The Young Investment Banker Summer Internship

London Ages 15-18 Timezone: GMT+1

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Internship Overview

The Young Investment Banker Summer Internship is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for aspiring bankers to undertake the ultimate work experience in investment banking in London.

Over the course of 10 days, students aged 15-18 will have some of the most prestigious experiences of investment banking that one can imagine: competing in a live, interactive stock market trading session in an iconic London skyscraper; and private visits to the iconic multibillion-dollar financial corporations in London.

Also available on the internship are immersive visits to the University of Oxford, and a FinTech company revolutionising the way financial services are delivered across the world.

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 investment banker.

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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 Investment Banking Experiences:

  • Design an investment strategy and participate in a strategic negotiation at a multibillion-dollar Private Equity firm
  • Trade the London stock market live, in an iconic skyscraper (The Shard)
  • Participate in a trading simulation used by top-10 global investment banks to recruit its most valuable people 
  • Discover a live Mergers & Acquisitions deal: value FTSE 100 companies and go through dramatic rounds of negotiation
  • Build your own Hedge Fund portfolio and have it reviewed by senior London Hedge Fund managers

    Senior Investment Bankers From Iconic Global Brands:

    • Be coached through the immersive experiences with investment bankers from world-renowned firms such as Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan, UBS, Credit Suisse and large private equity and hedge funds
    • Private networking sessions with these professionals, who can become vital connections for your future careers

      Personalised Career Coaching:

      • Bespoke career coaching: have your credentials reviewed by an investment banking 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 investment banking, starting now: A-level/IB, university and degree choices; extra-curricular activities; work experience; application and interview techniques

      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 UCAS/College applications

      World-Class Universities And World-Class People:

      • Experience two of the best universities on the planet: Oxford 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). 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 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).

      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
        Immersive Investment Banking experiences: pricing and trading commodities and securities in a competitive trading game; negotiating a live merger deal and valuing real-life companies; building a hedge fund portfolio under the guidance of Portfolio Managers; coaching on how to become a top investment banker, starting now.
        Trade the London stock market live, in an iconic skyscraper (The Shard)
        Cutting-edge trading simulation used by top 10 global investment banks to recruit and assess junior traders
        Private networking session with top London investment bankers.
        Exclusive visit to a global multibillion-dollar Private Equity firm. Strategy discussions with senior deal makers
        Experiences at the University of Oxford, a pioneering FinTech company and some of London’s leading finance landmarks.
        Personalised career coaching day. Receive a dynamic, bespoke development plan from investment banking recruitment experts, 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 - Trading

        Day 3 - Mergers & Acquisitions

        Day 4 – Enter the Hedge Fund

        Day 5 - Enter The Financial Powerhouse

        Days 6-8 - Young Investment Bankers On Tour

        Day 9 - PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY

        Day 10 - Personal Branding and Wrap Up

        Day 1 - Enter The Internship

        3pmThe Internship Begins

        - Keynote speech by the Internship Director
        - Immersive group activities to give you crucial skills for the internship ahead: teamwork, commercial awareness, public speaking, working under pressure, time management and attention to detail
        - Interactive networking session: meet your fellow interns – talented and ambitious students from around the world who can be powerful contacts for your career ahead

        7pmClose

        *exact programme subject to change without notice

        Day 2 - Trading

        10.30amThe World of a Trader

        - The thrill of the trading floor
        - The key products
        - Interacting with clients

        11.00amMaking Large Profits

        - Winning trading strategies
        - Pricing products for profit
        - Live, competitive trading games

        12.15pmThe Journey of a Trader

        - Your path to Managing Director
        - Finding your niche
        - Beating the competition

        1.15pmLunch Break

        2.00pmHedge Funds

        - The world of a hedge fund
        - Winning hedge fund strategies
        - Fundamental Analysis
        - Technical Analysis

        2.30pmBuilding Your Portfolio

        - Create your own portfolio
        - Applying the right strategy
        - Live feedback from hedge fund executives

        4.00pmBreaking Into Investment Banking: Part 1

        - Coaching on A-level, degree and university choices
        - Extra/Super-Curricular activities
        - Internship applications
        - Impactful cover letters/CVs
        - Tackling aptitude tests
        - Trading & pressure interviews
        - Body language, tone, and delivery

        5.00pmClose

        Day 3 - Mergers & Acquisitions

        10.30amThe World of Mergers & Acquisitions

        - The key players
        - The 'pitch'
        - Winning work from clients
        - The deal: from start to finish

        11.15amValuation

        - The art of valuing a company
        - Using valuation in a negotiation
        - Capital structures
        - Interpreting financial statements

        12.15pmEnter a Live M&A Deal

        - Valuing a major company
        - Using real-life financial data
        - Choosing a winning strategy for your client

        1.00pmLunch Break

        2.00pmPrivate Equity

        - The World of Private Equity
        - Private Equity strategies
        - Becoming a ‘rainmaker’

        2.30pmNegotiation

        - Negotiating with different parties
        - Powerful deal-making techniques
        - Live, interactive competitive negotiation
        - Using your entrepreneurial flair

        3.45pmBreaking Into Investment Banking: Part 2

        - Building and leveraging a powerful network
        -Strategies to use LinkedIn to your advantage
        - The art of cold-calling
        - How to gain work experience

        4.30pmPanel & Networking Reception with a Group of High-Ranking Investment Bankers

        - A unique opportunity to meet some of the most accomplished bankers in The City
        - Gain personal advice and build a powerful network for your success
        - Receive personal advice
        - Guidance from those on the inside

        6.30pmClose

        Day 4 – Enter the Hedge Fund

        MorningTrade Global Markets

        - Competitive live portfolio management of global FX, Commodity, Equity and Bond Markets
        - Gain insider access to the simulation that is now used by top 10 global investment banks to recruit their traders
        - Use the risk management techniques gained on day 2
        - Observed and lead by hedge fund managers

        AfternoonThe Hedge Fund

        - Private visit with a top hedge fund backed by Goldman Sachs
        - Discuss high level trading strategies with senior portfolio managers
        - Economic influencers on trading activity; interest rates, inflation, money supply and more

        5pmClose

        Day 5 - Enter The Financial Powerhouse

        MorningTrade the London Stock Market Live

        - Learn about the epicentre of global stock market activity
        - Discover first-hand how billions of dollars are traded hands every day
        - Be coached on how to trade by experienced professionals and participate in a market auction

        AfternoonPrivate Visit with a Multibillion-Dollar Financial Corporation

        - Strategy discussion with the heavyweights of the investment world
        - Participate in a heated negotiation with turnaround experts
        - Understand how the world of global finance works

        5.00pmClose

        - Half (5-day) Interns leave

        Days 6-8 - Young Investment Bankers On Tour

        3 Full DaysUniversity of Oxford & FinTech

        - Experience some of Oxford’s most iconic colleges and buildings. Meet Oxford students and get their advice on how to gain a place there for yourself
        - Experience-session with a leading FinTech start-up
        - Understand first-hand how technology is changing the world of finance
        - Discover the institutions that make London the world's most famous city for investment banking: Lloyd’s of London, the Royal Exchange and more
        - Understand how London became the global hub for international finance
        - Cultural activities at some of London's most renowned landmarks

        Day 9 - PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY

        11.00amApplying for top investment banking jobs

        - CVs, cover letters and application forms for top investment banks
        - Ensuring you have both the style and substance to make it to the interview stage

        11.45amNetworking

        - Learn how to approach different professionals in the world of investment banking
        - Enter the world of networking and discover how to build a series of impactful connections that will help you further your career

        12.30pmInterviews

        - 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

        1.30pmLunch Break

        2.30pmAssessment Centres

        - How to impress during assessment centres
        - Experience mock assessment centre activities used by investment banks receive feedback on your performance

        3.30pmYour Development Plan

        - Building and finalising your plan under the guidance of investment banking recruitment experts

        4.30pmClose

        Day 10 - Personal Branding and 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
        - Farewell speech by Internship Director

        2pmInterns Depart

        Day 1: THE TRADING FLOOR

        Day 2: MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

        DAY 3: PRIVATE EQUITY & NEGOTIATION

        DAY 4: HEDGE FUNDS & CAREER COACHING

        DAY 5: PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY

        Day 1: THE TRADING FLOOR

        11.00amThe World of a Trader

        - The thrill of the trading floor
        - The key products
        - Interacting with clients

        11.30amJoining the Trading Floor

        - Finding your niche on the trading floor
        - How to become a top trader
        - Starting to understand market moves

        12.15pmYou Become the Trader: Trading Major Historical Events

        - Use your new skills to compete against other participants to trade currencies during one of the defining events of our generation.
        - See how your profit and loss account ranks against other up and coming traders

        1.00pmLunch Break

        1.30pmThe Journey of a Trader

        - Your path to Managing Director
        - Finding your niche
        - Beating the competition

        2.00pmTrading Analysis: Predicting the Moves

        - How do traders analyse volatile markets
        - Using fundamental and technical analysis to focus your decisions
        - Applying the theories to real trading situations

        2.45pmBuilding Your Portfolio

        - Create your own portfolio
        - Applying the right strategy
        - Live feedback from hedge fund executives

        4.30pmClose

        *exact programme subject to change without notice

        Day 2: MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

        11.00amThe World of M&A

        - Mergers & Acquisitions
        - How do deals actually occur?
        - Pitching clients to represent them in transactions
        - Choosing your career path

        11.30amEnter a Live Deal

        - Enter a live deal scenario as you hear breaking news about a game-changing tech acquisition

        1.00pmLunch Break

        1.45pmStarting Valuation

        - The art of valuing a company
        - Using valuation in a negotiation
        - Capital structures
        - Interpreting financial statements

        2.30pmRelative Valuation

        - Comparables analysis
        - Using precedent transactions analysis to figure out what a company is worth
        - Creating a strategy to value companies in different industries

        3.00pmYou Become the Investment Banker: Value a Leading Entertainment Brand

        - You will use real-life data that investment bankers use to work alongside professionals to figure out the value of a major merger between two industry giants.
        - Defend your valuation in the face of conflicting information and get live feedback on your results from top executives

        4.00pmClose

        *exact programme subject to change without notice

        DAY 3: PRIVATE EQUITY & NEGOTIATION

        11.00amPrivate Equity

        - The World of Private Equity
        - Private Equity strategies
        - Becoming a ‘rainmaker’

        11.45amEnter a Live Deal

        - Negotiating with different parties
        - Powerful deal-making techniques
        - Live, interactive competitive negotiation
        - Using your entrepreneurial flair

        1.00pmLunch Break

        2.00pmYou Become the Private Equity Dealmaker

        - An exclusive opportunity to meet a global financial powerhouse
        - Strategy discussion with the heavyweights of the investment world
        - Participate in a heated negotiation with turnaround experts
        - See the world of global finance in action

        4.00pmClose

        *exact programme subject to change without notice

        DAY 4: HEDGE FUNDS & CAREER COACHING

        11.00amTrade Global Markets

        - Competitive live portfolio management of global FX, Commodity, Equity and Bond Markets
        - Gain insider access to the simulation that is now used by top 10 global investment banks to recruit their traders
        - Use the risk management techniques gained on day 2

        1.00pmLunch Break

        1.30pmBreaking Into Investment Banking: Part 1

        - Coaching on A-level, degree and university choices
        - Extra/Super-Curricular activities
        - Panel, pressure and competency interviews
        - Analysing the recruitment process

        2.15pmBreaking Into Investment Banking: Part 2

        - Building and leveraging a powerful network
        - Strategies to use LinkedIn to your advantage

        3.00pmPanel & Networking with a Group of High-Ranking Investment Bankers

        - A unique opportunity to meet some of the most accomplished bankers in The City
        - Gain personal advice and build a powerful network for your success
        - Receive personal advice
        - Guidance from those on the inside

        4.30pmClose

        *exact programme subject to change without notice

        DAY 5: PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY

        11.00amApplying for top investment banking jobs

        - CVs, cover letters and application forms for top investment banks
        - Ensuring you have both the style and substance to make it to the interview stage

        11.45amNetworking

        - Learn how to approach different professionals in the world of investment banking
        - Enter the world of networking and discover how to build a series of impactful connections that will help you further your career

        12.30pmInterviews

        - 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

        1.30pmLunch Break

        2.00pmAssessment Centres

        - How to impress during assessment centres
        - Experience mock assessment centre activities used by investment banks receive feedback on your performance

        3.00pmYour Development Plan

        - Building and finalising your plan under the guidance of investment banking recruitment experts

        4.00pmWrap up

        - Next steps as you move toward your future as a successful investment banker

        4.30pmClose

        *In advance of the Internship you will be asked to create a CV and cover letter for a job as a top investment banker. You will also do some personal reflection on your achievements and ambitions. You will then work with investment banking recruitment experts all day to edit this based on the advice you are given, to create your own personal development plan – highlighting your strengths and areas for improvement

        Venue & Dates

        University College London (UCL)

        July OR August 2021

        Programme Location

        UCL, University of Oxford, London-based hedge funds, iconic London financial buildings (including The Shard skyscraper) and other University of London premises. 

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        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 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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