Social Consulting

SITUATION

Project Everest is dedicated to helping realise the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Of these goals, Project Everest has been working on goal eight, Decent Work and Economic Growth: promote sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth, full and protective employment and decent work for all.

In realising the eighth sustainable development goal, Project Everest has engaged in grassroots businesses in a number of developing countries with the intention to improve profitability, scale and sustainability.

MISSION

Project Everest is looking to further develop its capacity to incubate and accelerate micro enterprises in a number of developing nations with the aim of removing barriers to access to affordable finance and business advice.

This research focused project combines current professional services market research with revision of Project Everest’s current operations in micro enterprise consulting and acceleration to arrive at a more sustainable approach to the aforementioned.

This approach will lower Project Everest’s risk in its involvement, improve the financial sustainability of its involvement, help tailor the services offered to proposed beneficiaries and to boost the social impact of its efforts in micro enterprise incubation and acceleration.

END-STATE

Following the completion of this research project, Project Everest will have an understanding of how best to improve its efforts in realising the eighth UN Sustainable Development Goal.

UPDATE

Updates are due for this project, given the progression over the summer period. As such, aspects of this project are subject to change and will be available over the coming weeks. The core aim of this project will remain.

Location

Cambodia, Malawi, Fiji & Timor-Lesté

Dates

*June and August are only available in Fiji

All July positions for Fiji have been filled.

Cost

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Academic Credit

All academic credit is subject to approval by each university. Please contact the relevant faculty to apply for academic credit.

University of Wollongong

SCIE292 / SCIE392 INTERNSHIPS

The Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health offers two internship subjects, one at 200-level and one at 300-level, that provide research experience opportunities for strong students to develop and hone their practical and research skills. Through an internship subject, students with an interest in research have an opportunity to gain experience “at the bench” or “in the field” as part of their research training. Students must have completed 48 credit points, 24 of these must be SCIE.

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Enrolment in this subject enables you access to an OS-HELP loan. For more information on OS-HELP loans and to apply, please click here.

ENGG454: PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

As a requirement for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Engineering, students are required to obtain at least 12 weeks approved professional experience in a relevant industry during the course and submit a report to the satisfaction of the Discipline Directors of Studies. A Project Everest Project can account for 4-6 weeks of your professional experience requirement. Students must have completed 48 credit points towards their degree.

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Enrolment in this subject enables you access to an OS-HELP loan. For more information on OS-HELP loans and to apply, please click here.

CRLP200/201: Careers Ready Learning and Practice

UOW Careers Central offers this internship subject to all undergraduate students who have completed at least 72 credit points and have a weighted average mark of 60 or above. It can be taken as either a 6 or 8 credit point elective subject depending on its suitability for your course.

In CRLP200/201, students develop their ability to plan and manage their career and must complete a work experience component. A Project Everest project can account for this requirement.

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Enrolment in this subject enables you access to an OS-HELP loan. For more information on OS-HELP loans and to apply, please click here.

COMM391: Professional Experience in Business

Students who have a WAM average of 65 and completed 96 credit points including all Business 1st year core subjects can access the opportunity to integrate and apply university knowledge in an industry context through an internship with Project Everest.

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Enrolment in this subject enables you access to an OS-HELP loan. For more information on OS-HELP loans and to apply, please click here.

Macquarie University

GLOBAL LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

Macquarie’s Global Leadership Program is an extracurricular program that can be undertaken alongside any degree at Macquarie. The Global Leadership Program has been designed so that students not only learn global skills and understanding – but put them into practice by studying, volunteering and participating in activities in Australia and overseas.
The GLP awards credit for academic and cultural experiences with an international component or cross-cultural focus to both undergraduate and postgraduate students.
By engaging in a range of internationally focused activities, Macquarie students get real experience at applying the concepts of cross-cultural understanding, all the while enhancing their resume.
A Project Everest Program may be attributed towards your GLP requirements. We encourage you to contact GLP staff directly to inquire further.

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Please note there is no formal partnership between Macquarie University and Project Everest.

University of Sydney

BUSS2503: COMMUNITY PLACEMENT PROGRAM

OPEN TO BUSINESS, SCIENCE AND COLLEGE OF ARTS FACULTIES

The Community Placement Program (CPP) provides students with the opportunity to work with a diverse range of social businesses. One of the fastest growing sectors in Australia and overseas, social enterprises aim to simultaneously create social and economic value by bringing social impact into the value chain of traditional business models.

As social businesses are often under-resourced, CPP students are relied upon to apply their knowledge, skills and energy to implement new products, marketing strategies or business processes. Students work in teams and are led by an academic and supported by professional staff who are focused on delivering a quality output for its partners. This hands-on experience enables students to contribute to positive change to the business, and more broadly, to the community that it serves.

Students must have completed 48 credit points towards their degree and have a credit point average.

CPP Applications close 21st October.

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Enrolment in this subject enables you access to an OS-HELP loan. For more information on OS-HELP loans and to apply, please click here.

University of Technology Sydney

BUiLD Abroad

BUiLD offers travel grants for BUiLD Abroad Programs for eligible students. If you are eligible, simply apply for the BUiLD Abroad program you want to join and the BUiLD team will assess your application for the program and the grant.

Note: Students who are not eligible for a grant may still apply to go on a BUiLD Abroad program and have the option to explore other avenues to fund their trip.

If you are looking for further funding to assist you to cover the financial costs of a BUiLD Abroad program, you may be eligible to apply for OS-HELP. If you are interested in applying for OS-HELP, please read the information on the OS-HELP website (opens an external site) and then contact the BUiLD team.

Projects run in Fiji and Cambodia may be eligible for BUiLD Abroad.

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University of New South Wales

SCIENCE INTERNSHIP

This course had been developed for students who find a work placement / internship either unpaid or paid and would like to receive academic credit for the placement.

This course will enable students to explore and gain a practical understanding of the requirements and expectations of the professional workplace through experiential learning. Students will develop their knowledge, capabilities and employability skills. Internships/work placements enable students to gain practical, supervised experience in the work place.

The course is available to domestic and international students. If a domestic or international student wishes to undertake an overseas work placement extra conditions will apply before the placement is approved.

Students must have a WAM of 65 with no more than 1 fail or above and have completed 48 units of credit to be eligible for this course.

Permission to enrol in SCIF2199 will only be granted if the work internship/work placement is compatible to the student’s major.

Enrolment in this subject enables you access to an OS-HELP loan. For more information on OS-HELP loans and to apply, please click here.

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Economic Empowerment

Micro Enterprise Accelerator (Bula Vou and Siga Days)

In helping realising the eighth sustainable development goal, Project Everest has engaged in assisting grassroots businesses in a number of developing countries flourish. Two of these businesses, Bula Vou and Siga Days, are community owned and operated food manufacturing businesses in Fiji.

Micro Enterprise Accelerator (Research)

Project Everest is looking to further develop its capacity to incubate and accelerate microenterprises in a number of developing nations with the aim of removing barriers to access to affordable finance and business advice.