International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development
The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in Kathmandu, Nepal has hosted two high school interns since 2013.
Started in 1984, ICIMOD enables sustainable and resilient mountain development for improved and equitable livelihoods through knowledge and regional cooperation.
ICIMOD is working to develop an economically and environmentally sound mountain ecosystem to improve the living standards of mountain populations and to sustain vital ecosystem services for the billions of people living downstream now, and for the future.
Interns at ICIMOD work alongside renowned international researchers and experts - like Dr. Aditi Mukherji - in the fields and villages in the Kathmandu Valley and its three main administrative units: Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur.
The students have the opportunity to travel around Nepal with their host families and colleagues to visit Kathmandu and famous landmarks like Bhaktapur Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Nepal Specific Questions
Visa required: Tourist Visa Required
Travelers Heath & Vaccinations: Visit the CDC website at https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list
Embassies & Consulates Contact:
U.S. Embassy Kathmandu - Maharajgunj Kathmandu, Nepal
Telephone: +(977)(1) 423-4000 or 400-7200
Emergency:+(977)(1) 400-7266 or 400-7269
Geography: Refer back to "International Internship Sites"
Cellular apps (highly suggested to download prior to departure): US Embassy. Airlines the intern will be traveling through. Whatsapp.