The Silicon Valley Summer Internship

San Francisco• Ages 15-18

5th August to 14th August 2020
Silicon Valley

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, Apple, Airbnb, Hewlett Packard, Intel 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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HIGHLIGHTS

Enter Some of The Most Iconic Brands in Global Technology:

  • Interactive experiences at Silicon Valley giants such as Google, Apple, Airbnb, Hewlett Packard and Intel
  • Experience for yourself the energy that is creating the fourth industrial revolution
  • Private networking time with senior Silicon Valley professionals: 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 (blitzscaling) 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

            TIMETABLE
            Day 1 - Enter The Internship
            3pm The 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
            7pm Dinner & Team Building Activities

            *exact programme subject to change without notice

            Day 2 – Innovation In Silicon Valley
            Morning Google Headquarters - Interactive session with Google employees 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
            Afternoon Apple Headquarters - 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 – Building A Silicon Valley Culture
            Morning Airbnb Headquarters - Interactive session with Airbnb employees on how Airbnb’s culture disrupted the global hotel market
            - Creating the perfect company culture for hyper-growth (blitz-scaling)
            Afternoon IBM Headquarters - How one of the most consistently high-performing companies in the world built a culture to stay competitive throughout the ages
            Day 4 – Building A Silicon Valley Unicorn
            Morning Disruptive Innovation - How to turn a company into a multi-billion-dollar ‘unicorn’
            - Create a new market and value network to change the world
            Afternoon Venture Capital Firm Session - How venture capital makes the Silicon Valley dream possible
            - Coaching on the art of raising capital for your start-up: business plans, valuations and pitching
            Day 5 – Game-Changing Tech
            Morning Hewlett Packard - Artificial Intelligence
            - ‘Big Data’
            - Quantum Computing
            - The ‘Internet of Things’
            Afternoon Stanford University - Experience life at one of the most famous universities for successful Silicon Valley executives
            Day 6 – Inside Intel
            Morning Intel Museum - Discover the inner-workings of the processing technology that changed the world
            Afternoon Interactive 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 Days The '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
            - You will have one-to-one time with 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 Afternoon The Pitch - Pitch your business plan live to real-life venture capital investors and win The Unicorn Challenge!
            Day 9 - Personal Career Development
            Morning & Afternoon Your 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 Afternoon University of California, Berkeley - Experience life at one of the most prestigious universities in the world
            Evening End 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
            Morning The 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
            2pm Interns Depart
            VENUE & ACCOMMODATION

            Programme Location

            San Francisco & Palo Alto
            California
            USA

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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.

            OPTIONS & FEES

             

            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
            Price
            Internship (without accommodation or meals)
            £3250
            Additional price for San Francisco accommodation with all meals and guardianship included
            £2500
            Additional price for San Francisco airport pick-up and drop-off (each way)
            £125
            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)


            £3250

            Additional price for San Francisco accommodation with all meals and guardianship included


            £2500

            Additional price for San Francisco airport pick-up and drop-off (each way)


            £125

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