Interning at UWC Mahindra College is a life-changing experience as you will have the opportunity to take part in all of the exciting aspects of our residential community and be given significant responsibility for a portion of the on-going learning our students and our programmes.

We do not accept interns for less than six months, and priority will be given to applicants who can commit for the full academic year (10 months). We typically select interns who are university graduates, but can make exceptions for very motivated undergraduates or recent UWC graduates under our Gap Year Programme. We cannot accept interns under 18 years of age. 

Opportunities for internships are available in the following departments: 


We’re currently seeking a summer intern for 2019 who will aid our Communications Manager in creating written content for our new website. Details for this opportunity can be found here.


For applicants interested in pursuing a career in international education possibilities exist for a teaching internship lasting the duration of an academic year (10 months). The Academic Intern would be mentored by an experienced teacher and be the primary teacher for a couple of class sections.

TRIVENI (Co-Curricular Programme)

For more information on this programme please refer to this section. Internships in this department will involve working closely with our version of the CAS programme, the Project Weeks or the Third Year Option. It is preferable that applicants have practical field experience in project management, community development, and/or education.

AKSHARA (Local Social Impact Initiative) 

For more information on this programme please refer to this section. Interning with Akshara will involve strategic planning for the organization and practical assistance with classes / development projects in rural areas surrounding the college campus. Experience in teaching English as a Second Language and/or Math would be particularly helpful. An interest in education and development is a must.


UWC students taking a gap year between their UWC experience and university studies may apply to UWC Mahindra College for a 3rd year option placement in either Triveni, Akshara or the Advancement Office. 

Please note:

** Our internships are unpaid. However, we will assist interns with transport, food and accommodation but cannot pay a salary due to Indian law. 

** We can only take on a limited number of interns / volunteers at any given point depending on housing availability, and accept applications throughout the year.

How to Apply

If you are interested in interning / volunteering with us, please send a cover letter and most recent resume to [email protected]

The cover letter must clearly state your reason for applying to UWC Mahindra College, and must indicate which department you would like to intern / volunteer with from the ones stated above (Academics, Triveni, Akshara, Advancement). Some guiding questions for the cover letter:

  • What could you contribute to our community?
  • Do you have ideas for possible activities/ projects that you would like to implement while here?
  • How does this internship feature in your plans for your future?