The Future Computer Scientist Summer Internship

The Future Computer Scientist Summer Internship

Ages 12-14 London OR Live Online

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Internship Overview

The Future Computer Scientist Summer Internship is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for aspiring computer scientists to undertake the ultimate career experience in London.

Over the course of 10 days, students aged 12-14 will work with top computer scientists on some of the most exciting experiences of this industry that one can imagine: build a computer, create your own videogame, talk to a robot, hack your way into a building, experience VR and much more.

The Internship will also include: daily Q&A sessions with tech experts, an experiential visit to the University of Oxford, a tech ‘escape room’, and a full day dedicated to ‘Personal Career Coaching’.  

Join us for a life-changing experience that will serve as an outstanding differentiator on your CVs and university applications, setting you up for your future as a successful computer scientist.

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Internship Highlights

Covid-19: We are proud to report that our Summer 2020 Internships did go ahead as planned in London, with strict social distancing measures in place. The feedback was outstanding, averaging 9.2 out of 10! You can therefore register with confidence. You may alternatively register for the 'Live Online' version of this Internship.

On each Internship we have Guardians on-site 24/7 to promote the safeguarding and welfare of our students. Our Guardians are security-vetted (enhanced DBS-checked) adults with experience of supervising children. Any transport during the Internship is handled by us and our Guardians will act as chaperones.

 

Immersive Experiences in Computer Science:

  • Explore the Headquarters of a top gaming company and meet their developers
  • Discover the housing of the future with Artificial Intelligence
  • Dismantle a computer and put it back together to learn how it works and about its components
  • Meet Pepper the robot, and learn how it works
  • Design your own game with Scratch
  • Private Q&A sessions with top computer scientists

    Senior Computer Scientists From Iconic Global Brands::

    • Be coached through these immersive experiences by top computer scientists from different backgrounds (Software Engineering, Data Science, Cybersecurity and AI)
    • Private networking sessions with these professionals, who can become vital connections for your future careers

    Comprehensive Career Coaching:

    • Coaching on navigating your career path options and advice on how you can begin your journey towards one of the most desirable jobs in computer science, starting now: GCSE, A-level/IB, university and degree choices; extra-curricular activities; work experience; application, admissions test, and interview techniques 
    • Build your personal profile: identify your strengths and weaknesses and receive advice on areas for development

      Competitive Advantage In Your University Applications:

      • Attending the Internship demonstrates that you have gained key skills such as teamwork, attention-to-detail, problem-solving, time management, innovation, and commercial awareness
      • Complete the online assessment after the Internship and receive a personalised certificate to include in your UCAS/College applications

        World-Class Universities And World-Class People:

        • Experience two of the best universities in the world: the University of Oxford and University College London (UCL)
        • Meet talented and ambitious students from around the world who fly in for the internship, creating an invaluable lifetime network

        Design Your Own Internship:

        • Choose to attend the Full Internship (10 days) or Half Internship (5 days).  You can also opt to attend this internship "Live Online".
        • Accommodation, meals, guardianship and airport pick-up are available if required and can be added at checkout. London accommodation is provided at University of London’s halls of residence. Evening social activities will also be provided for students booking with accommodation.

            Programme Fee, Format & Options

            The internship will take place on 6th August - 15th August 2021. You can choose either the Half Internship (5 days) or the Full Internship (10 days). 

            The Live Online Internship will take place 14th - 18th August 2021.

            Listed on the table below is a breakdown of the pricing options and what is included. Places are highly limited. The only way to guarantee your place is to click 'Register Now' and enter your details.

            In select circumstances, we can offer payment by instalments, which requires a 50% deposit. To speak to a Student Experience Manager about your personal circumstances please click here OR email us at info@investin.org OR call us on +44 (0) 203 488 5089.

            Highlights In-Person (Half Internship) In-Person (Full Internship) 'Live Online' Internship
            Days of Timetable Days 1-5 Days 1-10 Days 1-5
            Immersive computer science experiences. Discover the housing of the future with AI. Dismantle a computer. Meet Pepper the robot. Design your own game with Scratch. Daily Q&A sessions with top tech experts.
            Explore the Headquarters of a top gaming company and meet their developers
            Private networking with top computer scientists
            Career coaching on how to get into a top career in computer science
            Experiential visits to University of Oxford and Silicon Roundabout
            Meet top academics and undergraduates to learn how to prepare for success as a computer scientist
            Internship (without accommodation or meals)
            £950

            £1950

            £595
            Additional price for University of London accommodation (private single en-suite rooms) with all meals and guardianship included
            £600

            £1350

            n/a
            Additional price for London airport pick-up and drop-off (each way)
            £100

            £100

            n/a

            Day 1: Enter the Internship

            Day 2: Computers and Hardware

            Day 3: Software Engineering & Robotics

            Day 4: Data, AI and the World of the Future

            Day 5: Gaming and Computer Science

            Day 6: Explore Silicon Roundabout and Central London

            Day 7: Future Computer Scientists on Tour

            Day 8: Interactive Escape Room

            Day 9: Personal Career Coaching

            Day 10: Internship Review

            Day 1: Enter the Internship

            3pmThe Internship Begins

            - Keynote speech by the Internship Director
            - Interactive team-building session: meet and greet students from around the world who share your interests in computer science; work together on team challenges and science-based brainteasers
            - Immersive computer science-based activities: building creativity, problem-solving, time management and communication skills – skills that will be essential for the rest of the Internship

            7pmClose

            *exact programme subject to change without notice

            Day 2: Computers and Hardware

            10.30amThe World of a Computer Scientist

            - The importance of computer science in the world and our lives
            - A computer scientist role in the global ecosystem
            - The key skills, interests, and the ‘computer scientist’s mindset’

            11.00amTeardown a computer to learn how to build one

            - Take apart a computer, piece by piece and understand how each component comes together to connect the world

            1.00pmLunch Break

            2.00pmBuild a computer

            - Using the knowledge gained in the morning, race against the clock to reassemble your computer and power it up
            - Choose new components to power up your computer and design the ultimate gaming machine
            - Will your custom PC make business sense?
            - Can you still make a profit from your performance machine?

            3.30pmClose

            Day 3: Software Engineering & Robotics

            10.30amWhat is Software?

            - Explore the different branches of software engineering: Front-End and Back-End
            - Discover the most common algorithms and implement them in an exercise
            - How has Software improved our lives

            11.30amProgramming with Scratch

            - Investigate the pillars of programming through Scratch
            - Think like a computer scientist
            - Design and build your own game with Scratch

            1.00pmLunch Break

            2.00pmMeet Pepper the Robot

            - Experience Software Engineering and AI with Pepper
            - Discuss the future and moral dilemmas of robotics
            - Understand software applied to robotics

            3.30pmClose

            Day 4: Data, AI and the World of the Future

            10.30amData Science & Big Data

            - What is data and what purpose does it serve?
            - How to analyse data and explain it to non-data scientists
            - Perform a real data analysis to help an under-performing professional marketing campaign

            12.30pmLunch Break

            1.30pmArtificial Intelligence

            - Understand the basics of AI (inputs, outputs, processing data)
            - AI applied to the world: present and future
            - Meet a top AI Expert who will answer your burning questions

            3.30pmClose

            Day 5: Gaming and Computer Science

            10.30amVideogame Design and Development Process

            - Discover how some of your favourite videogames are created
            - Explore the development process from ideation to execution
            - Pitch your new game ideas to the professionals and understand what makes a game a success

            12.30pmLunch Break

            1.30pmBuild a 3D racing game

            - Discover the world of game engines and 3D games
            - Using a ground breaking game engine, build your own game and design the best track to race on
            - Adapt the game physics to suit your racing style and design

            3.30pmClose

            Day 6: Explore Silicon Roundabout and Central London

            Morning & AfternoonExperience the Computer Science Sights of London

            - Experiential visit to London’s Silicon Roundabout
            - Understand why London is a global hub for computer science innovation
            - Scavenger hunt: race against other teams in a tech-enabled exploration of the nation’s capital

            Day 7: Future Computer Scientists on Tour

            Morning & AfternoonAn industry-focused visit to Oxford

            - Explore the University of Oxford’s world-leading Computer Science department
            - Talk to undergraduate students about their routes into computer science
            - Ask questions to a prominent academic with a background in computer science

            Day 8: Interactive Escape Room

            Morning & AfternoonInteractive Escape Room

            - Learn the main concepts of Cybersecurity The main threats on the internet in our days Hackers, who are they and what do they do? Work your way through a series of Computer Science-based problems and brain teasers Put your expert knowledge gained from the Internship to practical use In your teams, find answers from several clues hack into the “secure” system Race against the clock and avoid penalties for going over time Will your team be the first to escape?

            Day 9: Personal Career Coaching

            10.30amYour Path as an Computer Scientist

            - Career path options for computer scientists of the future
            - GCSE/A-level/degree/university choices
            - How to excel no matter what path you choose
            - Interactive exercises to understand each stage of your career path

            12.00pmWork Experience & Extracurriculars

            - What work experience is available whilst at school and how to make the most of it
            - How to use extracurriculars to stand out
            - Other opportunities including volunteering, and more

            12.45pmLunch Break

            1.45pmYour Personal Profile and Skills

            -How to excel from now, through school and beyond
            - Discover the skills needed to excel, and how to develop those skills most needed to succeed
            - How to make your profile stand out
            - Assessing your strengths, weaknesses, and areas which you need to develop further

            2.45pmYour Personal Pitch

            - Talk confidently about your accomplishments at every stage of your journey
            - Preparation; style; body language; understanding what you are really being asked; answering difficult questions and more
            - Interactive exercises and top tips to succeed

            3.30pmClose

            Day 10: Internship Review

            MorningThe Internship Review

            - A review of what you have gained during the Internship
            - Reflect upon your experience of interactive design simulations
            - Create your ‘Future Computer Scientist’ profile, including your skills, interests, and crucial next steps
            - How to use this once-in-a-lifetime experience as a springboard for your future
            - Farewell speech from the Internship Director

            2.00pmInterns Depart

            Day 1: Computers and Hardware

            Day 2: Software Engineering & Robotics

            Day 3: Cybersecurity

            Day 4: AI and the world of the future

            Day 5: Personal Career Coaching

            Day 1: Computers and Hardware

            11.00amThe World of a Computer Scientist

            - The importance of computer science in the world and our lives
            - A computer scientist’s role in the global ecosystem
            - The key skills, interests, and the ‘computer scientist’s mindset’
            - What is a computer? How do computers work? All your questions answered

            12.30pmLunch Break

            1.30pmDismantle and Build a Computer

            - Experience a live and interactive teardown of a computer under the guidance of a top computer scientist
            - Look at what’s happening under the hood: CPUs, memory processors, graphic cards and logic gates
            - Choose new components to power up a computer and design the ultimate gaming machine
            - Will your custom PC make business sense?
            - Can you still make a profit from your performance machine

            3.30pmClose

            Day 2: Software Engineering & Robotics

            11.00amWhat is Software?

            - Explore the different branches of software engineering: Front-End and Back-End
            - Discover the most common algorithms and implement them in an exercise
            - How has Software improved our lives

            12.00pmProgramming with Scratch

            - Investigate the pillars of programming through Scratch
            - Think like a computer scientist
            - Design and build your own game with Scratch

            12.30pmLunch Break

            1.30pmRobotics

            - Introduction to Robotics and the most famous real robots
            - Discuss the future and moral dilemmas of robotics
            - Understand software applied to robotics

            3.00pmPanel Discussion

            - Ask questions to high-ranking computer scientists across various disciplines
            - Ask your burning questions about life as a computer scientist
            - Make valuable contacts

            3.30pmClose

            Day 3: Cybersecurity

            11.00amThe World of Cybersecurity

            - Discover the main concepts of Cybersecurity
            - What are the main threats on the internet and where can you be caught out
            - Hackers, who are they and what do they do?

            1.00pmLunch 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

            3.30pmClose

            Day 4: AI and the world of the future

            11.00amData Science & Big Data

            - What is data and what purpose does it serve?
            - How to analyse data and explain it to non-data scientists
            - Perform a real data analysis to help an under-performing professional marketing campaign

            12.30pmLunch Break

            1.30pmArtificial Intelligence

            - Understand the basics of AI (inputs, outputs, processing data)
            - AI applied to the world: present and future
            - Meet a top AI Expert who will answer your burning questions

            3.30pmClose

            Day 5: Personal Career Coaching

            10.30amYour Path as an Computer Scientist

            - Career path options for computer scientists of the future
            - GCSE/A-level/degree/university choices
            - How to excel no matter what path you choose
            - Interactive exercises to understand each stage of your career path

            12.00pmSkills, Work Experience & Extracurriculars

            - Discover the skills needed to excel, and how to develop those skills throughout school and beyond
            - How to get the work experience that 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
            - 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

            1.45pmYour Personal Pitch

            - Talk confidently about your accomplishments at every stage of your journey
            - Preparation; style; body language; understanding what you are really being asked; answering difficult questions and more
            - Interactive exercises and top tips to succeed

            2.45pmYour Personal Profile and Skills

            -How to excel from now, through school and beyond
            - Discover the skills needed to excel, and how to develop those skills most needed to succeed
            - What Universities are looking for
            - CVs, personal statements. and application forms for top firms
            - Assessing your strengths, weaknesses, and areas which you need to develop further

            3.30pmClose

            Dates & Locations

            London, UK

            In-Person

            6th August - 15th August 2021

            UCL, University of Oxford, and other locations

            Accommodation Location

            Garden Halls (University of London)
            London, WC1H 9EN

            OR 

            College Hall (University of London)
            London, WC1E 7HZ

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            Live Online

            In-Person

            14th - 18th August 2021

            11am - 3:30pm (UK time)

            Register Now

            In-Person

            6th August - 15th August 2021

            UCL, University of Oxford, and other locations

            Accommodation Location

            Garden Halls (University of London)
            London, WC1H 9EN

            OR 

            College Hall (University of London)
            London, WC1E 7HZ

            Download Digital Brochure - Garden Halls >>

            Download Digital Brochure - College Hall >>

            Register Now

            Online

            14th - 18th August 2021

            11am - 3:30pm (UK time)

            Register Now

            Who Can Attend

            The Internship is for students aged 12-14 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 younger 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 Summer 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. 

            COVID-19 Group

            Our Summer 2020 Internships in London went ahead as planned with strict social distancing measures in place. The feedback was outstanding, averaging 9.2 out of 10!


            We are therefore very confident that the 2021 Internships will be able to take place too. In the unlikely event that the Internship is completely cancelled because of Covid-19 then you will receive a refund. 


            (If you pay via credit because you postponed a previous booking then the credit note will be reissued to you in full). 


            You can view our Covid-19 risk mitigation measures policy document here. This will be constantly updated; we shall follow all government guidelines in place at the time of the Internship. 
             

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