Young development entrepreneurs apprenticeship program

YOUNG, Passionate about Development and EAGER to LEARN?

Through our Young Development Entrepreneurs Apprenticeship Program we offer young Nepali an opportunity to gain experience in development by working together with our team of young, dynamic and creative professionals. As a member of our team, you will be involved in our day to day work focusing on meaningful tasks in one or more of our strategic areas while learning more about development entrepreneurship and expanding your skill set.

As an apprentice, you will...
  • Learn how to conduct research, write and present information in a strategic, engaging and creative way
  • Develop and implement innovative solutions to address pressing development challenges in Nepal from start to finish
  • Conduct outreach and support the organization of events
  • You will be supervised by a dedicated mentor and receive support from our team.
  • You will be provided with practical and well-structured learning opportunities, such as Skill Building and Knowledge Labs
  • You will get a basic allowance
  • After the completion of your work with us, you will join our Alumni Network and Bikas Udhyami will be your reference
We are looking for someone who is…
  • 20-30 years old
  • Nepali citizen
  • Ready to make 3-6 months full-time commitment
  • Recent Bachelor or Master graduate in any discipline or currently enrolled in Master studies
What other qualities do we care about?
  • Good verbal and writing skills in Nepali and English
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative
  • Interest to tackle Nepal’s development challenges
  • Maturity
  • Hardworking
  • Interpersonal skills
Interested and ready to apply?

We offer a limited number apprenticeship opportunities every year for a duration of up to 6 months. If you are interested, submit your application materials to

  1. Resume
  2. Personal Information Questionnaire
  3. Cover Letter: explain your motivation, what you could contribute to Bikas Udhyami and what your future plans are (max 300 words).
  4. Essay answering: Describe ONE creative idea about how Nepal can grow? (max 400 words)
What’s next?

If selected, you will be invited for an interview at Bikas Udhyami office and we will decide if we are a good match for each other.


"My time at Bikas Udhyami as Apprentice was awesome. With such friendly and professional working environment and brilliant hard working team, I had a very rewarding 3 months at Bikas Udhnyami. My favorite times were probably the skill labs - so much to learn and so much to share. I believe my communication skills and confidence have been enriched, thanks to the amazing team members and mentors at Bikas Udhyami, who guided me and helped me become better as a professional and as a person. I am very thankful for all the guidance and care."

Rohit Kapali


" Working at Bikas Udhyami has been a very memorable experience for me. The enthusiastic colleagues who added to the upbeat working environment at the workplace everyday made work feel less effort and more fun.

It was not just about the 9am-5pm time duration where we did our assigned works, but also the discussions we had as a part of our apprenticeship development program and during our lunch breaks, I loved sharing as well as listening to what was being shared. I felt motivated to contribute more by pushing ideas or suggestions or critique whenever I felt the need to. This was important for me as it allowed me to be more cognisant of my opinions and its clarity of and to also hear from those who already have expertise in the related aspects.

Additionally, as I was highly interested in research and data processing & analysis related work, I was given good opportunity to work to further explore my core interests which piqued my enthusiasm as well. "

Urishna Shakya


"My experience as an Apprentice at Bikas Udhyami was very fruitful. The learning and working environment of this organization were inspiring. The apprentices are treated as professionals and are given various opportunities to express their opinions and show their capabilities. The team members are very cooperative and generous, they always helped me improve and learn new things. As a result, I enhanced my communication and writing skills and became more professional and confident. The skills and knowledge I gained will be very helpful for my future. "

Roshi K.C.