When it comes to solving the biggest global challenges today, we don't believe in doing what's always been done before. We operate on the frontline of international development, working alongside local communities in the developing world to bring sustainable change through socially-beneficial solutions.
As a certified B Corporation, we pride ourselves on being experts in sustainability, international impact, and shaping the most career-ready future leaders. Our Engineering Social Impact Internship is guaranteed to give you unique and practical industry experience and arm you with a range of soft skills and technical skills in leadership, emotional intelligence and communication.
As an intern with Project Everest, you'll be part of a team bringing a social impact project to life and into the hands of a local community overseas. Our projects operate to achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goals and are focused on building sustainable, empowered communities with an emphasis on innovative, human-centred practice.
Projects that you could be working on include:
• Solar Consulting & Energy Infrastructure, which aim to enable off-the-grid, household and business access to reliable and efficient alternative energy through small scale solutions.
• Sustainable Fuel Consulting focuses on developing a clean cook stove made from recycled materials that aims to reduce biomass usage by 50% to improve respiratory health, and resource-efficient cooking.
• AgTech Consulting tackles access to agricultural expertise and increasing economic opportunities and food security through tech enabled agricultural support.
What can you expect from a Project Everest Internship?
• You'll be engaging directly with the local community.
In order to ensure our ventures are providing genuine impact and solving real issues, we work closely with members of the local community running workshops and focus groups, prototyping and feedback sessions, conducting surveys and interviewing, and distributing the socially beneficial products and services.
• Every day is different.
Depending on what stage your venture is at during your internship, you could be doing completely different activities each day. If you're surveying a local community member one day, you could be meeting with a CEO the next. It's definitely not your traditional Engineering internship.
• You will be contributing towards achieving a sustainable impact.
Whilst you won't necessarily be creating social change every day, you'll be part of building and testing a product or service that is needed, sustainable and scalable so that it can be rolled out to community members and change lives.
• It will be challenging
Building a start-up has its fair share of challenges, and when you're working in a developing country with limited resources these are magnified…but that's what makes the wins and subsequent social impact all that much sweeter in the end!
• You'll be building a competitive edge as a future Engineering graduate.
Yes, you'll be applying the skills from your degree to a new context, however you'll be gaining experiences that are beyond the scope of your discipline. Imagine being able to say yes to having experience in the start-up space, international development, cross-cultural communication, social enterprise, lean business principles, and design thinking methodologies... and you haven't even graduated yet. That's one way to differentiate yourself as an Engineering student, that's for sure.
Who are we looking for?
If you are committed to helping shape a positive and sustainable global impact, then we want to hear from you. We are seeking passionate, socially-minded, and hard-working applicants, with the courage to step out of their comfort zone and persistence to thrive in the challenge. Be part of the social change and apply for an internship now.