Tibet Corps service opportunities arise out of a clear need expressed by a host institute typically a department or entity affiliated with the CTA.
The dhang-shab-pas do not supplant the role and work of existing staff, but instead fill a clearly defined and needed role. Dhang-shab-pas will support and strengthen the capacities of existing staff and infrastructure. A dhang shab pa’s service term is finite, however it may be that the dhang shab pa’s connection to the host institute will continue over time so that the dhang shab pa will be a back up resource in a growing reservoir of Tibetan talent and support.
Most service opportunities will require the dhang-shab-pas to work in close partnership with one or more staff to ensure that the learning and know-how is diffused and transferred across the host institute.