Students of Journalism, Law, Social and Political Sciences are likely to apply for the thesis writing program of Internship Nepal. Students engaged in this program will be collecting necessary data and information, analyzing the facts and discussing about their topic of research or project throughout their internship duration. At the end of the internship, students will need to write a thesis report on their topic of choice and the overall internship experience. Students with good writing skills are hugely encouraged to apply.
This program will prove to be a marvelous opportunity for the graduate, masters, post graduate and PHD degree students willing to write their thesis in the issues related to Nepal.
The program duration is a minimum of 4 weeks for thesis writing. In case of time shortage or emergency, this duration can be minimized as per the consent of students.
This 5-phase program is elaborated below:
I. First phase: Institutions’ visit and research preparation
In the first phase, the interns will identify the general and specific objectives of research. Moreover, interns will be given orientation about their research topic while also getting a brief introduction to the Nepalese culture orientation provided by the intern’s supervisor. Since students are from different cultural backgrounds, the cultural orientation will familiarize them with the dos and don’ts. Another activity scheduled in the first phase of the internship is to visit foreign aid related institutions and consult useful literature on the foreign aid to Nepal, such as books, reports, etc.
II. Second phase: Meetings and Interviews
We arrange meetings, interaction session and interviews with professionals, experts, resource persons, civil society representatives and other useful individuals to this research. The main objective of the above mentioned meetings and interviews is to offer background information in order to dig out or identify merits as well as challenges of the related topic in Nepal. This word of advice from experts of the related subjects can help students point out the pros and cons of the issues. It is also during this stage that the intern will begin writing the very introductory part of the research work.
III. Third phase: Exclusive interviews, group discussions, and field visits.
In this stage, students will conduct exclusive interviews with resource persons, such as experts and other various knowledgeable individuals on foreign aid in Nepal. Moreover, we encourage that students go on field visits for the case study of their matter of interest. He/she shall conduct a number of surveys and start compiling them in order to form a framework of the thesis.
IV. Forth phase: Final interview and discussion
In this stage the intern will conduct final interviews mostly with people with high influence in the Nepalese Government policy making or other various local officials; possibly with different political party leaders. During this period, queries and questions that might have aroused in the previous discussions can be clarified from policy makers or other concerned individuals or institutions.
V. Fifth phase: Internship Report Writing-compiling, tabling and data analysis.
In this phase, the interns will compile and table first and secondary data then analyze it. The final compilation then has to be presented to the internship coordinator, who proof-reads for any probable errors.