Rural Community Development: Education Fellowship



Start Date


End Date


Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)




The two Education Fellows will work together both in the Foundation’s classroom and in the local government school supporting English language programs. The candidates will have an enormous voice in setting the tone of educational programming. We are looking for two positive, self-starters to work with our team and to continue building on our education efforts in Oda.

Fellows will arrive in Kathmandu at the beginning of August and will take a month-long Nepali language course before traveling out to the Oda Foundation’s site in Kalikot. Candidates must possess desire and excitement to dive head first into the Nepali language upon arrival in Nepal. Much of this job entails working with and communicating effectively among marginalized Nepali communities with little to no English comprehension.

Upon arrival at the project site, the Education Fellows will be primarily responsible for running our tutoring programs and will be active players in our nursery school as well as our local government school partnership. The two Education Fellows will also have the freedom and creativity to dive into our health and community empowerment initiatives. All Fellows are strongly encouraged to pursue any interests they have within the entirety of Oda Foundation programming.

Key responsibilities include:

  • In collaboration with our Nepali Director of Education, the Fellow will help teach 5 English classes a day to children 7 to 17 years old
  • Daily lesson planning for all 5 classes
  • Working with Oda Foundation staff members to expand upon existing curriculum in the Foundation’s Classroom
  • Teaching within the government school to support a public/private partnership
  • Maintaining student records, attendance, grades, and evaluations
  • Assisting Oda staff with general operations and education strategies as well as monitoring and evaluation.
  • Coordinating with the Fellows team to gather social media material, website updates regarding classroom activities, and emails supporting sponsorship efforts
  • Working with Fellows team to continue weekly preventative health education curriculum and weekend wellness activities
  • Identifying and evaluating standout students for scholarship opportunities

Successful candidates will have:

  • A desire to work in the education or development sector, specifically in a developing country
  • An ESL/TOEFL certificate or training is not a requirement but will stand out
  • An open-minded attitude towards living and working in extremely remote and rural Nepal. There are many challenges that accompany living and working in a developing country; Fellows will have limited access to internet and electricity
  • A strong work ethic and a genuine desire to make a difference in the lives of the people living in the Karnali State of Nepal
  • A cultural competence and patient nature towards dealing with a drastically different education environment than what is found in developed countries
  • A proven track record for success, whether this is academically or otherwise


  • Stipend Provided
  • Training Provided
  • Housing Available
  • Language/Cultural Support Available


  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

Please email your resume and cover letter to by July 8th.