Only 315€ per week!
Intern at an Eye Hospital in Kathmandu and enhance your career of Ophthalmology.
You will shadow specialized Ophthalmologists in Nepal and gain first-hand experience of Ophthalmological practices in Nepal, assist hospital staff in day to day tasks at the hospital. You will also be called to conduct community awareness programs and clinics. Depending on your specialization, you may work with various Departments such as Department of Surgeries, General Ophthalmology, Investigations and Pathology.
Nepal Eye Program was officially launched on July 1992 to support the prevention & control of blindness in Nepal and the region. Since then the efforts of the government and non-governmental organizations in this field have resulted in crucial improvements and development. As an intern of Ophthalmology, you will shadow specialized Ophthalmologists in Nepal and gain first-hand experience of Ophthalmological practices in Nepal. You will also be called to conduct community awareness programs and clinics.
This internship will take place in a private or community eye hospital in Kathmandu. You will spend your time with Ophthalmology practitioners and observe the practices and procedures done at the hospital. You will also be called upon to assist hospital staff when required. Depending on your specialization, you may have to work with various Departments such as Department of Surgeries, General Ophthalmology, Investigations and Pathology.
The first week of your internship is composed of an introduction to the local culture, customs, dos and don’ts. This week will get you kickstarted into this amazing country located at the foothills of the mighty Himalayas. Not only will you get to learn about the language and lifestyle, but you will also visit see the city and will learn to get around the place on your own.
During the first 3 days from Monday to Wednesday, you will get to know the life and style of Nepal and learn what to expect during your internship. Your internship coordinator will show you around the city and will give you tips and tricks you must know when in Nepal.
From Thursday to Friday on your first week, you will receive an academic introduction session before the internship. During these sessions, a professional supervisor will educate you about the local situation and developments surrounding the industry/field in which the internship takes place and prepares the intern for the local work environment/culture.
Career development for young individuals, by applying and progressing their skills in a foreign working environment.
After breakfast, you will leave for the Ophthalmology hospital in Kathmandu to start your day’s work. You will spend working hours with Ophthalmologists and nurses while assisting with various day to day tasks.
You will be assigned to your sessions based on your experience and field of study in Ophthalmology. Tasks and timings of your assignment may vary depending on the current needs and conditions at the hospital. Generally, your daily routine will be from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm.
Your daily tasks will include,
Note: This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.
Minimum age: 18
Maximum age: –
Minimum English level: Advanced
CRB required: On Signup
Passport copy required: On Signup
Resume copy required: On Signup
Required qualification: Academic qualifications in a related field.
Kathmandu, the capital and largest city in Nepal, is like no other city in the world. The decaying buildings in the heart of the city are a contrast to the lively atmosphere that permeates the streets. The smell of incense wafts from the stores while street sellers push their wares, and people go about their daily lives, all against a backdrop of historic temples and carved statues.
For several hundred years, Kathmandu was one of three rival royal cities, along with Bhaktapur and Patan. Situated in close proximity to each other, today these three almost run together. The highlight of Kathmandu has long been Durbar Square, the largest of the palace squares in the three royal cities and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Temples and monuments of varying shapes, sizes, styles, and faiths can be found here.
For most visitors to Nepal, Kathmandu Valley is the arrival point and the primary focus of the visit. This small, mountain-sheltered valley is the historical center of Nepal, a place where kingdoms rose and fell, where palaces and temples were built and rebuilt, and where Nepali art and culture was developed and refined. Rivers and streams interlace with the landscape, the brick-red villages cling to ridges to preserve precious land and even from the bustling centers of each of the cities, it is possible to catch a glimpse of the snow-capped peaks of the majestic Himalayas against the intense blue skies.
There is a mini library where you can read, a beautiful garden to relax in, dining and lounge areas where you can hang out with fellow participants and a working space. Furthermore, there is a refrigerator which you are welcome to use to store food and beverages.
You will be provided with breakfast everyday.
Our house is located five kilometers away from the city center, where you can find anything you might need. The nearest ATM and supermarket are located a 15-minute walk away from our accommodation.
No scheduled activities outside the program.
Shopping in Kathmandu is an experience in itself. Thamel, Kathmandu tourist hotspot, is where shoppers can find Nepalese, Tibetan and Indian artifacts, wood carvings, handicraft and an assortment of unique clothing and apparel. There are also several malls where you can find fashionable clothing and grocery stores offering everything from wine to breakfast cereals. There are numerous dining options available throughout the city, including Italian, Indian, Thai, Korean and Chinese in addition to a variety of local cuisine.
From this location we do not provide free transport to other locations.
Name: Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal
Population: 28.98 million
Currency: Nepalese rupee (NPR)
Time zone: UTC +5:45
Namaste and welcome to Nepal, a country of high Himalayan Mountains, artistic monuments, exotic wildlife, and diverse cultures. Located between 80 12' east longitude and between 26 22' and 30 27' north latitude, Nepal extends along the south slopes of the Himalayas in central Asia.
Although Nepal is small, it has the greatest latitudinal variation of any country. The land rises from the southern plains of the Terai, barely above sea level at 70 meters, to the top of the Mt. Everest, the highest peak on Earth at 8848 meters above sea level, in a distance of less than 200 km.
Weather conditions in Nepal vary from region to region. Summer and late spring temperatures range from about 28C in the hill region of the country to more than 40C in the Terai. In the winter, the average maximum and minimum temperatures in the Terai range from a brisk 7C to mild 23C. The central valleys experience a minimum temperature often falling below the freezing point and a chilly 12C maximum. Much colder temperatures prevail at higher elevations. The Kathmandu Valley has a mild climate, ranging from 19 to 27C in the summer and 2 to 20C in the winter. In the winter, it only snows in the high elevations, around 9,000 feet. In the highest elevations, it snows year-round. The monsoon can last from mid-June to mid-August although the majority of the rain arrives in July.
Winter: From December to February, the mornings and evenings will be cold; in the daytime, you will be fine with a sweater or thin jacket.
Spring: From March to May is the best time to be in Nepal as it is neither hot nor cold. However, it does get quite windy.
Summer: June to August. Hot, humid and monsoon season.
Fall: Very pleasant and mild weather. It gets a bit windy but you will be fine with a sweater or a jacket.
Nepal's many ethnic groups are as varied as its land with their own languages and cultures. A wide variety of ethnic groups occupy the mid-hills. In the Kathmandu Valley the major population that we find is Newars, whose culture and artistry have earned them an international reputation. The Sherpas are known as tough mountain climbers. Brahmins and Chhetris are scattered over the hills and valleys, and Tamangs are found in the districts around the Kathmandu Valley. The Rais, Limbu, Gurung, Magars of the mid-hills have earned fame as Gurkha soldiers. Lowland ethnic groups such as Maithili, Bhojpuri, and Tharu enhance the colorful mosaic. The population of Nepal is about 28.98 million.
One of the cheapest ways to get around Nepal. However, you get what you pay for! They are often crowded (and not just with people, sometimes even goats!). Most buses don’t depart until they get filled up, so it is not a good idea for those who have a tight schedule.
These are slightly more expensive than local buses but also more comfortable. Greenline buses offer routers between Kathmandu, Chitwan, Lumbini and Pokhara. It is recommended to book in advance to make sure you get a seat.
Taxis are either private taxis as in any other cities or “10 Rupee” taxis, which are public. This means they don’t leave a place until they are full. The name, “10 Rupee taxis” does not mean they cost 10 Rupee! Do feel free to bargain
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