Project Everest creates socially beneficial products and services that are tailored to solving issues in local communities. Affordable, effective, sustainable, and consistently available solutions to real-world problems. Project Everest's internationally based internships expose you to the experience of tackling real social issues with a multidisciplinary team of other socially-minded students, learning leadership skills, being immersed within the local community, and being part of the global social change movement. 

Agriculture is the single largest employer in the world, providing livelihoods for 40% of today’s global population. There are about 475 million farms less than 2ha in size. These smallholder farms operate on 12% of the world’s agricultural land and produce 80% of the food that is consumed in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, parts of the world where food security and stable income are still inadequate.

In addition to unpredictable weather conditions that greatly affect crop quality and often wipe out entire fields, farmers rely on traditional farming practices which although effective, are often not the most efficient. They have limited resources to ensure soil health (such as pH), which if managed properly, can have a drastic impact on the produce quality. Finally, farmers suffer from a lack of available and easy to interpret information about pest and disease management for their crops. Several farmers have informed PEV throughout the interview process that historically they have used Mortein as a pest management technique which has great implications for the health of their families and other potential consumers of the produce.

Experience

On this project, while in India, you will be conducting an agriculture assessment in order to develop an understanding of the state of agriculture in Odisha, with the intent to adapt FarmEd, where appropriate. This will see urban-rural and rural farmers have access to better agricultural advice and resources.

We welcome all disciplines, we have found the major fields to be:

  • Engineering
  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • IT
  • Conservation
  • Social Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Psychology
  • Humanities
  • International Development
  • International Relations
  • History
  • Social Work
  • Teaching
  • Law
  • Business
  • Commerce
  • Marketing

More information regarding the internship program can be found on the host program website

Visa Information

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact Project Everest for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the UQ's short-term experience eligibility criteria.

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Cost

The program is approximately $4,980 AUD. More information regarding what is included in the program fee can be found on the host program website

Accommodation 

Housing is included in the program fee.

Credit for Internships

Some students may be able to receive credit towards their UQ program pending faculty approval. The Global Experiences Team is unable to provide further advice regarding internships for credit. If you are interested in seeking credit, please refer to the Credit for Internships page for more specific details

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 10 March 2020
Host: 28 May 2020

Program Dates

Earliest Start: 29 June 2020
Latest End: 25 July 2020

 

Fast Facts

Type: Work Experience
Mode: Internship
Location: Bhubaneswar, India
Credit: Not-for-credit*
Cohort: Undergraduate and postgraduate


Some students may be able to receive credit towards their UQ program pending faculty approval. Please refer to the Credit for Internships page for more specific details.

Global Experiences Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.​

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