Everest Recycling Solutions

LOCATION

Cambodia & Timor-Lesté

DATES

December

26 November – 22 December

6 places available.

January

02 January – 27 January

9 places available.

February

29 January -24 February

9 places available.

All positions filled for Cambodia December.

PRICE

SITUATION

Project Everest is dedicated to helping realise the Sustainable Development Goals. Of these goals, Project Everest has been working on goal eleven, Sustainable Cities and Communities: make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. One component of this goal is minimising the per capita negative environmental impacts of cities, specifically as it relates to waste management.

  • Major issue is a lack of waste disposal services in the region.
  • Looking at mainly semi-rural communities where the market is not saturated (given the high perceived switching costs associated with waste management).
MISSION

Post summer projects an exciting opportunity to link the following elements exists:

  1. local businesses with a lack of plastic, aluminum, and glass removal options
  2. social enterprises aimed at processing those raw materials
  3. community members who have access to transport recourses such as trucks.

This project is in the implementation and test stage. The mission is to swiftly implement a minimum viable product with existing stakeholders within Dili and the Siem Reap region to test the viability of a plastic and aluminum transport and recycle business in Dili and a waste collection and sorting business in Siem Reap. This would include developing contracts, MOUs, handling cash flow projections, testing and iterating on the prototype, managing stakeholder relationships, marketing, and human resources.

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Project Everest is dedicated to helping realise the Sustainable Development Goals. Of these goals, Project Everest has been working on goal eleven, Sustainable Cities and Communities: make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. One component of this goal is minimising the per capita negative environmental impacts of cities, specifically as it relates to waste management.

Academic Credit

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

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 with 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 completed 96 credit points including all Business 1st year core subjects can take part in a career ready learning elective, regardless of their degree that will count as credit and provide access to an OS HELP loan.

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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.

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.

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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ANFR4001 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:
Students completing a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (BScAgr) degree at USYD are required to complete at least 40 days of approved professional experience, plus at least one Faculty Excursion. This experience is to be undertaken during vacation period and is part of a program of a 6 credit point unit of study entitled professional development (ANFR4001) that they complete throughout their degree.

A minimum of 15 days of the 40 day requirement must be completed as ‘On-Farm’/Field. The remainder is completed either on another on-farm/field placement or with organisations involved in agriculture, business, research and the resource industries and is known as ‘graduate’ experience.

Project Everest allows for BScAgr to undertake professional development counting towards 20 of the 40 days with 15 days contributing to the compulsory on farm days and 5 contributing towards non-farm days.

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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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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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