Internship in cultural studies

Internship in cultural studies

If you are interested in cultural studies and doing research on different cultures and rituals around the world then Nepal can be an ultimate destination for your exploration. You can bring your research to the next level by studying the cultural uniqueness and old historical background of this South Asian country.

FDIP offers a good opportunity to get a close insight of Buddhism by working in Buddhist monasteries. Interns will mainly teach English to monks in monastery schools. Enhancing their English communication via speaking, writing and reading skills can be a big support for them. Improving their education will enable them to connect with the world and approach for new opportunities for a high quality of life.


Registration fee US$ 175

Program fee

1 week US$180
2 weeks US$280
3 weeks US$380
4 weeks US$480
5 weeks US$580
6 weeks US$680
7 weeks US$780
8 weeks US$880
9 weeks US$980
10 weeks US$1,080
11 weeks US$1,180
12 weeks US$1,280

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* Fees for the group interns will be decided by our project officer depending on the size and nature of group.

  • Registration fee include
  • Volunteer FDIP staff support
  • Communication,marketing and web cost of FDIP
  • Arrangement of host family or placement.
  • Program fee include
  • Transportation from airport to placement
  • Orientation cost of volunteer
  • Contribution to host family
  • Food and accomodation
  • Emergency support
  • Program fee exclude
  • Airfares and visa charge
  • Travel Insurance
  • Bevarages extra food and laundry
  • Recreational activities
  • Any other personal needs
  • Daily transportations

Skills and Qualifications to Intern

Interns should be interested or working on cultural studies and research.


2 days long orientation is held by our local staffs in Kathmandu. Interns are introduced to basic Nepali language and greets, meanwhile they are also informed about the local customs, safety, travel guidance and all the dos and don'ts in the Nepali Society. You will be provided contact details of our local office, maps and other useful information.

Monks and monasteries are pretty conscious about their customs and discipline hence volunteers will be also instructed all the rules and regulations of the monasteries they are about to volunteer.

Your Week as a Intern

First day:On the first day you'll be briefed about the monastery project and you will be ushered to the project location by our field officer.

Weekdays: In weekdays interns will be solely engaged in project. Daily schedule will be as follows

Morning: Breakfast ( As provided by homestay)

Daybreak: Intern placement

Evening: Back to homstay for dinner and rest

Food & Accommodation

Interns will be received at airport by our local staff. Interns are accommodated in our hostel for 2 days till the orientation. Interns are then accommodated at homestays.

You will be provided basic living standard with clean room, pure drinking water, hygienic food, bathroom and shower. Interns might share their room with other co-intens. Local meal in Nepal is Daal Bhaat, consisting of beans curry( daal),steamed rice(bhaat), vegetables, pickles and occassionally chicken or meat.

If you have any health issue and special dietary requirements please inform us while applying for the project. It will be tried to fulfill your all hygienic and nutritional requirement in meal but as a volunteer we will also be expecting some flexibility from you.

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