Why Project Everest Ventures?
Our Projects have
Our projects are not month long projects, they’re several years in length – you come in for a segment of that. It operates beyond that involvement which works towards sustainability and away from projects operating simply for the sake of students going on them. While student development is a huge focus of ours, we are highly conscious of the impact these international internships have on communities.
Most students continue their involvement after their internship:
The biggest difference between PEV and other international internships is the various ways to continue to stay involved post the initial internship. We call these Pathways, you can intern for 4, 8, or 12 weeks, then you have the option to apply for Business Development Training or Team Leader Training (an accredited Cert III in Leadership through ‘Forme’). Once you have completed the training, you could return on
How far you take the Projects is up to you:
PEV does not intend on holding onto all of the projects in entirety, you have the opportunity to own part of the business venture and how far you go with that is up to your own success, drive
Your team is multidisciplinary:
It’s financially competitive considering the time in-country and other available providers:
Many international internship options available to students are two weeks in length. PEV projects start at four
Student travel insurance is always included:
We work closely with International SOS to ensure we always have the most up to date and reliable safety and
Details on our student travel insurance can be found here.
Training is incorporated and valued:
We started this
are PEV alumni:
Our employment opportunities are made available first to our alumni base. It makes sense as the experience you have from being involved can’t be transferred without that
Throughout university, however, I didn’t anticipate my particular skill-set in design and innovation strategy, fulfilling an existing role in the office team. Fortunately, my graduation coincided with the introduction of the Content Creation/Coordinator role. Since taking this on, I have applied the skills from my education towards my understanding of what it means to embody PEV in voice and image. As the first person to undertake this position, I have had the flexibility to craft this role into whatever it needs to be, and to have this authority and freedom so quickly out of university is incredibly unique and liberating. Lily Partridge
There are multiple destinations:
We are currently based in Fiji, Cambodia, Timor-Leste, Malawi and in the next few months, India. We have been
We are the opposite end of the spectrum to voluntourism or study tours:
While there is merit to study tours, PEV does not run study tours. We are completely opposed to voluntourism due to the myriad of issues it causes in communities. Our projects are internships where students will work on long-term, sustainable businesses, that address a social issue. These businesses operate within local communities, and the success of ‘business’ in this space (as opposed to charity) is that if the community doesn’t want it, doesn’t need it, or can’t afford it – they won’t buy it. The project then needs to iterate and become desired,
We never use the term ‘because this is how we have always done it’:
As a business, we value innovation, we are always looking