Alumni Opportunities

Available Opportunities

  1. BSc in International Disaster Management
  2. Kofi Annan Fellowship
  3. Establishing a UWC national committee in Cyprus
  4. HSBC banking Internships
  5. Beit Trust Scholarships
  6. The Other Foundation is hiring
  7. The Releaf Group
  8. Peoplesized Hiring
  9. One Acre Fund is hiring
  10. African Leadership Academy (ALA) Job Openings
  11. UWC Job Openings
  12. Dalai Lama Fellowship
  13. Vivo Energy Internships & Job Opportunities
  14. Royal Science and Technology Park - Swaziland
  15. Global Shapers Community - Mbabane - Recruiting

1. BSc in International Disaster Management:

For IB2 students and recent alumni - the University of Manchester are setting up a new undergraduate course which will be a BSc in International Disaster Management. It is a multidisciplinary programme and offers both practical experience and the opportunity to develop language skills. If this is of interest to you, please contact our office so we can connect you with the programme directors.

2. Kofi Annan Fellowships for those interested in business:

HHL is offering two scholarships (click here for more information) in cooperation with the Kofi Annan Business School Foundation (KABSF), which aims to provide talents from least developed countries with equal opportunities to study at one of its associated business schools in Europe. The equality of educational opportunity is facilitated through full financial support on full tuition and fees of Euro 25,000 and a monthly stipend for living expenses throughout the respective study programs.

3. Establishing a UWC national committee in Cyprus :

Dimitri Augustidis (AC 85-87) currently volunteers for the Greece National Committee but will shortly be moving to Cyprus. As there is not currently a committee in Cyprus he plans on establishing one to select students to attend UWC. In order to set up a national committee, Dimitri will need some fellow volunteers to help establish and run its operations. If you are interested in providing some assistance then please contact him via UWC International will provide guidance and support to the committee to help them get up and running but the involvement of other volunteers is vital. You do not have to be an alumnus to volunteer for a national committee so please pass this message on to anybody who may be suitable.

4. HSBC Banking internships :

HSBC offers a multitude of internships in the realm of banking and finance for recent graduates. These internships take place in various countries around the world and range from a time span of a few months to 2 years. Applications for the 2016 intake are now closed, however, the next round of applications began in September 2016 - so keep an eye open for the new opportunities available.

5. Beit Trust Scholarships for the UK and South Africa:

The Beit Trust offers annually a number of Postgraduate Masters or PhD Scholarships abroad for studies or research to graduates who are domiciled in Malawi, Zambia or Zimbabwe (the beneficial area). Scholarships are taken up at a university in the United Kingdom, Ireland or South Africa, for study in a subject of the individual’s choice appropriate to the needs of the beneficial area. Their application process commences in April and closes at the end of August each year. For more information visit their website.

6. The Other Foundation is Hiring:

“The Other Foundation works to change the views, practices and institutions that prevent people – because of who they are or who they love – from being able to do that in 13 countries in Southern Africa. It gathers support for those who are working to protect and advance the human rights and social inclusion of homosexual and bisexual women and men, as well as transgender and intersex people – and gives support in a smart way that helps groups to work better for lasting change. It does this by working both as a fundraiser and a grant maker.” For more information, and to check out the positions click here.

7. The Releaf Group:

The Releaf Group is a student-run organization that channels interested students into Nigerian Agribusinesses or skill-based volunteering. They provide services to their clients remotely and their work can be seen here. Their work has been supported by the likes of Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank. Additionally, they have been featured in Ayiba Magazine and the Nation Online.

The group is also currently in the works of launching a web-platform in which anyone interested in providing remote, skill-based volunteer work can apply and get paired to clients. There is much to do, and they are looking for people of all backgrounds (business, engineers, artists, writers, and especially developers) interested in contributing to the long-term growth of the African Continent. If you are interested or have any questions, please feel free to contact Hiruy Ephrem at You can also watch this recorded webinar.

8. Peoplesized Hiring:

Offering an entry-level role in environment and development. It is based locally in Mbabane / Manzini (Swaziland). Peoplesized Ltd., is a UK- and Swaziland-registered boutique consultancy, and is offering an internship, in-service training or junior consultancy (depending on candidate) based in Mbabane. The role will involve providing technical support and desk-based research on contracts for a range of high profile clients, including United Nations agencies, emerging market and developing country governments. It will cover topics including biodiversity, land degradation, climate change and the financing of global environmental priorities. For more information, click here. Applications to be sent in asap.

9. One Acre Fund is Hiring:

One Acre Fund is a social enterprise working with over 400,000 smallholder farmers in 7 countries. They are growing extremely fast, and looking for passionate, committed team members who are not just looking for their (next) job, but want to build a career in the field of international development. Here are three high priority positions they are currently hiring for:

Kenya People Analytics Associate: Our Kenya program is seeking an systems-oriented professional with a passion for people who will work to improve our people services (HR, training, etc) in our largest country of operation with over 1,000 staff.

Global Training and Development Manager: This position will lead a team of human capital development professionals across the organization to ensure our staff receive the highest quality training and professional development.

Analyst to the Executive Director: Our executive director is seeking a candidate to provide strategic assistance for priority initiatives across the organization and execute high-level communications both internal and external.

10. African Leadership Academy (ALA) Job Openings

There are a number of teaching openings at the African Leadership Academy in Johannesburg. Currently the positions of Head of Science and Head of Writing and Rhetoric are open for applications, among a number of others. Click here to find out more about the openings and ALA.

11. UWC Job Openings:

There are a number of openings in various UWC colleges as well as within the UWC IO. The openings include both Teaching and Management opportunities. Click here for more information.

12. Dalai Lama Fellowship:

“The problems we face today, violent conflicts, destruction of nature, poverty, hunger and so on, are human-created problems which can be resolved through human effort, understanding and the development of a sense of brotherhood and sisterhood. We need to cultivate a universal responsibility for one another and the planet we share.” ~Tenzin Gyatso, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama Fellows is reimagining leadership by cultivating and supporting a global movement of next generation leaders applying universal values to solve global challenges. The program, is independent, secular and ecumenical. We award year-long Fellowships that include up to $6,000 for projects in local communities where Fellows are embedded and have strong ties and knowledge of its people. The projects are aimed at ameliorating entrenched global problems including mitigating economic disparities, diminishing violence, gender inequities, improving cross-cultural and intereligious cooperation, and enhancing environmental sustainabilities.

Beyond funding, The DL Fellowship guides next generation leaders in cultivating practices to deepen mindfulness and self awareness, cultivate compassion for oneself and others, harness techniques for working across differences, and build solutions with a long-term perspective. Fellows will attend two week-long Head, Heart and Hands Assemblies, build lasting relationships with other global leaders and receive personalized coaching throughout the year.

All applications due: January 31, 2017

13. Vivo Energy Internships & Job Opportunities

Vivo Energy is the Shell licensee in 16 countries in Africa. They are proud to offer their customers the very best of Shell’s high quality products and services – including supply reliability, technical expertise and unmatched customer service – in the countries where they operate. In doing so, they have in place industry-leading health and safety standards, and are committed to delivering Shell’s fuels and lubricants in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. A joint venture between Vitol (40%), Helios Investment Partners (40%) and Shell (20%), Vivo Energy represents a unique combination of resources, experience and expertise. For more information on available vacancies and possible internship opportunities, click here.

14. Royal Science and Technology Park - Swaziland

IT Business Incubation, Coders and Entrepreneurs Network Opportunities: The Royal Science and Technology Park, a Category A Public Enterprise, has set up an IT Business Incubator at the Innovation Park which is located at Phocweni under the Matsapha Municipal Council in Swaziland. The IT business incubator is an infrastructure-based venture which helps start-ups and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the ICT sector early in their development so that they become profitable by the time they graduate. Its target market comprises individuals and teams wishing to turn their ideas into profitable businesses in the ICT sector. For more information on eligibility, click here.

The Incubator is also building a coders network and another network for entrepreneurship graduates. For more information please contact Mrs Sebenzile Dlamini via email / mobile: / +26876063757

15. Global Shapers Community - Mbabane - Recruiting

Global Shapers, is an initiative of the World Economic Forum, that provides youth with a global platform to shape the future, integrating the personal, community and global dimension. It also provides its shapers with the opportunity to get involved in cross-mentoring with the communities of the World Economic Forum. The Forum, a not-for-profit foundation based in Geneva, Switzerland, is committed to improving the state of the world. The Forum is best known for its Annual Meeting in Davos, which brings together a diverse group of participants, to discuss the most pressing issues facing the world.

The Global Shapers Community is a network of hubs founded and led by young people who are exceptional in their potential, their achievements and their drive to make a contribution to their communities. The Mbabane Hub is currently recruiting for new shapers. The vision that the Mbabane Hub has for its city and the country in general concerns the “Three E’s”: Education, Empowerment and Exceptionality. Criteria for application:

  • They are aged between 20 and 29 by 15 January 2017;
  • They are a resident of the Mbabane – Ezulwini corridor and/or able to travel for meetings and events (usually after work hours and/or over weekends) held mainly in this area;
  • They are able to self-identify and demonstrate what their field of expertise is and what they are passionate about – professionally and/or personally – as a youth in Swaziland.

To apply, click here, and select “Mbabane” as your hub. For further questions, contact Deadline for applications: December 11th.

If you know of any opportunities that you think would be of interest to fellow WK alums - please email us at so we can share the information through our network. Thank you!