WHAT DOES THE PROJECT DO?
Volunteers will be given the opportunity to work within print media as an exchange journalist in Nepal. You will be writing for a local tourist newspaper, which has a focus on promoting tourism within the country. You will be involved in the general administration of the newspaper as well as the opportunity to contribute to destination reports around Nepal. This is a chance to immerse yourself in a new and different community. Rather than just being a detached tourist, you are subscribing to an ethos that is beneficial to the culture that you are spending time in.
Volunteers will be provided with some basic journalism and photography training by an experienced member of staff, so that you leave Nepal not only having had the experience of a lifetime but with new skills, improved employment prospects, as well as becoming a more well-rounded individual.
WHAT WILL I BE DOING?
Depending upon your previous experience and skills you will be placed either with a Nepali- or English-language newspaper based in Kathmandu. You may be involved in a range of activities, from attending press conferences, writing news articles and taking photos to destination reporting, attending interaction programmes about contemporary journalism in Nepal, writing for a blog and more. Your involvement will depend upon your own skills and interests as well as what is needed at the time of your placement.
You will be encouraged to bring your own creativity, perspective and skills to the articles you contribute to, whilst also constantly learning from professionals working alongside you. If you are interested in a particular element of working on the paper do let us know and we will endeavour to ensure you are involved in this area at some point during your internship. All this, whilst you discover more about this magical destination and its people through your work and research on the project.
All volunteers are required to submit an up-to-date CV as all placements are dependant upon the acceptance of the newspaper/magazine.