Feel like there's more to your career preparation than a few years of lectures? That's because there is.

Project Everest runs ventures multiple times, every year, continuously across January, February, May, June, July, August and December with the aim of in-country operations 10 months of the year. We are currently working across Malawi, Timor-Leste, Fiji, and Cambodia on a range of different social venture projects, dependent upon the needs of the communities. Our ventures grow with each month of operation as new trekkers and leaders continue the work of previous teams, ensuring that a sustainable, long term impact is implemented.

Undertaking a Business Entrepreneur Internship with Project Everest means experiencing and applying the core principles of business, such as financial modelling, Business Model Canvas, and Lean Startup methodologies, to a real-world environment with one of our social venture projects. We combine this with the development of practical soft skills, including cross-cultural consultation and co-design, empathy-driven research methodologies, pitching and public speaking, leadership and interdisciplinary collaboration. These skills begin at pre-departure training and continue into your internship in-country, with the opportunity for further development in a paid leadership position following outstanding performance. Practicing entrepreneurship at this grassroots level in a developing country will expose you to challenges and insights that we guarantee will set you apart from other business students and graduates.

We believe that social enterprise is the most effective way to solve the world's most complex issues, so you will find social business in the foundation of each of our ventures. Some of these ventures include:

  • Social Consulting, which aims to remove barriers to affordable finance and business advice and accelerate microenterprises amongst local communities.
  • Everest Recyclable Solutions, involving the implementation and ongoing iteration of a waste collection, treatment, reuse and repurposing system, to ensure viability, cash flow and environmentally beneficial outcomes.
  • FarmEd, tackling access to agricultural expertise and increasing economic opportunities and food security. FarmEd operates concurrently with projects aimed at optimising agricultural practice and the supply chain through market analysis and community consultation.

For more information about our current ventures, visit our website.

If you're someone that is just looking for CV-candy and work experience behind a desk, then our internship is not for you. We value hard work, passion, and most importantly commitment to creating an impact. For a completely fresh perspective on business and a unique skill set to boot, get on board. We thrive at facilitating personal development and being at the forefront of international development. Be part of the social change and get involved. 
 

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