Nepal is blessed with many natural beauties, from the majestic Himalayas stretching across the landscape to the lush greenery of its jungles. Nepali architecture and culture is also unique, being formed from a blend of native Nepali, Chinese, Indian, and Tibetan influences. Needless to say, these geographical and cultural treasures make a sight to behold, and they have made Nepal a popular site for many photographers and videographers to practice their arts. This internship allows students to focus on their passion for photojournalism and videography in Nepal. Interns will be given the opportunity to explore Nepal and gather footage, stories, and inspiration to develop their portfolios. They will also be working on a personal project of their choosing in which they will be using the footage they gathered. These projects will have the opportunity to be published in local newspapers and on Gap Year Nepal websites/social media.
NOTE: Students will be expected to bring their own equipment!
We will be picking you up from Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and driving you to your hotel. During the first week, you will be participating in several orientation programs and tours to familiarize yourself with Nepali culture and adapting to a new work environment. During this time, you will be brainstorming project ideas. You will be put into teams that will be traveling together for the duration of the program. At the end of the week, you will be able to choose which project you would like to do. Projects will range from: shadowing and documenting Gap Year Nepal volunteers/ interns, documenting ongoing VolNepal projects, creating a profile on a notable individual/site in Kathmandu, or any other approved project of the interns’ own design. Interns may also make joint projects by collaborating with others in their team.
Students will be taught basic photo- and video- editing tools, such as the Adobe Creative Suite. They will also discuss their plans for the final project, which can be anything from a short film to a portfolio of photos. Under the guidance of the program coordinator, interns will decide how they would like to structure their project, planning components such as the format and types of shots included. Students will also begin touring various locations in Kathmandu, gaining the opportunity to start building their portfolios. Time will be allocated each day for editing photos or videos and consultations with program coordinators.
Interns will spend the week hiking and exploring the Annapurna Circuit to expand their portfolio and enjoy the majestic landscape that Nepal has to offer. From the awe-inspiring cliffs of the mountains to the peaceful ripples of a pond, students will have the perfect setting to immerse themselves in working to perfect their craft. Interns will have the opportunity to take photos of rural life, wildlife, and mountain landscapes.
In the last week, students may either take more photos and videos, or they can work on editing their final product. They will return to Kathmandu to explore the urban landscape to continue taking photos or collecting footage. Program coordinators will be available to provide guidance and critiques throughout this week. The final projects will be presented to the team for constructive criticism and the opportunity to share their hard work with their peers! Students may have the opportunity to publish works in a local publication, online blog, or the GAP Year Nepal website.
Every Sunday All Year Round
Leadership, Personal Growth, Skill Development
Minimum 2 to maximum 8
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