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The Young Computer Scientist Summer Internship

London Ages 15-18 Timezone: GMT+1

In Person Date Only
23rd July - 1st August 2021

Starts at 2.00pm

Starts at 2.00pm

In Person Date Only
20th August - 29th August 2021

Starts at 2.00pm

Starts at 2.00pm

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Internship Overview

The Young Computer Scientist Summer Internship is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for aspiring computer scientists to undertake the work experience of their dreams in London.

Over the course of 10 days, students aged 15-18 will have some of the most prestigious experiences of computer science that one can imagine: creating a web app and deploying it online; carrying out online & offline penetration testing on a ‘secure’ system; working live with autonomous vehicles on cutting-edge technology; networking with top professionals in the industry who will give you advice and answer your questions; and experiential visits to some of the fastest growing and most innovative technology companies in Europe.

Also available on the Internship are a visit to the University of Cambridge, and a groundbreaking Artificial Intelligence company.

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 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. Full details of our Covid-19 policy are set out later on this page.

 

Immersive Computer Science Experiences:

  • Carry out a combination online/offline “Red Team” penetration test on a ‘secure’ system against the clock
  • Experiential visits to some of the world’s most pioneering technology institutions and some of the fastest growing tech firms in Europe
  • Work with the ground-breaking code that software engineers are using to develop autonomous vehicles
  • Create a web app and deploy it online
  • Network with top professionals in the industry who will give you advice and answer your burning questions

    Senior Computer Scientists From Iconic Global Brands:

    • Be coached through the immersive experiences with computer scientists from world-renowned firms such as IBM, Google and Samsung.
    • Private networking sessions with these professionals, who can become vital connections for your future careers.

      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: work with leading recruiters to 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, creativity, teamwork, 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.

      World-Class Universities And World-Class People:

      • Experience two of the best universities on the planet: University of Cambridge 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) 
          • Accommodation, meals, guardianship and airport pick-up are available if required and can be added at checkout. London accommodation is provided at UCL’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: 23rd July – 1st August 2021 OR 20th - 29th August 2021.

          You can choose either the Half Internship (5 days) or the Full Internship (10 days)

          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 Half Internship Full Internship
          Days of Timetable Days 1-5 Days 1-10
          Work with leading software engineers to design a bespoke online web app
          Penetrate a company's security system and simulate a real-life cyberattack with your team
          Discover the software engineering and cybersecurity required in developing state-of-the-art autonomous vehicles
          Experiences at the world-class University of Cambridge and London's Silicon Roundabout
          Personalised career coaching session: receive a dynamic, personalised development plan to reach the height of your career ambitions.
          Price
          Internship (without accommodation or meals)
          £1350

          £2600
          Additional price for London accommodation on UCL’s campus with all meals and guardianship included
          £600

          £1350
          Additional price for London airport pick-up and drop-off (each way)
          £100

          £100
          Work with leading software engineers to design a bespoke online web app
          Penetrate a company's security system and simulate a real-life cyberattack with your team
          Discover the software engineering and cybersecurity required in developing state-of-the-art autonomous vehicles

          Internship (without accommodation or meals)


          £1350

          Additional price for London accommodation on UCL’s campus with all meals and guardianship included


          £600

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


          £100

          Work with leading software engineers to design a bespoke online web app
          Penetrate a company's security system and simulate a real-life cyberattack with your team
          Discover the software engineering and cybersecurity required in developing state-of-the-art autonomous vehicles
          Experiences at the world-class University of Cambridge and London's Silicon Roundabout
          Personalised career coaching session: receive a dynamic, personalised development plan to reach the height of your career ambitions.

          Internship (without accommodation or meals)


          £2600

          Additional price for London accommodation on UCL’s campus with all meals and guardianship included


          £1350

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


          £100

          Timetable

          DAY 1: ENTER THE INTERNSHIP

          DAY 2: SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

          DAY 3: THE NEW WORLD OF DATA SCIENCE

          DAY 4: THE TECH GIANT

          DAY 5: RED TEAM & TESLA EXPERIENCE

          DAYS 6-8: YOUNG COMPUTER SCIENTISTS ON TOUR

          DAY 9: PERSONAL CAREER COACHING

          DAY 10: REVIEW YOUR EXPERIENCE

          DAY 1: ENTER THE INTERNSHIP

          2.00pmThe Internship Begins

          - Keynote speech delivered by the Internship Director
          - Immersive group activities to give you crucial computer science skills for the internship ahead: teamwork, design, critical thinking, working under pressure and presentation
          - Interactive networking session: meet your fellow interns – talented and ambitious students from around the world who can be powerful contacts for your career ahead.

          6.00pmClose

          *exact programme subject to change without notice

          DAY 2: SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

          11:00amThe World of Software Engineering

          - How to make your mark in the world of disruptive innovation
          - Software engineering in the most cutting-edge industries
          - The demands and expectations
          - Putting some order to the chaos: SCRUM methodology.

          11:30amFront-End Development

          - What is Front-End Development? Learn about the client side, the stack, and the fundamentals of the web: HTML, CSS & JavaScript.
          - UX & UI techniques and application: develop a keen eye for design.
          - Split test the UX & UI of a website

          1.00pmLunch Break

          2:00pmBack-End Development

          - What is Back-End Development? Communication with the server and the necessary stack.
          - Enter the world of Databases, SQL and the technologies and code that control all our data.
          - Solve problems by thinking like a Software Engineer.

          2.45pmYou Become the Software Engineer: build a web app

          - 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

          4:30pmFeedback Session

          - Deploy your app to a server and showcase your creativity and added functionality
          - Pitch in a “demo day” session
          - Receive invaluable feedback from software engineers and Front-End developers

          5.00pmClose

          *exact programme subject to change without notice

          DAY 3: THE NEW WORLD OF DATA SCIENCE

          10:30amThe new world of Data Science and AI

          - The possibilities, limitations and dangers of rapidly-advancing technology
          - Powerful examples of AI in use today
          - Progressive, self-learning algorithms: explore how systems apply complex mathematical calculations to big data, identify patterns and come to conclusions with minimal human intervention

          11:30amBuilding Algorithms for a Better World

          - Construct a machine learning algorithm to ensure a successful outcome in a dynamic environment
          - Ensure a successful outcome in a high stakes emergency situation
          - Compete against your peers to create the best code.
          - Be guided every step of the way as you refine your skills and learn vital techniques.

          1.30pmLunch Break

          2:30pmCareer 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

          3:15pmAssessment centre group task

          - Solve real case studies used in assessment centres for the biggest tech firms in the world
          - Be assessed on critical skills by interview experts
          - Receive personalised feedback and tips along the way

          4:30pmPanel Q&A

          - Ask your burning questions to the high-ranking computer scientists whom you’ve worked with over the weekend.

          5.30pmClose

          *exact programme subject to change without notice

          DAY 4: THE TECH GIANT

          Full DayExperiential visit to one of the fastest growing tech firms in Europe

          - Experience a day in the life of the computer scientists who are making London the tech capital of Europe.
          - Explore the cutting-edge technologies being developed and pitch your suggestions and feedback.
          - Discover the requirements needed to work at a tech leader and grow your network for the future.
          - Be coached on how to code for the real world by experienced professionals

          *exact programme subject to change without notice

          DAY 5: RED TEAM & TESLA EXPERIENCE

          MorningRed Team and Cybersecurity Escape Room

          - Ethical hacking: play defence against cybercriminals.
          - Put a company’s security systems to the test as you and your team search for weaknesses.
          - Enter the company headquarters in your teams and attempt to bypass human security before trying to navigate into the company’s servers.
          - Simulate a cyberattack to identify vulnerabilities in a ‘secure’ network.
          - Working with top penetration testers and cybersecurity analysts to understand the methods and processes to push a devices security and a network to its limits.
          - Using the tools in your toolkit attempt to extract company critical data.
          - Report back to the company on all the vulnerabilities you have discovered and propose better security protocols.

          AfternoonTesla Experience

          - Work with a self driving vehicle alongside top autonomous vehicle engineers
          - Discover the software engineering and cybersecurity involved in developing the cars from Tesla engineers.
          - The evolution of autonomy in automotive and your future opportunities
          - Network with top engineers bringing autonomy into reality

          *exact programme subject to change without notice

          DAYS 6-8: YOUNG COMPUTER SCIENTISTS ON TOUR

          3 Full DaysTouring the Heart of Europe’s Technology Hub

          - Experiential visit to London’s Silicon Roundabout
          - Experience some of Cambridge’s most iconic colleges and buildings. Meet Cambridge students and get their advice on how to gain a place there for yourself.
          - Experience-session with a cutting-edge artificial intelligence company
          - Understand first-hand the technological revolution happening in the London start-up ecosystem.
          - Understand why London is a global hub for computer science innovation
          - Cultural activities at some of London's most renowned landmarks

          DAY 9: PERSONAL CAREER COACHING

          11.00amApplying for top jobs in Computer Science

          - CVs, cover letters and application forms for top jobs in your chosen area of 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 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 by top firms 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

          DAY 10: REVIEW YOUR EXPERIENCE

          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
          - Farewell speech by Internship Director

          2.00pmInterns Depart

          Venue & Dates

          University College London (UCL) and Other Locations

          23rd July - 1st August 2021 OR 20th August - 29th August 2021

          Programme Location

          UCL, University of Cambridge, and other locations. 

          Accommodation Location

          Garden Halls (University of London)
          1 Cartwright Gardens
          King's Cross
          London
          WC1H 9EN

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          You can download a full digital brochure of Garden Halls, by clicking below:

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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 10 day 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

          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. 

          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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