. Nepal is full of beautiful monasteries where many monks reside and preach about religion and practices.
With English being the most common language to communicate, it became very essential for the monks to learn English. Get a memory of lifetime with this internship project that ensures a spectacular travelling to a wonderful country and amazing experience of living in the monasteries.
The primary task for Nepal teaching program interns is to teach English to the monks for 3-4 hours a day either in Tibetan children's village or local monastery in Kathmandu. Teaching English will entail teaching grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary taking into account the development and improvement in reading, listening and speaking skills simultaneously.
Interns in Nepal can form an English-based curriculum that monks can practice even after the completion of the internship period. Interns can help the monastery with administrative affairs like cleaning, sweeping and fund raising. During free time, interns can get the monks involved in extracurricular activities like dance, music, poetry, acting and games.
Teaching English to the Buddhist monks is an achievement in its own. Plus living in a serene atmosphere with the religious preaching can be a source of enlightenment to your life. If you wish you can engage in the spiritual sessions and enjoy the Buddhist rituals and prayers along with the Buddhist Monks. This is the best chance for you to visit a country presenting a vivid picture on Nepalese culture, Buddhist religion and many other religious and spiritual elements. As much knowledge you will give to these monks, the double or more you will gather from the experience.
Interns in this Nepal teaching program do not require any skills or qualifications to join this project however fluency in English is necessary both in written and verbal. Also interns are expected to abide by the norms and values of the monastery and should maintain peace and harmony throughout the internship period.
If you are interested in volunteer programs, we also offer fulfilling monk teaching volunteer program in Nepal.
Global Crossroad provides an innovative and unique photography internship in Nepal for those who want to try their hands on photography. Photojournalism internship project is a splendid opportunity for the aspiring photographers to acquire practical and professional experience from a matured and highly experienced mentor.
The interns can take the best out of them in a country with beautiful landscapes, scenic mountains and abundant flora fauna among the rich culture and dynamic festivals.
Interns will be closely working with their supervisors or mentors. The interns will have to meet their supervisor on a daily basis, take the assignments, travel to photo locations and report it back at the end of the day.
Nepal interns will have to cover all the aspects of their abroad experience be it events, happenings, cultural activities, scenic views, panoramic landscapes, day to day activities and festivals. Interns will be communicating and interacting with the local Nepali for a deeper understanding of the culture and social activities. Interns can share their own ideas and creative concepts with their mentor.
This internship project will help the interns to learn the art of photography from a mentor who has been a known face to the photojournalism industry in Nepal. The interns can learn, practice and hone their camera skills and techniques.
The assignments and projects around the town will provide the interns with ample opportunities to not only expose their talent but explore the beautiful country. This project will most definitely add value to your resume and will help you get immensely indulged in the people, culture and lifestyle. Nepal will certainly prove to be one of the best locations for enrolling in the Nepal photojournalism internship project.
Interns enrolling in this internship project should possess a camera and know its basic functions. They should be familiar with the concept and practices of modern photojournalism. Interns should be flexible with timings and travelling to places. It is important they are enthusiastic, hard working, creative and easy going.
If you are interested in volunteer programs, we also offer fulfilling photo journalism volunteer program in Nepal.
If you are interested in amazing volunteer opportunities in Nepal, please feel free to contact us.
Dates and Fees
All internship programs start Monday although we allow for flexibility due to travel constraints.
Global Crossroad is committed to offering quality programs at the world's most affordable price. We strive to keep our costs low. The humanitarian side of the business is our passion.
Global Crossroad's Nepal internship program application and registration fee cost US $299.
In addition to the application fee, you are required to pay a weekly program fee. You will pay your weekly fee directly country coordinator. And he will distribute it room, food, and project. This ensures the transparency of your fee. And this way, the fees that you pay will benefit those who rightfully deserve them, and not for company profit.
The program fee for internship and volunteering is basically same in Nepal. However, unlike volunteers, interns in Nepal often work closely with guided supervision from a local project director, and a small weekly supervision fee ($25-50/ week) may be incurred in addition to volunteer program fees.
Program Fees Cover:
- Accommodation (volunteers house or host family)
- Food (local food 3 times a day)
- Airport pick up/Transfer
- In-country support
- Program Orientation
- Personalized project
- Pre-departure information
- Certificate of completion
- Fundraising ideas and letters
- Discount for returning volunteers
Program Fees Exclude:
- Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
- Daily transportation
- Airport return transfer
Nepal Internships vs. Volunteers Programs
In general, volunteer programs abroad focus on humanitarian outreach and project support. Volunteering is popular amongst people who want to share their love and passion for underprivileged children, impoverished communities, or conservation efforts in need of resources.
Internship programs focus on creating a real-world learning environment for interns and students so that they practice professional development and obtain new skills. Similar to volunteers, interns may work on a variety of projects (many times alongside volunteers) that benefits local communities, children, wildlife and similar projects. Teaching programs, medical outreach, and children’s support are the most popular internship projects.
Accommodation and Meal for your Internship in Nepal
Global Crossroad arranges for shelter, food and supervision of our interns throughout their stay in Nepal. Depending on the project and location, interns will either stay in our volunteer house, or with host family or in the project site.
Accommodation is simple, clean, well equipped and is located in a safe and much reputed community. Most of the interns prefer staying with the host families to understand the country and the culture better.
We provide three meals a day i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner. Once arrived at the project centre, you shall have an access to the in-country coordinator's mobile number and can be in frequent touch.
Field Support and Supervision
Once your Nepal internship program begins, our local staff members stay in constant touch with you. Interns staying in Kathmandu will see staff daily, yet all interns have access to our in-country staff. If a project is located a substantial distance from our offices, then our local staff communicates by either email or phone and visits every 2-4 weeks (if possible).
We recommend that you stop by the office once a week, if you are staying/working in the local area, to give feedback on your accommodations and service project. Many minor issues can avoid escalation with a just little extra communication. Your project will have local staff members in addition to our in-country coordination staff.
We are available for you at the local office via email and phone for your entire trip. It is our job to make sure that you are safe and healthy during your time in Nepal.
College Credit For your Internship in Nepal
We do not have provisions for college credit for internship projects. If mandatory, interns are advised to consult their own college/university and pre arrange the whole project with the concerned faculties and departments.
Global Crossroad shall provide our interns with a letter and certificate on the completion of their internship project in Nepal detailing your projects and activities. The consultations and arrangements with the university are to be done prior applying for the internship program at Global Crossroad.
Interns joining Nepal internship opportunity may work hard entire day but they are free to do anything they like during evenings and weekends. A country with loads of temples will not fail to deliver you with varied range of temples built in different era with its own style and art.
Thamel is a place you would prefer to enjoy your evenings at and get yourself relaxed. Besides, there are many places like Nagarkot , Dhulikhel, Pokhara, Chitwan for you to explore the beautiful mountains and scenic views. We do not arrange for leisure activities and sightseeing. However our local staffs and coordinator will provide you all sorts of information on whatever you choose for.
Arrival and departure
Please consult our country coordinator before leaving your home country for your Nepal internship. You will need to fly into Tribhuwan International Airport, where you will then be picked up by a Global Crossroads representative. Please make sure to send us your correct flight information once you have booked your travel. If there are any changes, delays, or if you miss your flight please contact us as soon as possible. We do not offer airport drop-off service.
In order to travel to Nepal, you need to secure a tourist visa. Depending on your nationality, visa on arrival may be available. Visa extensions are possible once you have arrived to Nepal.
For more information regarding the Nepal internship tourist visa please visit:
CDC recommends vaccinations against: Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Hepatitis B, Japanese Encephalitis, Malaria, Rabies, Yellow Fever
For more information about vaccinations required for your internship program in Nepal, please visit CDC Website.
How can I apply for an Internship in Nepal?
Intern applications are very straightforward. Simply go to the program website, fill out the online application, and then submit it to us. We will follow up with you within 24-hours of your application submittal.
Why intern with Global Crossroads?
Global Crossroads is a non-profit organization who mission is to change the world. Established in 2003 and trusted by more than 20,000 individuals, Global Crossroads is well experienced in providing outstanding, safe, and meaningful intern experiences in Nepal. Our transparent, tax-deductible fees are the most affordable prices in the world.
Global Crossroads also connects you with unparalleled field support and heart-warming communities who will make you feel like your time spent in your host country is your home away from home.