The Young Computer Scientist Autumn Internship

The Young Computer Scientist Autumn Internship

Live Online Ages 15-18 Timezone: GMT+0

Live Online
24th - 28th October 2020

Starts at 11.00am

Starts at 11.00am

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Internship Overview

The Young Computer Scientist Autumn Internship gives students aged 15-18 a 360-degree summer work experience in Computer Science, from the comfort of their own home. Over the course of 5 days, you will be working with top Software and AI Engineers, Cyber Security Analysts and Data Scientists, ‘Live Online’ via our interactive platform.

You will experience the real-life work of a Computer Scientist, with opportunities to build and programme an app, investigate cybercrime through data forensics, become a ‘White Hat Hacker’ and explore the capabilities of artificial intelligence and machine learning.

You will also have the opportunity to network with our Computer Scientists and ask them all your burning questions.

Join us for a truly unique experience that will serve as an outstanding differentiator on your university and job applications and set you up for a future as a successful Computer Scientist.

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Internship Highlights

Immersive Computer Scientist Experiences:

  • Work with top Software Engineers to programme the ultimate app 
  • Carry out a data forensics investigation to uncover cybercriminal activity
  • Carry out penetration testing on a ‘secure’ website (Ethical/White Hat Hacking)
  • Explore the capabilities of artificial intelligence and the evolution of machine learning

    Meet Senior Computer Scientists from Global Brands:

    • Be coached through the immersive experiences with Software Engineers, AI Specialists, Data Scientists, Cyber Security Analysts and more
    • Private virtual networking/panel sessions with these professionals, who can become vital connections for your future career

      Comprehensive Career Coaching:

      • Training on how you can get one of the most desirable jobs in computer science, starting now: A-level/IB, university and degree choices; extra-curricular activities; work experience; application and interview techniques
      • Experience real-life recruitment methods used across industries to recruit computer scientists
      • Personalised development plan: create a personalised development plan based on the advice you are given, which identifies your strengths and weaknesses and shows you which areas you need to develop further

      Competitive Advantage In Your University Applications:

      • Attending the internship demonstrates that you’ve gained key skills such as problem-solving, innovation and commercial awareness, which are highly-valued by top universities
      • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your UCAS/College applications

      You will also be granted free-of-charge lifetime access to the InvestIN Connect app. InvestIN Connect gives our students lifetime access to a suite of features, including work experience and mentoring opportunities, career coaching materials, and a platform for you to start building a powerful network with thousands of equally-ambitious young minds. By registering for this programme you are therefore signing up to a lifetime of professional development opportunities.

            Programme Fee, Format & Options

            The programme involves a mixture of interactive simulations, exercises and Q&A sessions delivered via our state-of-the-art, interactive online platform. The internship is delivered LIVE by experienced professionals.

            Internship Fee:

            £595/student. Places are limited. If 2 or more places are booked students receive a 10% discount. Enter code GROUP10 at checkout to benefit from this.

            For a full list of terms and conditions, please click here.

            Timetable

            DAY 1: CYBERSECURITY

            DAY 2: SOFTWARE ENGINEERING (PART I)

            DAY 3: SOFTWARE ENGINEERING (PART II)

            DAY 4: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

            DAY 5: PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY

            DAY 1: CYBERSECURITY

            11.00amEnter the Internship

            - Today's fastest growing industry, computer scientists, are key players in global commerce
            - How to make your mark in the industry defining the future
            - The possibilities, demands and expectations

            11.30amInside the World of Cybersecurity

            - Our time is now: data as the most valuable asset in today’s software-driven economy
            - Navigating the world of cybercriminals: cyber threat as one of the most critical risks to business
            - The latest trends in the threat landscape

            12.00pmYour Data Footprint

            - Discover the longevity of your actions on the internet
            - Clean up your data exhaust
            - Beat the phishing scams and malware attacks: understanding the tools of deception used to manipulate you into divulging confidential or personal information

            12.45pmData Forensics

            - Carry out your own data forensics investigation to uncover cyber-criminal activity
            - Work alongside leading cybersecurity analysts to acquire, examine and analyse digital evidence

            1.15pm Lunch Break

            2.00pmYou Become the 'White Hat' Hacker

            - Ethical hacking: play defence against cybercriminals
            - Simulate a cyberattack to identify vulnerabilities in a ‘secure’ network
            - Penetration testing: compete against your peers and work under time pressure to hack into a specially designed “secure” website or app

            4.00pm Close

            *exact programme format subject to change without notice.

            DAY 2: SOFTWARE ENGINEERING (PART I)

            11.00amThe World of a Software Engineer

            - Software engineering in the most cutting-edge industries and technologies

            11.30amYou Become the Software Engineer

            - Explore the languages and tools of modern software engineering, and specifically, app development
            - Become the ‘full-stack developer’ for a start-up and be coached on how to devise the ultimate app by industry leading professionals

            12.00pmFront End & User Experience

            - Know your audience: breaking into the minds of your consumers
            - The fundamentals of the web: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
            - Demystifying the jargon and understanding the crucial elements of responsive design

            1.15pmLunch Break

            2.00pmDesign a Unique App alongside Top Executives

            - Work with leading software engineers to design a bespoke app for your client
            - Compete against your peers to create the most innovative solution
            - Experience for yourself the challenges and innovations involved in today’s technology
            - Receive guided feedback at every stage from leading executives

            3.30pmPanel Q&A

            - Live panel Q&A with computer scientists from a variety of backgrounds
            - Key questions answered
            - Receive valuable advice

            4.15pmClose

            *exact programme format subject to change without notice.

            DAY 3: SOFTWARE ENGINEERING (PART II)

            11.00amContinue to Design an App alongside Top Executives

            - Work with leading software engineers to design a bespoke app for your client
            - Compete against your peers to create the most innovative solution
            - Experience for yourself the challenges and innovations involved in today’s technology
            - Receive guided feedback at every stage from leading executives

            1.00pmLunch Break

            2.00pmBack-End and Server-Side Development

            - How to think algorithmically and solve programming problems efficiently
            - Getting hands-on with one of the most popular back-end languages: Python
            - Learn how to store data in a relational database
            - Integrate an API into your app
            - Use these tools to develop web applications with clean, portable, well-documented code

            3.15pmProduct Management

            - Reflect on the feedback and the successes of your time as a software engineer
            - Understand the role of a product manager in creating processes and solutions to bring your product to market faster and more efficiently

            4.00pmClose

            *exact programme format subject to change without notice.

            DAY 4: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

            11.00amWhat is Artificial Intelligence?

            - The possibilities, limitations and dangers of a rapidly-advancing technology
            - Powerful examples of AI in use today
            - Career opportunities: harnessing AI to solve real-world problems

            11.30amThe Evolution of Machine Learning and Big Data

            - AI vs Machine Learning case study: from chatbots to virtual assistants
            - Progressive, self-learning algorithms: explore how systems apply complex mathematical calculations to big data, identify patterns and come to conclusions with minimal human intervention

            12.00pmSupervised vs Unsupervised Machine Learning

            - Differentiating the possibilities of machine learning with labelled and unlabelled datasets
            - Predicting a chosen target variable with supervised machine learning
            - Explore how advanced unsupervised tools can be potential insights determined from raw, unstructured data
            - Build an intimate understanding of how a machine learning algorithm learns from data: Decision Trees

            1.15pmLunch Break

            2.15pmReinforcement Learning

            - Goal-oriented algorithms and how to attain a complex objective by learning from mistakes: State, Action, Reward
            - Artificial neural networks & reinforcement learning architecture
            - Theory intuition session: Deep Q-Learning
            - Case study: explore machine vision capabilities in driverless cars

            3.15pmCareer Coaching

            - Your path to becoming a top Computer Scientist starting now
            - A Level/IB, university and degree choices
            - How to stand out: work experience, extracurriculars, hard and soft skills

            4.00pmClose

            *exact programme format subject to change without notice.

            DAY 5: PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY

            11.00amApplying for top Computer Scientist Jobs

            - CVs, cover letters and application forms for top roles across computer science
            - Ensuring you have both the style and substance to make it to the interview stage

            12.00pmWork Experience

            - Coaching on how to get the work experience that top employers are looking for: both traditional forms of work experience and other relevant experience that will make your application stand out, including extra-curricular activities
            - How to make the most of work experience once you get it, impressing employers and using this as a gold star on your CV

            1.00pmLunch Break

            2.00pmAssessment Centres

            - How to impress during assessment centres
            - Experience mock assessment centre activities used across industries to recruit computer scientists and receive feedback on your performance

            3.00pmInterviews

            - Coaching on how to excel at the interview stage
            - Preparation; style; body language; understanding what you are really being asked; answering difficult questions and more
            - Interactive interview exercises for you to participate in

            4.00pmClose

            *In advance of the Internship you will be asked to create a CV and cover letter for a job as a top computer scientist. You will also do some personal reflection on your achievements and ambitions. You will then edit this throughout the day based on the advice you are given, to create your own personal development plan – highlighting your strengths and areas for improvement.

            Venue & Dates

            Live Online

            24th - 28th October 2020

            Live Online:

            24th - 28th October 2020

            You can attend this programme via our state-of-the-art, interactive online platform from anywhere in the world. All the content will be delivered in a live, interactive manner and you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions of our experienced professionals. All you need is an internet connection; we will send you full details of how to access the programme well in advance.

            Who Can Attend

            The Internship is for students aged 15-18 who have the passion and ambition to both learn about this career and start boosting their university/college applications & CVs. If you are a student who is slightly older or you nger than our guidelines, then please do get in touch with us to discuss your specific situation.

            You can secure your place simply by clicking “Register Now”.

            There is no application process. We operate on a first-come first-served basis and programme places are highly limited. We expect to be fully-booked for our Autumn Internships several months in advance so advise you to register as soon as possible.

            No prior knowledge or experience is required to join this programme as we build your knowledge from the basics up to more advanced concepts.

            Testimonials

            We exist to give students a life-changing experience. We are proud to report that we have an overall rating of 4.8 out of 5 on Google Reviews. Our Google reviews can be read in full here, and some highlights are below.

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