Interning in Nepal is one of the best ways to learn about the variety of challenges facing social workers in Nepal, and the ways social workers meet those challenges. Interns learn about the day-to-day work of social welfare and outreach, and about how to work with different cultural values.
As in many developing countries, women and children often feel the brunt of lacking resources. Many people are homeless, and while there are vast efforts to move them into shelters and orphanages, most of these facilities are poorly funded, under-staffed, and in need of assistance. As an intern, you will help with the general operation of these centers, develop recreation programs for the children, assist kids with school work, and serve as a mentor.
Having an international internship on the resume indicates self-motivation, commitment to the social work field, and the ability to adapt to a variety of circumstances.
Nepal interns working with orphanages will assist in health education, teaching English, developing creative talents such as arts and crafts, painting and playing games, among other related activities. Other voluntary work includes helping with cooking, washing clothes for the kids, washing dishes, doing regular home chores and assisting with their homework.