The Young Entrepreneur Summer Internship

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

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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

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) (QS World Rankings 2020).
      • Meet inspiring speakers and ambitious university students who will guide you through the dynamic world of entrepreneurship

      You will also be granted free-of-charge lifetime access to the InvestIN Connect app. InvestIN Connect gives our students lifetime access to a suite of features, including work experience and mentoring opportunities, career coaching materials, and a platform for you to start building a powerful network with thousands of equally-ambitious young minds. By registering for this programme you are therefore signing up to a lifetime of professional development opportunities.

          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.

          Internship Fee:

          Full Internship (Days 1-10) £2600/per student. Half Internship (Days 1-5 only) £1350/per student. 

          For a full list of terms and conditions, please click here.

          Programme Fee, Format & Options

          The internship will take place on:

          23rd July – 1st August 2021

          Students can book for either 5 or 10 days of the Internship. A full breakdown of options and pricing can be found below:

          Please see the highlights below

          Highlights Half Internship Full Internship
          Days of Timetable Days 1-5 Days 1-10
          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
          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
          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

          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

          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.

          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: 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

          Venue & Dates

          University College London (UCL) and Other Locations

          23rd July - 1st August 2021

          Programme Location

          UCL, University of Oxford, the House of Commons (UK Parliament) 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.

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          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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