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Digital & Social Impact Intern

20 November 2023

UWC Atlantic

Job title: Digital and Social Impact Intern
Salary: £1,000 per month plus free accommodation (for one person only) or Real Living Wage (£1825 per month) without accommodation 
6 month contract, with the potential of an additional 6 month extension

About the role:

Lighthouse is UWC Atlantic College’s Changemaking Hub and serves to inspire and support student- initiated impact projects, where the UWC community can gather around their shared mission and values to enact positive change. Lighthouse offers training, personal coaching, space, events, funding and student access to alumni and partnerships to support them in the development of their projects and connects them with appropriate resources to ensure success.

This exciting role works alongside the Head of Social Impact Initiatives to mentor and support students in taking action on complex real world issues, with a particular focus on developing tech, digital and social entrepreneurship projects, to enact a lasting and positive difference in their communities. In collaboration with the Head of Social Impact, the post-holder supports the implementation and delivery projects and learning opportunities through Lighthouse, our on-campus centre for meaningful changemaking, where the community gathers around our shared values to initiate, incubate, and implement mission-aligned projects.

They also support marketing of events through regular newsletters and generally help to build a broader profile for Lighthouse and to help build the impact of our programming to reach more students. If you are curious in using your skills to help the next generation of talented changemakers learn how to step up to the multiple challenges of our times, to help guide their development, this is a perfect opportunity for you.

About Us:

UWC Atlantic is the founding College of the United World College global education movement. Its home is the beautiful 12th Century St Donat’s Castle in South Wales, where students from over 90 countries come for two years to live and work together in a dynamic learning landscape.

UWC is a deliberately diverse, mission-driven international movement with a strong commitment to the educational principles of Kurt Hahn, its founder. It has a passionate belief in the importance of education as a force for good in the world - to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future.

Since 1962, UWC has entrusted students with authentic responsibility and guided them to make appropriate choices and to learn from their mistakes. It is through this trust, responsibility and accountability that students learn that they can make a difference (‘You are needed’) and that through effort and engagement they can achieve far more than they ever imagined (‘There is more in you than you think’).

UWC empowers bridge-builders, systems changers and compassionate global citizens through the delivery of a pioneering and distinctive IB (International Baccalaureate) educational model.

UWC’s student body is hugely diverse (from around 90 countries every year) based on its ability to reach out across the globe to attract and encourage new students from vastly differing political, religious, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. These inspirational young people, the next generation of leaders, are drawn from among the most marginalised groups of today’s world and the most privileged. Students are selected on their promise and potential to create impact in the fields of sustainability, social justice and peace. Atlantic College offers one of the most comprehensive scholarship programmes available at pre- University level, with 50% of students receiving financial support.

For all information and an application form please go to our website at:

Completed application forms should be emailed to:

Closing date for receipt of applications: Thursday 30 November 2023

The interview process will begin on: Monday 11 December 2023

Please note that the only method of application we accept is a completed UWCA Application form - we do not accept CV’s.

This role is not eligible to be sponsored by the College, but it is the candidate’s responsibility to obtain a suitable visa. 

If you are applying from a qualifying country, please contact: https:/ for visa support services.

UWC Atlantic is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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