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IIP-Kathmandu Valley Preservation Trust
Kathmandu, Nepal (Outgoing Program)
|Partner Institution/Organization Homepage:||Click to visit|
|Restrictions:||Princeton applicants only|
|Dept Offering Program:||International Internship Program (IIP)||Program Type:||Internship|
|Program Features:||Community Service, Field Work, Research||Degree Level:||1st year u/g students, 2nd year u/g students, 3rd year u/g students|
|Time Away:||Summer||Housing options:||Student Responsibilty with support from IIP and/or Host Organization|
|Program Group:||International Internship Program|
Kathmandu Valley Preservation Trust
About: The Kathmandu Valley Preservation Trust (KVPT) was founded in 1991 with the mission to safeguard the extraordinary and threatened architectural heritage of the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal. The negative impact of today’s development pressures poses a threat not only to individual monuments but to the future of public space and urban life in the valley at large.
Since 1991, KVPT has saved over 70 historic buildings including temples, step-wells, monasteries, palaces, and homes, and has launched three major campaigns for preservation on an urban scale. KVPT collaborates with community groups, local and international specialists, educational institutions, and the Department of Archaeology of the Government of Nepal. Restoration and conservation operations have initiated key research and training programs, and the KVPT office in Patan Darbar Square has become a resource center for architecture and urbanism in Nepal.
Intern Responsibilities: IIP intern responsibilities will include proposal writing, restoration and creating/implementing public programming.
Documenting the project during restoration and rebuilding. Supervision of restoration and rebuilding of monuments and
preparation of project progress and final reports including flyers and brochures
Requirements: IIP candidates with interests in arts, architecture, urban design/planning, communications and marketing are encouraged to apply. Technical skills/experience in social media and restoration would be an asset but are not required.
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