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The Young Entrepreneur 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

Live Online
31st July - 4th August 2021

Starts at 11.00am

Starts at 11.00am

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Internship Overview

The Young Entrepreneur Summer Internship is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs aged 15-18 to experience life as a CEO in London for 10 days.

Over the course of the Internship, you will build your own high-growth business, pitch to venture capitalists for funding in an iconic London skyscraper and meet with CEOs who are shaping the future of global commerce.

You will also gain a 360-degree experience of London’s world-class start-up scene: you will visit some of London’s most valuable start-up companies and discuss strategy with their senior management.

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

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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.

 

Immersive Experiences in Entrepreneurship:

  • Design an outstanding business strategy to create a multi-billion dollar company, with coaching and feedback from top entrepreneurs
  • Visit some of Europe’s fastest 500 growing firms and gain advice from their senior management on how to succeed in business
  • Pitch your ideas to venture capital investors who have been responsible for funding some of the most compelling companies in today’s investment landscape
  • Coaching on key entrepreneurial skills: leadership, negotiation, networking, public speaking and more

    Network with Successful Entrepreneurs from a Variety of Different Backgrounds:

    • Be coached and supported throughout your Internship by CEOs across several fields
    • Panel and networking discussion with leaders in marketing, finance, tech and growth. Ask all your burning questions to succeed in the competitive world of entrepreneurship 

      Personalised Career Coaching:

      • Training on how you can develop your entrepreneurial skills, starting now: A-level/IB, university and degree choices; extra-curricular activities; work experience; networking
      • Tailored coaching from experienced entrepreneurs who will support you to create your own personal development plan to achieve your future ambitions 

      Competitive Advantage In Your University Applications:

      • Attending the Internship demonstrates that you have gained key skills such as leadership, negotiation, networking and public speaking, which can help set you apart in the increasingly competitive world of university applications
      • Receive a personalised certificate upon the completion of the programme assessment

      World-Class Locations and Speakers:

      • Go behind the scenes at some of the UK’s most exciting tech start-ups and meet with the people who have created and scaled some of London’s most innovative ventures. 
      • Experience two of the world’s Top 10 Universities: Oxford and UCL (University College London)
      • Meet inspiring speakers and ambitious university students who will guide you through the dynamic world of entrepreneurship

      Design Your Own Internship:

      • Choose to attend the in-person 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 UCL’s halls of residence. Evening social activities will also be provided for students booking with accommodation

      Programme Fee, Format & Options

      The in-person Internship will take place on 23rd July – 1st August 2021. You can choose either the Half Internship (5 days) or the Full Internship (10 days)

      The Live Online Internship will take place 31st July - 4th 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
      Design an outstanding business strategy to create a multi-billion dollar company, with coaching and feedback from top entrepreneurs
      Visit some of Europe’s fastest 500 growing firms
      Pitch your ideas to venture capital investors at an iconic London skyscraper
      Experiences at The University of Oxford Business School and a pioneering sustainable tech company
      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

      £595
      Additional price for London accommodation on UCL’s campus 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
      Timetable

      DAY 1: ENTER THE INTERNSHIP

      DAY 2: BUILDING YOUR BRAND

      DAY 3: CREATING A BLITZSCALING START UP

      DAY 4: EXPERIENTIAL VISITS TO SOME OF LONDON’S TOP COMPANIES

      DAY 5: ENTER THE BOARDROOM: YOUR PITCH TO VENTURE CAPITALISTS

      DAYS 6-8: YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS ON TOUR

      DAY 9: YOUR FUTURE AS AN ENTREPRENEUR

      DAY 10: REVIEW YOUR EXPERIENCE

      DAY 1: ENTER THE INTERNSHIP

      3.00pmThe Internship Begins

      - Keynote speech delivered by Internship director
      - Interactive group activities to give you the crucial skills you will need for the Internship ahead: teamwork, working under pressure and time management
      - Interactive Networking Session: meet your fellow interns, talented and ambitious students from around the world who can provide worthwhile lifetime contacts

      6.00pmClose

      *exact programme subject to change without notice

      DAY 2: BUILDING YOUR BRAND

      11.00amThe World of an Entrepreneur

      - The star players: CEOs, Founders and more
      - The winning mentality
      - The hype vs the reality

      11.30amThe Knowledge: Building a Global Super Brand

      - Understand the key aspects of business and take part in engaging simulations to help you understand strategy, sales and marketing, finance and technology
      - Coaching by top entrepreneurs on the key aspects of building a successful business and incorporate them into your own business plan

      2.00pmLunch Break

      2.45pmEnter the Boardroom

      - Over the next three days you will compete in teams to create a ‘winning’ business plan and secure investment from real-life venture capital investors
      - Work with your team on how you will drive success and secure the investment

      4.00pmThe Skills: Negotiation

      - Prepare to come face-to-face with hard-hitting investors by developing your negotiation skills with the best
      - Training with successful entrepreneurs who have negotiated with some of the biggest names in the retail industry

      5.00pmClose

      *exact programme subject to change without notice

      DAY 3: CREATING A BLITZSCALING START UP

      11.00amThe Business Plan: Sales, Strategy and Marketing

      - The creation process begins. You will have private coaching with business leaders from the following backgrounds to get their help with the first part of your business plan: - Business Strategy - Sales & Marketing

      1.00pmLunch Break

      1.45pmThe Business Plan: Finance and Technology

      - The dream continues. You will have private coaching with business leaders from the following backgrounds to get their help with the second part of your business plan: - Finance - Technology

      3.30pmCareer Coaching and Panel Q&A

      - How to start a business
      - Routes into entrepreneurship
      - Planning for ‘start-up’ life
      - Panel made up of successful entrepreneurs
      - Top professionals answer your questions
      - Receive personal advice
      - Inspirational stories
      - Guidance from those on the inside

      5.00pmClose

      *exact programme subject to change without notice

      DAY 4: EXPERIENTIAL VISITS TO SOME OF LONDON’S TOP COMPANIES

      Morning & AfternoonExperiential Visits to some of London’s top start ups

      - Exclusive visit to some of Europe’s 500 Fastest Growing Companies
      - Meet with senior management who will advise and inspire on how to bring your business plan to the next level
      - Hop between multi-million dollar start-ups and uncover the secrets to success

      *exact programme subject to change without notice

      DAY 5: ENTER THE BOARDROOM: YOUR PITCH TO VENTURE CAPITALISTS

      11.00amInvestor Pitch Preparation

      - Elevate your public speaking with a dynamic training session from a leading public speaking coach
      - Deliver practice sessions at one of London’s iconic skyscrapers
      - Put together the final touches to make your pitch stand out from the rest

      1.00pmLunch Break

      2.00pmThe Investor Pitch

      - The finale has arrived. A once-in-a-lifetime experience, pitching to high level venture capital investors who invest millions into the highest potential companies
      - Step into the shoes of a real entrepreneur as you come face to face with a panel of investors at a London landmark.
      - Winning team announced and prizes awarded

      5.00pmClose

      *exact programme subject to change without notice

      DAYS 6-8: YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS ON TOUR

      3 Full DaysUniversity of Oxford and pioneering London tech companies

      - Experience some of Oxford’s most iconic colleges and buildings. Meet business school students and get their advice on how to gain a place there for yourself
      - Experience-session with a leading sustainable technology firm leading the way in green tech
      - Understand first-hand how technology is changing the world of commerce
      - Discover the institutions that make London the world's most famous city for business: Silicon Roundabout, Canary Wharf and more
      - Understand how London became the global hub for international commerce
      - Cultural activities at some of London's most renowned landmarks

      DAY 9: YOUR FUTURE AS AN ENTREPRENEUR

      10.30amEntering Entrepreneurship

      - The steps you need to take to be-come a top entrepreneur

      11.00amBecome an Innovator

      - Discover the art of forming ideas, developing strategies as well as creating and implementing a vision

      12.00pmOwning the Room

      - Preparing for important meetings; style; body language; understanding what you are really being asked; answering difficult questions and more
      - Interactive exercises for you to participate in to help you excel when selling your business and yourself

      1.00pmGrowing and Maintaining your Network

      - Enter the world of networking and discover how to build a series of impactful connections that will help you further your career.

      2.00pmLunch Break

      3.00pmTaking Control of your Next Steps

      - An interactive afternoon showing you the perfect CV for a future entrepreneur
      - Worked examples of how you can gain all the key skills through extra-curricular activities, and how to make the most of them
      - Complete your personal development plan on the basis of this advice, creating a tangible, personalised playbook to achieve your own entrepreneurial dreams

      5.00pmClose

      DAY 10: REVIEW YOUR EXPERIENCE

      MorningThe Internship Review

      - Now you have completed your immersive and unique Internship experience you will take the time to review what you have learned and more importantly how you can use this Internship as a springboard for your future.
      - Create your next step action plans that can support you through your university applications, career choices and beyond.

      2.00pmInterns Depart

      DAY 1: BUILDING THE BRAND

      DAY 2: THE ENTREPRENEUR'S CHALLENGE (PART I)

      DAY 3: THE ENTREPRENEUR'S CHALLENGE (PART II)

      DAY 4: DELIVERING YOUR PITCH

      DAY 5: PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY

      DAY 1: BUILDING THE BRAND

      11.00amThe World of an Entrepreneur

      - Your role in the internship
      - The star players: CEOs, Founders and more
      - The winning mentality
      - The hype versus the reality

      11.30amThe Knowledge (Part I): Building a Global Super Brand

      - Coaching from top entrepreneurs on the key aspects of building your own successful business
      - Strategy
      - Sales and Marketing

      1.00pmLunch Break

      1.45pmThe Business Plan (Part I): Strategy, Sales and Marketing

      - The creation process begins. You will have bespoke coaching with business leaders from the following backgrounds to get their help with the first part of your business plan:
      - Strategy
      - Sales and Marketing

      3.30pmThe Skills (Part I): Leadership

      - understand the type of leader you are
      - recruiting your dream team
      - motivating your team to success

      4.30pmClose

      *exact programme format subject to change without notice.

      DAY 2: THE ENTREPRENEUR'S CHALLENGE (PART I)

      11.00amThe Knowledge (Part II): Building a Global Super Brand

      - Coaching from top entrepreneurs on the key aspects of building your own successful business
      - Finance
      - Technology

      12.30pmLunch Break

      1.30pmThe Business Plan (Part II)

      - The dream continues. You will have private coaching with business leaders from the following backgrounds to get their help with the second part of your business plan:
      - Finance
      - Technology

      3.30pmThe Skills (Part II): Negotiation

      - understand how successful entrepreneurs negotiate the best deals
      - come face to face with a thrilling negotiation simulation and see if you can beat the best

      4.30pmClose

      *exact programme format subject to change without notice.

      DAY 3: THE ENTREPRENEUR'S CHALLENGE (PART II)

      11.00amFunding Your Start-Up

      - understand the ways you can get your business off the ground
      - practice the art of negotiating funding with an expert

      12.30pmLunch Break

      1.30pmInvestor Pitch Preparation

      - Coaching on everything you need to know to deliver a powerful pitch to investors
      - Public speaking coaching
      - Preparation for tomorrow's big pitch
      - put the finishing touches to your new business

      4.30pmClose

      *exact programme format subject to change without notice.

      DAY 4: DELIVERING YOUR PITCH

      11.00amInvestor Pitch Presentation

      - Pitch your business plan to venture capital investors and convince them of your plans
      - Receive personalised feedback on all aspects of your plan
      - Winning team and prizes to be announced

      1.30pmLunch Break

      2.30pmCareer Coaching and Panel Q&A

      - How to start a business
      - Routes into entrepreneurship
      - Planning for ‘start-up’ life
      - Panel of successful entrepreneurs
      - Top professionals to answer your questions
      - Receive personal advice
      - Inspirational stories
      - Guidance from those on the inside

      4.30pmClose

      *exact programme format subject to change without notice.

      DAY 5: PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY

      10.30amEntering Entrepreneurship

      - The steps you need to become a top entrepreneur

      11.00amBecoming an Innovator

      - Discover the art of forming ideas, developing strategies as well as creating and implementing a vision

      1.00pmNetworking

      - Enter the world of networking and discover how to build a series of impactful connections that will help you further your career

      12.00pmOwning the Room

      - Preparing for important meetings; style; body language; understanding what you are really being asked; answering difficult questions and more
      - Interactive exercises for you to participate in to help you excel when selling your business and yourself
      - Enter the world of networking and discover how to build a series of impactful connections that will help you further your career

      1.00pmNetworking

      - Enter the world of networking and discover how to build a series of impactful connections that will help you further your career

      3.00pmYour Next Steps

      - An interactive afternoon showing you the perfect CV for a future entrepreneur
      - Examples of how you can gain all the key skills through extra-curricular activities, and how to make the most of them
      - Complete your personal development plan on the basis of this advice, creating a tangible, personalised playbook to achieve your own entrepreneurial dreams

      5.00pmClose

      *exact programme format subject to change without notice.

      Venue & Dates

      University College London (UCL) and Other Locations

      23rd July - 1st August (in-person) OR 31st July - 4th August 2021 ('live online')

      Programme Location

      UCL, University of Oxford and other locations. 

      Accommodation Location

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

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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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