Do you believe sustainable development is best done by understanding life from someone else's perspective and immersing oneself within the community?

Project Everest runs ventures multiple times, every year, across January, February, June (Malawi only), July, and December with the aim of in-country operations 10 months of the year. We are working across Malawi, Timor-Leste, Fiji, and India 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.

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). Humanities students are moving away from more traditional roles and exploring how they can use their skills and knowledge to support the most disadvantaged. Students benefit from the cultural and community immersion that drives the success of these Projects. Our Ventures are focused on building sustainable communities with many impactful development projects, with an emphasis on the Design Thinking process. This is achieved by utilising and developing the soft skills and concepts fundamental to humanities through practical implementation.

Projects include:

  • Social Consulting aims to remove barriers to affordable financial and business advice, coupled with micro-financing, to accelerate microenterprises 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, saves time and medical resources by tackling access to health care in rural communities through AI enabled medical diagnosis.
  • We recognise that direct collaboration with communities on issues impacting them intimately ensures a sustainable, long-term approach to development. If you want to get the most out of your time at university, are passionate, capable, and committed, and are willing to work hard beyond the scope of a generic job description, then this is the opportunity for you. We thrive at facilitating personal development and being at the forefront of international development. Be part of the social change and get involved.

**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.