The Details

We could try to explain all of the little things that make up what we do with our ventures, our training and our community, but who has the time for that? We certainly don’t.

So here are the most important details that you should know.

The reason for this is that we are the only people that do what we do, and we keep pushing our practice to continually operate at the frontline of development. Our ventures are evolving, we’re improving our operations in Australia and overseas, and our training immersions seem to grow tenfold every semester. What we can guarantee, however, is that you’re signing up for an experience like no other.

If you are successful in your application and interviews for one of our projects, you’ll be required to attend pre-departure training, and then an overseas internship of 4, 8, or 12 weeks. Some projects only operate in certain countries due to feasibility, viability, and the local infrastructure to implement a specific business model. Click here to see which projects are running in each country.

As a trekker in country, you’ll be playing a hands-on role at the core of the venture development: working directly with the local community and iterating your product or service to ensure a locally tailored solution to the social issue. You, your team, and your leaders will be responsible for the the development of this startup at a grassroots level – pretty awesome, right?

Whilst your overall internship will be similar no matter which project you undertake and where, each experience differs based on country, project, leadership team, you team and your group. Not only will your work experience be different from others you graduate beside at university, but it will also even be unique alongside other people within Project Everest. So, whilst we could go into a whole lot more detail about your daily activities, how it feels living with a 20-40 other people, the best weekend activities in country, the huge personal and professional growth, and how delicious the local food is (hello 25c Timorese chicken skewers!), we won’t… so you’ll just have to trust us.

Project Dates

Your internship in-country will last for either 4, 8, or 12 weeks, subject to project availability.

2020 Training Dates

NSW: Saturday, October 24, 20
VIC: Saturday, October 31, 20

NSW: Saturday, November 21, 20
VIC: Thursday, November 19, 20

Countries We Operate

The countries we are working in are continuously assessed for safety and venture feasibility. We design projects the needs of the local community to ensure that a long term and ongoing sustainable impact can be achieved.


  • Energy Infrastructure
  • Biomass Fuels


  • Hidden Hunger
  • Microfinance
  • Solar Solutions
  • Female Hygiene & Sanitation

Timor Leste

  • Sustainable Stoves
  • Female Hygiene & Sanitation


  • Social Consulting
  • Sustainable Stoves

Coming on Project

If you undertake an internship with us, you will be working in a team of 6-8 other trekkers (other awesome students like you) to work on the development of a particular venture. You’ll have a highly trained team leader whose focus will be on facilitating the project growth and the wellbeing of the team, as well as a Group Leader and 2IC (second-in-charge) to manage the group as a whole.


If you get to the end of project and are begging for more, there are a number of pathways available to keep involved with PE Ventures, your project, and to further your personal development into leadership or business consulting.

What it looks like


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