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Soulful Internship 

The Soulful Internship is a year-long programme of care, connection, and soulful growth. Interns will live in a L’Arche house (with all housing costs and food covered) alongside people with and without learning disabilities, while being guided through a course focused on embodied reflection, mindfulness, and deepening your own spirituality. This is more than a job: you will learn to care for and support people with learning disabilities, while also getting the chance to reflect on your own life and soul. We believe the soul is something deep within each of us, expressing who we are and connecting us to our true selves, each other, and that which is beyond us. This programme is for everyone with a sense of their own spirituality and potential. We welcome people of all faith backgrounds, including those who are spiritual but not religious.


L’Arche is an international movement of people with and without learning disabilities sharing life together. We are celebrating our fiftieth jubilee this year – fifty years of transforming lives through community living. The Soulful Internship is a chance to reflect on where you are in life and discern your next steps, all while building friendships which can last a lifetime. 



32 hours a week supporting people with learning disabilities to live full, vibrant lives (including household tasks, personal care e.g. toileting, emotional and pastoral support).

8 hours a week on the course. A chance to reflect on where you are in life, where you find meaning, and what you’re learning in L’Arche. Interns meet weekly with the facilitator either online or in person. This meeting might involve listening to a talk, discussing a topic, making art together, sharing stories, meditating, and much more.

3 retreats over the year.

Room and board included, plus a stipend of at least £330 a month (final amount TBC in April 2024, depending on inflation). 


Person specification 

There is no one kind of person who thrives at L’Arche. We welcome people from a wide range of cultural, religious, and educational backgrounds, and of many different ages. No previous care experience is necessary as you will receive in depth training and induction. We ask that you are willing to learn, interested in people, and curious about difference. It helps to be empathetic, good at listening, and resilient to challenge. 



Join our joyful rebellion and apply for our live-in programme, the Soulful Internship. You’ll live and work alongside people with learning disabilities whilst being guided through a programme all about mindfulness, embodiment, and L’Arche’s distinctive charism. Learn more at Alternatively, you can sponsor an intern for a year. Get in touch with us at 

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