Interns at the SUS typically support its programme and administration/financial desk through programme planning, budgeting, fund raising, case documentation, research and communication assistance.
The SUS approaches its partner organisations with which it has a close and long term working relationship and discusses the selection of interns from those organisations. Other persons interested in an internship with the SUS may also apply under the following conditions. The applicant should stay for a minimum period of three months. The SUS does not provide any financial support or accommodation for these persons. Interns with a strong legal background, country experience and a strong interest in community development and human rights are preferred. Applications are judged on their individual merits and according to the needs of the SUS at the time. Interns must also be prepared to accept assignments provided by the SUS. The number of such self-supported internships are limited to a very few placements per year. We receive many more applications than we can accept and we may not be able to respond to all applications.
An application for a self-supported internship should:
Only complete applications will be assessed. The SUS may request further information or documents by email later if necessary. Self-supported internships can be submitted as stated above through our Contact Us page.
Please note that all foreigners coming to the SUS as interns are required to obtain the appropriate Visa from the Immigration Department of Nepal. Additionally, the SUS welcomes short-term researchers (for less than one month) at any time, at its discretion.