Videography /Photojournalism Internship in Nepal

Videography /Photojournalism Internship in Nepal

Nepal is gifted with natural beauty and beautiful landscapes of the Himalayas. Along with that Nepal is rich in cultural diversity. You can shoot a wide variety of subjects enabling you to recollect wide spectrum of career in videography.

Program Overview

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!

Program Itinerary

Week 1

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.

  • Arrival and transport to hotel
  • Orientation: Culture, History and Nepali language class
  • Walking tour in the heart of the city
  • Get to know your team
  • Familiarize with public transit with one of our program coordinator
  • Weekend excursion visiting UNESCO heritage sites in Kathmandu, such as Kathmandu Durbar Square or Patan Durbar Square. 
Week 1
Week 2

Week 2

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. 

  • Hone your skills in basic photo and video editing softwares used in the industry
  • Participate in a weekly professionalism seminar, where you’ll learn how to format a resume, portfolio, and have a successful interview
  • Learn how to tell a story through your photography with a daily seminar 
  • Begin work on your project of choice
  • Consult one-on-one with an expert in the field for guidance on your project 
  • Get the opportunity to interview or shadow a journalist working at a local newspaper for more insight into the field 
  • Weekend excursion visiting Chitwan National Park, an amazing opportunity to photograph the lush Nepalese wildlife and landscape.

 

Week 3

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. 

  • Participate in team-building activities with your fellow interns and program coordinators 
  • Get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to photograph Nepal’s stunning landscape  
  • Immerse yourself in Nepalese culture through traditional games and cuisine 
  • Hike in the world-renowned Annapurna Circuit

 

Week 3
Week 4

Week 4

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. 

  • Participate in a weekly professionalism seminar, where you’ll learn how to format a resume or have a successful interview
  • Learn how to tell a story through your photography with a daily seminar 
  • Begin work on your project of choice
  • Consult one-on-one with an expert in the field for guidance on your project

 

Program Details

PROGRAM AVAILABLE DATES

Every Sunday All Year Round

STARTING/ENDING POINT

Kathmandu, Nepal

LEARNING GOALS

Leadership, Personal Growth, Skill Development

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT

English

CLIMATE

Moderate Temperate

GROUP SIZE

Minimum 2 to maximum 8

SPACES AVAILABLE

LIMITED SPACE, Join Group

HOURS EARNED

60-80 hours

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What's Included

Our Assistant
Our Assistant
  • Proper Program Information
  • Pre Departure Information
  • Unlimited information
  • Meet with Locals
  • Weekend Trips
  • Cultural Immersion
  • Emergency Support
Included
Included
  • Airport Pickup
  • Transfer to Homestay
  • Orientation and City Tour
  • Accommodation with most meals         
  • 24/7 Support
  • Organized Programs
  • Guidance and Supervision 
Excluded
Excluded
  • International Flights
  • Nepal Visa Fees
  • Travel/Medical Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Lunch
  • Airport Drop
  • Other Tours and Events
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