Mountain Spirit
Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Mountain Spirit
    , 2022

    This is a remote volunteer opportunity.

    Mountain Spirit (MS) is a non-profit organization registered in 1996 under the laws of Nepal It was initially formed by a group of like-minded people from different mountain communities. MS aims to improve livelihoods, protect environment and conserve mountain culture through capacity building, empowerment, awareness, and sustainable development initiatives with participation of local communities.
    Moreover, it also advocates for social justice, human rights, and environmental conservation by supporting indigenous mountain communities. Being a member-based organization, the strength and spirit of this organization lie in its members. MS consists of more than one hundred members representing 14 mountain districts and some hilly districts of Nepal. Member holds diverse expertise in the issues related to conservation, indigenous peoples (IPs), women's rights, eco-tourism, gender sensitization, health, education, community-based planning, and entrepreneurship development.
     

    Position Description

    As a remote volunteer, you will be working to support the documentation related work of Mountain Spirit. Your supervisor will be Ms. Chhing Lamu Sherpa behalf of Mountain Spirit. However, you will be working closely with MS leader, board and advisors and frequent communication with another intern from Nepal, Ms. Tenzin Choden Lama, MS staff and members accordingly.

    Volunteer Responsibilities

    1.     Review and edit collected articles for the annual Mountain Trail Magazine 2022
    2.     Review and proofread a report on Issue-based talk programs conducted via Zoom webinar
    3.     Review various project reports as per need

    As per the current situation we expect you to work from home. Some of the tasks may include participation in the virtual meeting and interactions.

    Application Details

    To apply, students should email a cover letter and resume to ishr@columbia.edu with the subject line “SVP application - [Name of Organization].” Please submit your application as soon as possible but no later than April 11, 2022. Please indicate the organization(s) that you are interested in working with, and the relevance of this work to your studies. Applications and interview results will then be sent to the hosting organizations, which may request interviews. Final decisions will be announced by end of May.