King’s Civic Leadership Academy is a social mobility programme that offers a mutually beneficial opportunity for students and community organisations, creating a space for them to work together to address some of London’s most complex social issues.  

The team at King’s College London are looking for Southwark charities, social enterprises, community interest companies, trust, and foundations to become community partners.  

Fully funded and trained by King’s, student interns – many of whom are from an under-represented background – will provide up to 240 hours of work to community partners, supporting with project delivery, front-line activity and day-to-day work. In this article, you can read more about how their partnership with the Young Trustee Movement, helped to inspire a generation of young people to become charity trustees. 

To become a community partner, you will need to have capacity to host and manage between 1-3 interns. All interns will receive a bursary in line with the London Living Wage to enable participation, which will be funded by King's College London.  

King’s are particularly interested in working with organisations committed to tackling social issues around education, mental health, homelessness and poverty. 

You can Visit their website to find out more or if you have any questions about the programme, please contact CLA Project Manager, Naureen Abubacker on [email protected]