The Silicon Valley Summer Internship

Ages 15-18 California, USA

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Internship Overview

The Silicon Valley Summer Internship is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for ambitious students aged 15-18 to gain an immersive experience in the epicentre of global technology innovation: Silicon Valley, California. Over the course of 10 days, you will conduct interactive visits at companies who are changing the world as we know it: Google, Amazon, Dell, Intel, Salesforce and more...

You will have exclusive access to a select group of Silicon Valley professionals who will coach you through live, interactive experiences of artificial intelligence, ‘big data’, disruptive innovation, raising venture capital, building a revolutionary company culture and everything else you need to know to become a ‘superstar’ in the world of tech.

Also available on the internship are experiential visits to two of the most prestigious universities in the United States: Stanford and Berkeley.

Join us for a life-changing experience that will serve as an outstanding differentiator on your university application form and set you up for a future as a successful professional.

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Internship Highlights

Enter Some of The Most Iconic Brands in Global Technology:

  • Interactive experiences at Silicon Valley giants such as Google, Amazon, Dell, Intel, Salesforce and more
  • Experience for yourself the energy that is creating the fourth industrial revolution
  • Private networking time with senior Silicon Valley professionals: Directors at Google, Amazon and Dell plus a host of other Computer Scientists, Venture Capitalists, Consultants and Software Engineers

    Immersive Silicon Valley Experiences:

    • Experience some of the most ground-breaking developments in technology: build your own robot, experience astronaut-like weightlessness, and discover how 3D printing will re-invent organ transplants
    • Compete in the Silicon Valley ‘Unicorn Challenge’: build a billion-dollar start-up in 48 hours and pitch to real-life venture capital investors for their money
    • Discover how to create an enduring, powerful company culture and transition it into a hyper-growth organisation

        Competitive Advantage In Your University Applications:

        • Attending the internship demonstrates that you’ve gained key skills such as teamwork, 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 university/college applications

          World-Class Universities And World-Class People:

          • Experience life as a student at two of the best universities on the planet: Stanford & Berkeley
          • Meet talented and ambitious students from around the world who fly in for the internship, creating an invaluable lifetime network.

          Personalised Career Coaching:

          • Bespoke career coaching: have your credentials reviewed by a  recruitment expert and receive a dynamic, personalised development plan to reach the height of your career ambitions
          • Training on how you can get one of the most desirable jobs in the cutting-edge world of technology, starting now: A-level/IB, university and degree choices; extra-curricular activities; work experience; application and interview techniques.

          Design Your Own Internship:

          • Accommodation, meals, guardianship and airport pick-up are available if required and can be added at checkout. Accommodation is provided at a hotel in central San Francisco. Some fantastic evening social activities will also be provided for students booking with accommodation to ensure that interns get a genuine experience of life in Silicon Valley

            Programme Fee, Format & Options

            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 OR call us on +44 (0) 203 488 5089.

            Highlights Full Internship
            Days of Timetable Days 1-10
            Interactive Visits to Silicon Valley Giants Like Google, Apple, Microsoft and more
            Immersive 2-Day Silicon Valley 'Unicorn' Challenge With Top Venture Capitalists
            Private Networking Sessions With Top Professionals
            Personalised career coaching session: receive a dynamic, personalised development plan to reach the height of your career ambitions.
            Experiences at Stanford and Berkeley Universities
            Internship (without accommodation or meals)
            Additional price for San Francisco accommodation with all meals and guardianship included
            Additional price for San Francisco airport pick-up and drop-off (each way)

            Day 1 - Enter The Internship

            Day 2 – Enter Google

            Day 3 – Enter Amazon

            Day 4 – Artificial Intelligence

            Day 5 – Enter Dell

            Day 6 – Inside Intel

            Days 7-8 – Build Your Own Silicon Valley Start-Up

            Day 9 - Personal Career Development

            Day 10 - Personal Branding & Wrap Up

            Day 1 - Enter The Internship

            3pmThe Internship Begins

            - Keynote speech by a Director from The Silicon Valley Innovation Center
            - Immersive group activities to give you crucial skills for the internship ahead: innovation, branding, design, technological know-how and financing
            - Interactive networking session: meet your fellow interns – talented and ambitious students from around the world who can be powerful contacts for your career ahead

            7pmDinner & Team Building Activities

            *exact programme subject to change without notice

            Day 2 – Enter Google

            MorningGoogle Headquarters

            - Interactive session with Google Engineering Director on how innovation has made them the most iconic company in global technology
            - The art of innovation: Incremental vs Radical innovation
            - How to stay competitive whilst technological change accelerates


            - Interactive session with Apple employees on how the company re-defined innovation
            - Re-inventing the rules to pave the way for global domination
            - The ultimate playbook for ‘design innovation’

            Day 3 – Enter Amazon

            MorningAmazon Headquarters

            - Interactive session with an Amazon Executive on the secret sauce of innovation
            - An experience inside the biggest retailer in history
            - How Amazon came to dominate cloud computing

            AfternoonAirbnb's Headquarters

            - Visit the company whose offices are renowned to be amongst the most remarkable in the world
            - Understand how a bold idea in the 'sharing economy' turned the hotel industry upside down

            Day 4 – Artificial Intelligence

            MorningEnter Nvidia

            - Enter the company which is known as 'the AI computing company' and has been the driving force behind innovation in the world of gaming for over 2 decades
            - Understand how robots and self-driving cars will change the world, and how you can be a part of that change

            AfternoonEnter Salesforce

            - Interactive session with a Director at the world's largest sales software provider
            - Coaching on the art of creating deep customer relationships
            - How to employ 'Software as a Service' as a 'winning' business model

            Day 5 – Enter Dell

            MorningVisit to Dell's Offices

            - Interactive session with a Director at Dell Technologies
            - How to build for the digital future
            - 'Big Data'
            - The ‘Internet of Things’
            - Quantum Computing

            AfternoonStanford University

            - Experience life at one of the most famous universities for successful Silicon Valley executives

            Day 6 – Inside Intel

            MorningIntel Museum

            - Discover the inner-workings of the processing technology that changed the world

            AfternoonInteractive Tech

            - Build your own robot, experience astronaut-like weightlessness, and discover how 3D printing will re-invent organ transplants

            Days 7-8 – Build Your Own Silicon Valley Start-Up

            2 Full DaysThe 'Unicorn' Challenge

            - Investors’ briefing: you will be given a briefing by real-life venture capital investors in a multi-billion dollar portfolio. Your task is to create a business that has a billion-dollar valuation within 48 hours. Only one team will be the winner and awarded their investment
            - Your group will have access to the following experts who are available to coach you on your business plan. You will have full access to their calendars and it is up to YOU to decide how much you want to use them:
            - Business strategy consultants
            - Sales and marketing professionals
            - Technology experts
            - Finance professionals
            - Public speaking coaches

            Day 2 AfternoonThe Pitch

            - Pitch your business plan live to real-life venture capital investors and win The Unicorn Challenge!

            Day 9 - Personal Career Development

            Morning & AfternoonYour Future as a Silicon Valley Superstar

            - Personal career coaching: have your CV and background reviewed by recruitment experts
            - Receive a dynamic, personalised development plan to reach the height of your career ambitions
            - A day for professionals to fully focus on you, your personal aspirations, and your future as a successful professional
            - Live recruitment sessions: experience actual assessment tasks that firms use and get feedback on your performance

            Late AfternoonUniversity of California, Berkeley

            - Experience life at one of the most prestigious universities in the world

            EveningEnd of Internship Party

            - Celebrate your successes over the internship
            - Make valuable contacts for life with talented, like-minded students from across the world

            Day 10 - Personal Branding & Wrap Up

            MorningThe Internship Review

            - A review of what you have gained during the internship
            - How to use this once-in-a-lifetime experience as a springboard for your future

            2pmInterns Depart

            Dates & Locations

            Programme Location

            San Francisco & Palo Alto

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            Accommodation Location

            Hotel Zephyr
            250 Beach Street
            San Francisco, CA, 94133

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            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 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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