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Project Everest Ventures

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  • < 100 employees

Project Everest Ventures - Social Impact Social Science Internship

Malawi, India, Fiji, Timor Leste
Do you believe sustainable development is best done by immersing oneself within the community? We do. 

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Internship
Number of Vacancies
20

Application dates

Applications Open
16 Sep 2019
Applications Close
18 Nov 2019

Minimum requirements

Graduation Results
65 - 74% WAM (Credit)
Accepting International Applications
No
Qualifications Accepted
B
Actuarial Studies
Business Administration & Management
Human Resources
Marketing, Advertising & Public Relations
C
Communication & Media Studies
Graphic Design & Visual Arts
Music & Performing Arts
E
Aerospace Engineering & Aviation
Civil Engineering & Construction
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Mining Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
H
Classics
Archaeology & History
Languages, Literature & Linguistics
Philosophy
Politics & Policy Studies
Social Work & Sociology
Theology & Comparative Religion
Humanities (all other)
Social Science (all other)
M
Psychology & Counselling
Dentistry & Dental Science
Exercise & Sports Science
Medicine & Medical Science
Nursing & Midwifery
Nutrition & Dietetics
Optometry, Ophthalmology & Orthoptics
Pharmacy & Pharmacology
Public Health
I
Computer Graphics & Animation
Data Science
L
Law
Legal Studies
P
Architecture & Interior Design
Building & Construction
Property, Land & Real Estate
S
Agricultural Science & Management
Chemistry
Earth Sciences
Physics & Astronomy
Sciences (all other)
T
General Education Studies

Currently 1.2 billion people live on less than $1.25 a day, 795 million people are undernourished and 4% of deaths worldwide are the cause of waterborne diseases (WHO, 2000). Today, Social Sciences & Humanities students are moving away from more traditional roles and exploring how they can use their skills and knowledge to support the most disadvantaged.

On an Internship with Project Everest Ventures, you’ll be working with a team on the development of one of our social ventures overseas in your university break. Our Ventures are focused on building sustainable communities with many impactful development projects, with an emphasis on Human-Centred methodologies, including Design Thinking and Lean business processes.  Not only will you be creating a solution that provides genuine social change, but you’ll be armed with critical skills employers are looking for, including: business principles, leadership, public speaking and communication, problem solving, and entrepreneurial experience.

Ventures that you could be working on include:

  • Microfinance & Social Consulting aims to remove barriers to affordable financial and business advice, coupled with micro-financing, to accelerate microenterprises and access to socially beneficial capital amongst local communities.
  • Hidden Hunger is an accessible digital information system to inform rural communities about what crops to grow locally to ensure a complete diet with the aim to integrate this approach on a community level.
  • Health Tech Consulting, saves time and medical resources by tackling access to health care in rural communities through AI enabled medical diagnosis.

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 market vendor one day, you could be meeting with the Minister for Agriculture the next. It’s definitely not your traditional Humanities 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 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 Humanities 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 a Humanities student, that’s for sure.

Who are we looking for?

If you're looking for voluntourism or an opportunity to add a line to your resume, then this is not for you. If you are committed to creating social change, sustainable social enterprises and achieving determined sustainability development goals across the globe, then we want to hear from you.

We are seeking passionate, socially-minded, and hard-working people to undertake our Internships, with the potential for further leadership and business training beyond. Be part of the social change and apply for your place now.

**Please note
This is not a paid role. It is a fee-paying program.
There is no guarantee of employment upon completion of your internship.

Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
Celebrate the small wins: staying positive and focussing on the little things improves your mood and keeps you motivated.

Alex Cain

  • Graduate stories
Celebrate the small wins: staying positive and focussing on the little things improves your mood and keeps you motivated.

Alex Cain

  • Graduate stories
The locals I met during the village visits and about the town we lived in gave me such a different understanding of the world – it was a great contrast to my suburban life and really grounded me in reality.

Harry Roach

  • Graduate stories
The locals I met during the village visits and about the town we lived in gave me such a different understanding of the world – it was a great contrast to my suburban life and really grounded me in reality.

Harry Roach

  • Graduate stories
Celebrate the small wins: staying positive and focussing on the little things improves your mood and keeps you motivated.

Alex Cain

  • Graduate stories
Celebrate the small wins: staying positive and focussing on the little things improves your mood and keeps you motivated.

Alex Cain

  • Graduate stories
The locals I met during the village visits and about the town we lived in gave me such a different understanding of the world – it was a great contrast to my suburban life and really grounded me in reality.

Harry Roach

  • Graduate stories
The locals I met during the village visits and about the town we lived in gave me such a different understanding of the world – it was a great contrast to my suburban life and really grounded me in reality.

Harry Roach