Empower Your Future with ViN! Internship Opportunities Available

Are you ready to embark on a life-changing journey where you can make a real difference in the world? ViN invites you to join us as an intern, working alongside European Solidarity Corps (ESC) HumAid Volunteers in the picturesque Tarakeshor Municipality of Nepal.

Duration: June 1, 2024, to October 30, 2024
Number of Openings: 4
Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline

Benefits: Stipend provided

About the Internship:
You’ll be an integral part of our team, collaborating closely with eight passionate European volunteers – two for each project area: Child Protection, Public Health, Youth Empowerment, and Women’s Empowerment. Your role will involve working alongside these international volunteers, preparing activities, and providing invaluable translation services between Nepali and English.

Why Choose ViN?

Meaningful Impact: Contribute to meaningful projects that positively impact the lives of children, youth, and women in Nepal.

International Collaboration: Work closely with ESC HumAid Volunteers across Europe, bringing diverse perspectives and ideas.

Professional Growth: Gain hands-on experience in project coordination, activity planning, and language translation.

Cultural Immersion: Immerse yourself in the rich local culture and traditions while living and working in Tarakeshor Municipality.

Stipend Provided: Receive support for food, accommodation, communication, and transportation.


What Roles will each team perform in the Program?

A. Child Protection Teams play roles as:

  1. Partnership Strengthening Coordinator:
    • Collaborate with local government officials, schools, and parents to enhance partnerships for child protection.
    • Organise meetings and workshops to engage stakeholders and build alliances.
    • Monitor and track partnership development progress.
  2. Children’s Clubs Facilitator:
    • Organise and lead children’s clubs to provide life skills and learning opportunities.
    • Develop engaging activities focusing on leadership, communication, and creativity.
    • Evaluate club participation and effectiveness in meeting learning objectives.
  3. Positive Parenting Advocate:
    • Conduct awareness campaigns and workshops to promote positive parenting practices.
    • Provide guidance and support to parents on child development and discipline strategies.
    • Monitor and evaluate the impact of parenting interventions on reducing instances of violence against children.
  4. School Liaison Officer:
    • Coordinate interaction programs with teachers and school management committees to create safe, child-friendly learning environments.
    • Conduct training sessions on child protection policies and procedures for school staff.
    • Monitor and assess the implementation of child protection measures in schools.
  5. Community Awareness Coordinator:
    • Organise awareness campaigns and educational sessions on children’s rights and protection issues.
    • Engage with local communities through community meetings, door-to-door visits, and interactive sessions.
    • Collect feedback and assess the effectiveness of awareness initiatives.
  6. Content Development Specialist:
    • Created and compiled life skills and creativity manuals, children’s magazines, and articles.
    • Develop engaging and age-appropriate content addressing child protection, life skills, and creativity.
    • Collaborate with schools and community members to distribute and utilise educational materials effectively.

B. Public Health Teams play roles as:

  1. Disease Surveillance Specialist:
    • Surveys and interviews will be conducted to gather data on non-communicable and communicable diseases in the community.
    • Prepare comprehensive reports detailing the findings and recommendations for health interventions.
    • Collaborate with healthcare professionals to ensure accurate data collection and analysis.
  2. Health Education Manual Developer:
    • Create a comprehensive health and well-being education manual tailored to the needs of rural communities in Kathmandu.
    • Research and compile information on various health topics, including water, sanitation, hygiene, nutrition, and disease prevention.
    • Design engaging and informative content suitable for local community members.
  3. Community Health Educator:
    • Facilitate health education sessions for the community on topics such as WASH practices, nutrition, and disease prevention.
    • Organise workshops and awareness campaigns to promote healthy behaviours and practices.
    • Monitor attendance and participation in educational sessions and assess the impact on community health awareness.
  4. Health Promotion Coordinator:
    • Develop and implement initiatives to promote healthy behaviours and practices within the community.
    • Organise physical activity sessions, mindfulness meditation workshops, and health check-up events.
    • Collaborate with local leaders and organisations to encourage community engagement in health-promoting activities.
  5. Clinical Support Assistant:
    • Assist paramedics in health posts in recording vital signs, dressing minor wounds, and maintaining sterile conditions.
    • Provide support to patients by ensuring their comfort and safety during medical procedures.
    • Maintain accurate patient information records and medical treatments in compliance with clinic protocols.

C. Women’s Empowerment Teams play roles as:

  1. Partnership Liaison Specialist:
    • Strengthen partnerships with local government, women’s groups, and other organisations in rural communities.
    • Facilitate communication and collaboration between stakeholders to support women’s empowerment initiatives.
    • Identify opportunities for collaboration and resource sharing to enhance project impact.
  2. Life Skills Manual Developer:
    • Create a comprehensive life skills manual tailored to the needs of local women in rural communities.
    • Research and compile information on communication, decision-making, problem-solving, and stress management topics.
    • Design user-friendly content and activities that empower women to develop essential life skills.
  3. Group Management Facilitator:
    • Provide group management skills training to women’s groups in Jitpurphedi and Kavresthali communities.
    • Facilitate workshops on leadership, teamwork, conflict resolution, and effective communication.
    • Empower women to effectively organise and manage their groups to achieve their goals and aspirations.
  4. Women’s Rights Educator:
    • Increase access to women’s rights and life skills learning opportunities through women’s groups and micro-credit cooperatives.
    • Conduct educational sessions on women’s rights, gender equality, and empowerment.
    • Empower women with knowledge and resources to advocate for their rights and make informed life decisions.
  5. Digital Literacy and Language Instructor:
    • Teach digital literacy, computer skills, and primary English language to young women at the Women Business Centre in the Jitpurphedi community.
    • Provide hands-on training on using computers, navigating the internet, and utilising digital tools for personal and professional development.
    • Empower women with essential digital and language skills to enhance their educational and employment opportunities.
  6. Entrepreneurship Development Mentor:
    • Deliver entrepreneurship development skills training to women in Tarakeshor, Kathmandu.
    • Facilitate workshops on business planning, financial management, marketing strategies, and accessing resources.
    • Mentor women in developing and launching businesses, fostering economic independence and empowerment.

D. Youth Empowerment Teams play roles as:

  1. Partnership Coordinator:
    • Strengthen partnerships with local government entities, colleges, and like-minded organisations to support youth empowerment initiatives.
    • Facilitate stakeholder collaboration and communication to maximise resources and opportunities for youth development.
    • Identify potential partners and cultivate relationships to expand the project’s reach and impact.
  2. Needs Assessment Specialist:
    • Conduct a comprehensive needs assessment survey for local youth to identify their challenges, aspirations, and priorities.
    • Design and implement survey methodologies to gather relevant data from target communities.
    • Analyse survey results and prepare a detailed report highlighting key findings and recommendations for program implementation.
  3. Life Skills Manual Developer:
    • Create a practical and engaging life skills manual tailored to the needs of local youth.
    • Research and compile information on essential life skills such as planning, communication, teamwork, and professional development.
    • Develop user-friendly content and activities to empower youth with the skills they need for personal and professional success.
  4. Youth Club Facilitator:
    • Facilitate the formation and strengthening of youth clubs in rural communities of Kathmandu.
    • Provide training and support to youth club members on leadership, teamwork, project management, and community engagement.
    • Foster a sense of belonging and ownership among club members to drive positive change in their communities.
  5. Skills Development Trainer:
    • Organise and deliver planning and professional development skills training sessions for local youth with fewer opportunities.
    • Cover topics such as goal setting, time management, resume writing, job interview preparation, and career planning.
    • Empower youth to develop the skills and confidence they need to pursue their educational and career goals.
  6. English and Computer Literacy Instructor:
    • Conduct English language and basic computer literacy lessons for youth with fewer opportunities.
    • Design an interactive and engaging curriculum to enhance participants’ language and digital skills.
    • Provide hands-on training and support to ensure participants gain practical knowledge and confidence in using computers and English.
  7. Gender Equality Advocate:
    • Interact with local youth and stakeholders about gender equality and youth societal roles.
    • Facilitate discussions, workshops, and awareness sessions on gender equality, social norms, and youth empowerment.
    • Promote inclusivity and diversity to create a more equitable and supportive environment for all youth in the community.

How to Apply:

To apply, simply send us your updated CV and a motivation letter detailing your passion for joining our team. Send your application to career@vin.org.np.

Take advantage of This Incredible Opportunity to Make a Difference! Apply Now, and Let’s Empower Communities Together!

Your Experience/Setting

On arrival you will be greeted at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and transported to your hotel / hostel (alternative arrangements can be made for those already in Nepal prior to the start of their placement). You will then receive a comprehensive a two to three-day induction, during that time you will be provided with information about your particular project as well as general information, including basic Nepalese language and culture, health and safety. This is also a good time to mix with other volunteers or interns who may be great sight-seeing companions and a source of support during your volunteer placement.

During the induction you will be accommodated in a budget hotel or hostel at VIN. However, a large part of the VIN experience comes from the immersion of a

home stay with a Nepalese host family. While this is an essential part of the experience we also recognize that it can be a challenging one, becoming part of a new culture and becoming accustomed to facilities that will be more basic than those you are used to. However, all our host families are experienced in accommodating volunteers – although their ability to speak English will vary – and you will have 24 hours’ access to contact and support from our staff members during your placement.

Volunteers will be placed in one of VIN’s working areas namely Tarakeshor Municipality of Kathmandu, Taluwa, Thulachhap and Bhadaure of Okhaldhunga, and Okharpouwa, Kaule of Nuwakot district. While at the working site the volunteers are requested to bring their own lunch, water bottle, safety gears, face mask and other essential belongings. As a volunteer you are advised to be in a comfortable and modest attire with preferably long sleeves. If you wish to raise project funds or collect project specific resources, you may contact us.


  • Gender: Female / Male
  • Minimum Age: 18+ years (16-17 years old person can volunteer but need to present parents’ consent letter)
  • Language: English (Intermediate)
  • Educational: High School Graduate

Schedule and Commitment

You will work five to six days a week, up to six hours per day. You may propose your preferred time and hours; however, the working time period will be dependent on the institution you have been placed. A minimum of 2 weeks’ time commitment is expected of a volunteer. The longer you commit, the better impact you can make. You should be willing to commit a certain amount of your free time and energy, show a lot of commitment and be a good listener. You are expected to work constructively and co-operatively maintaining good reputation and standards at all times. Volunteer should abide by relevant security concerns and access procedures. Moreover, you should be receptive and positive to performance appraisal, advice and feedback. Throughout your placement you will have the full support of VIN. Your safety is our highest priority.

Mentoring and Support System

You will receive a clear and concise on-the-job instructions, course of action, context of work and policies/strategies before your placement begins. You will be

provided with ample of guidance and support throughout the placement with trainings / onboarding sessions incase necessary. You will be in a constant communication and regular check-in with the VIN volunteer coordinator. VIN aims to maintain a culture of continuous feedback between the volunteer supervisor at the placement to monitor the performance of the volunteer and ensure the project delivers desired outcomes.

In case of an emergency, you may contact one of our Volunteer Coordinators who will be available anytime for your assistance and support.

Time and Fees

Mid and Long Term Volunteers:
  • 2 weeks minimum stay- € 385
  • 3 weeks – 470€
  • 4 weeks – 555€ (after 4 weeks for each additional week we charge €75)
University Internships:
  • 4 weeks minimum stay- € 615 (for each additional week we charge €85)

What VIN offers you in return?

  • On Arrival orientation (two to three days)
  • Food and Accommodation during on arrival orientation at VIN’s hostel / budget hotel on sharing basis
  • Food and Accommodation during Placement: Nepali Standard local host family – 3 meals a day
  • Transportation: Airport pick up; one time transport to and from the project site
  • Local volunteers’ support cost (optional)
  • VIN T-shirt
  • Certificate of participation
  • 24 hours emergency support
  • VIN admin cost.

What is excluded? Airfare, VISA (http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/page/tourist-visa), vaccinations, travel & medical insurance, return airport transfer, personal travel and weekend activities expenses etc.

Desirable/ Common Skills 

  • Excellent communicator with good interpersonal skills
  • A team player with good work ethics
  • Time management and leadership qualities
  • Adaptable, flexible and able to work under pressure
  • Accepting of different ideas and culture
  • Problem solving: always be part of solutions than part of a problem
  • Creative