Children’s Art Museum of Nepal
Learning Labs Internship
Children’s Art Museum of Nepal (CAM Nepal) is Nepal’s first Art Museum for children. CAM Nepal is a safe and creative space that provides children and youth with creative and educational outlets for expressing themselves. CAM offers regular project based activities where children explore and learn about science, culture, the arts, literacy, health, the environment and more through unique art mediums to express themselves. We have worked with international artists and locally worked with organizations like UNICEF, UNHCR and Kathmandu University. Internationally, we have collaborated with the Google Cultural Institute, Rubin Art Museum, and Art Refuge UK. Last summer, CAM celebrated its 5th Anniversary featuring the works of our summer interns from Gettysburg College, PA and the children we work with. We are sure to excite all ages at our unique creative space with our larger than life mural and our giant floating goldfish!
An internship at CAM Nepal is a great opportunity for students to challenge themselves while also creating a positive impact in young people’s lives. Students will be learning skills on how to fosters creativity in children, while also navigating the unique language and cultural scene that comes with working in a foreign country. Students will learn how to carry out workshops successfully and understand how to work with partner organizations and think through operations logistics. Our internship program allows students to become more effective leaders by learning how to delegate tasks when in need of support. Most importantly, through careful documentation and reports throughout the process, students will create effective workshops that can be replicated even after the internship has ended, ensuring that their hard work has a legacy. By the end of the program students will have experienced personal growth and a body of work that they can always be proud of.
Learning Labs (LL) is Nepal’s first education technology camp for children offered at the Children’s Art Museum of Nepal. In Nepal’s instructionist curriculum, there is no room for creativity in science and math learning. LL aims to change this by providing children with exposure to creative computing and developing their 21st century skills through project based art making. CAM believes that this is a big way to pave the future of children’s lives to prepare them to be successful adults. Learning Labs was designed by Sneha Shrestha at the Harvard Innovations Lab under the guidance of Professor Fernando Reimers. In July 2017, Learning Labs started its pilot program and so far has received 97% positive response. The internship will be 8 weeks long where Harvard students, CAM kids and CAM staff work together to produce and present work in the Purushotam Gallery at CAM.
CAM Nepal was started by Sneha Shrestha in 2013 to provide a space for Nepali children to creatively express themselves and develop 21st century skills through project based art making. Sneha is an international artist and educator who received her master’s from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and works as the Founder and Senior Advisor for CAM Nepal.
This opportunity is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Students must be interested in one or more of the following: technology and education, non-profit organizations, South Asia, Developing Countries, Art and Education. In addition, students should have experience working with children ages 5- 15, be a team player, be open-minded to various cultures and practices, and have a strong work ethic.
During your internship students will:
- Work closely with CAM staff
- Work with other community organizations that partner with CAM Nepal
- Conduct scheduled workshops with children with other CAM interns and individually
- Build relationships with CAM Nepal’s community partners; non-profits, schools, teachers and parents
- Visit different types of schools and learn about the education system of Nepal
- Design and lead your own workshops
- Take basic language classes in Nepali
- Learn and follow the ethos of CAM Nepal
- Take ownership in learning about art and education in Nepal through experience
CAM Nepal will cover expenses for all language training, mentors for interns and guest speakers (please see below).
Students will need to cover the following expenses:
- Round Trip Plane Tickets to Nepal: $1,000 (Price varies depending on the airline and month of travel – it can be up to $1700)
- Host Family (breakfast and dinner provided): $175 per week, $1400 total
- CAM fee of $1580 to cover following expenses for interns:
- Intern Stipend for all lunches and snacks for 8 weeks (CAM staff disburses stipend for students on a weekly basis)
- All in country transportation (2 overnight excursions + site visits)(Excursions e.g. trekking in rural villages to get a sense of school settings outside the capital of the country)
- Visa expenses
- Nepali Classes and guest speakers: sponsored by CAM
- Basic Nepali language classes to be able to speak basic Nepali with host family and local community partners
- Mentors for interns: sponsored by CAM
- Interns’ first week will be spent on cite visits to 3 different types of schools (public, private and international) and mentors who are experts in the Nepali education field help gain an understanding of the Nepali education system and the children’s organizations that CAM partners with. CAM also tailors site visits depending on the students’ interests
Please send a resume and cover letter to Sneha Shrestha at nepalCAM@gmail.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Tags: Education, Arts