Tevel Fellowship

What's included

Dreaming of a career in International Development? Striving to make a real impact on the world? 

The Tevel Fellowship targets the most outstanding leaders and young professionals passionate about working for change on a community level. The fellows work in villages for 7-months in multidisciplinary teams in projects together with an equal group of national fellows from Nepal. The program includes training prior to deployment and throughout the program, covering topics such as intercultural work, community building, globalization, language study and professional training.

The Tevel Fellowship is open to: 

  • Young, Jewish professionals with hands-on experience in fields related to international development such as agriculture, education, youth and women’s empowerment, health and media.
  • Outstanding young leaders with limited or no academic experience but strong leadership potential and passion for social change.

The Tevel Fellowship is made possible through the generous support of Pears Foundation and the Schusterman Foundation-Israel.

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Tevel Fellows are young professionals with a degree or significant professional experience in one of the following fields:

  • Agriculture: Agronomy and plant science, animal husbandry or veterinary medicine
  • Education: Teaching, informal education, early-childhood development
  • Community: Social work, group facilitation, drama
  • Health: Nursing, public health, paramedical professions, physicians
  • Computers and Media:  IT infrastructure, computer and technology education, journalism, filmmaking, photography

Don’t have experience in these fields? The Tevel Fellowship is also open to young leaders with passion and commitment to social change. No academic or professional experience necessary! 

Are you the right person for the job? 

Coming soon- applications for the 2018-2019 will open in March.

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What's included

The Tevel Fellowship program offers a highly-subsidized package that covers many expenses while on the program (what you really need- no frills at all).

All fellows cover their own flights and medical insurance, however fellows who successfully complete the program will receive a partial reimbursement of $1250 towards the costs of their flights and insurance.

The program covers the following:

  • Visa costs
  • In-country professional training and language study
  • Accommodations
  • Meals
  • Staff Support

All volunteers do need some additional pocket money to cover personal expenses and travel during vacations. Likewise there is a participation fee of $300 to be paid upon acceptance to the program.

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The program is active in earthquake-stricken areas in the Ramechhap district of Nepal. To learn more about Tevel’s post earthquake activities click here.


October 3rd, 2017 – May 17th, 2018

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Sudin Bikram Shahi

Hannah Busis

Shoiheni Sherpa

Niruna Yonjan

Shani Amar

Prakash Bhandari

Ayal Ben-Or

Rashmi Shrestha

Stefanie Waltar

Rishav Thapa Magar

Emily Gruber

Sanjay Singh Bist

Shilpa Potrel

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