Location: Manchester / Canterbury / Edinburgh
Finance: Salary or Allowance
Duration: Full‑time, 3 to 12 months, 1 to 4 years
Activity: Creation Care, Prayer & Spiritual, Social Action, Support Ministries
Posted: 10 May 2024
Closes: Open-ended

Soulful Internship


Feed your soul!

Spend a year sharing your life with people with and without learning disabilities in L’Arche. 

The Soulful Internship is a year of living in a L’Arche house - in one of our Kent, Manchester or Edinburgh Communities - befriending and supporting our members with learning disabilities, and taking time to deepen and grow your spiritual life. You will support our members with learning disabilities in living full and vibrant lives whilst also pursuing a spiritual development course facilitated by L’Arche.

You will meet weekly with other interns to explore topics such as mindfulness, creative spiritual practices, storytelling, and joyful activism.

Kathlea's L'Arche retreat

L’Arche is embracing this political idea of us all supporting each other and living a world of mutuality and shared life, which is something radical, but surely is the future... I left the year with a stronger spirituality. Danny, Live-In at L’Arche Edinburgh 

Could the Soulful Internship be for you? 

The Soulful Internship is designed for people seeking to deepen their connections to themselves, their community, and the world around them. People of all faiths are welcome, including those who are spiritual but not religious.

Some of our live-ins arrive at eighteen for a gap year; others come in their twenties, looking for a soft launch into independent living. We also regularly welcome live-ins who are older, on a sabbatical or a career break or seeking intentional community.

*The Soulful Internship is for anyone who already has the right to live and work in the UK. If you want to join L'Arche but need a visa, please consider applying to become a Live-In Community Worker.

Find out more

Watch the video below to see what three Live-Ins loved about their year in L’Arche.  

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L'Arche communities are faith based (Christian) communities where people with and without learning disabilities share life by eating, praying and celebrating together. We celebrate the unique value of each person. Join us for a life-changing experience!
10 Briggate
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