The Social Mobility Foundation (SMF) supports ambitious young people from low-income backgrounds to access top universities and careers. They run programmes which are completely free of charge programmes and feature mentoring, internships with top companies, university application support, and professional development and skills workshops for high achieving young people across the UK.
The charity provides support in 11 professional sectors, including Law, Medicine and Accountancy. Students apply to join the programmes in Year 12 (England and Wales), Year 13 (Northern Ireland) and S5 (Scotland). Support continues from Year 12 throughout university to help young people obtain graduate jobs.
The SMF is also running free residential internship programmes for students interested in Accountancy, Banking & Finance, Digital, Engineering & Physics, Law and Medicine (please note that the Medicine residential is open to applications from English students only). Students undertake a one or two week internship with the host organisation and take part in fun evening and weekend activities. They also receive advice sessions, opportunities to build professional skills and a dedicated mentor before and after the internship.
Applications are now open. More information and the closing dates can be found on the website here.