The Young Investment Banker Summer Internship
The Young Investment Banker Summer Internship
London • Ages 15-18

Dates: 2nd to 6th August 2019
Location: University College London (UCL) & The City of London


The Young Investment Banker Summer Internship is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for students aged 15-18 to experience life as an investment banker in one of the world’s leading financial capitals. 

Over the course of five action-packed days, you will embark on an international investment banking journey through London, which culminates in two experiences that most students can only dream of: an interactive trading session inside the London Stock Exchange and a private visit to the headquarters of a top-10 global investment bank. 

You will have exclusive access to a select group of high-ranking bankers who will coach you through live, interactive experiences of Sales & Trading, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, and Hedge Funds. 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.

Internship Outcomes & Highlights

1. You will gain a 360-degree experience of investment banking:

  • Private experiences inside the London Stock Exchange and one of the largest investment banks in the world
  • Pricing and trading stocks, commodities and currencies
  • Valuing real-life companies
  • A live merger deal
  • Building and optimising a hedge fund portfolio
  • Live negotiations and influencing others

2. You will be trained in how to secure a front-office position at a bulge-bracket investment bank, including:

  • Coaching by experts on university and degree choices; extra-curricular activities; and application and interview techniques
  • Networking powerfully and building a strong contact base
  • Leveraging your network to gain more work experience and applying those techniques with our bankers during the internship itself

3. You will create a life-long network of invaluable contacts:

  • Attend private networking sessions at top venues with a selection of high-ranking investment bankers, covering areas such as Sales & Trading, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity and Hedge Funds.
  • Work with some of the most ambitious and talented students from around the world flying in for the internship. This will give you a fantastic opportunity to build an international network of prized contacts.
  • Unlimited lifetime access to our depth of expertise. Students can contact us for further advice at any time and the most-relevant investment banker will respond to your questions.

4. You will boost your university application form and job applications:

  • Attendance demonstrates you’ve gained key skills such as teamwork, problem-solving, negotiating and commercial awareness.
  • Gain a totally unique addition to your CV before university, gaining an edge over the competition
  • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your applications.
  • Continue your learning after the programme with access to InvestIN Academy, our online learning portal.

5. You will experience some of London’s most treasured institutions

  • Attend private visits to major financial institutions such as the London Stock Exchange as well as leading investment banks and private equity funds
  • Learn at the world-famous University College London (UCL) – a target university for investment banks
  • Stay in the heart of Central London and experience some of its most famous attractions

Internship Programme Fee: £1750/student including all accommodation. The Programme Fee includes one place on the Young Investment Banker Summer Internship; accommodation at UCL for the duration of the programme; exclusive access to advanced digital learning content through the InvestIN Academy; and an online assessment with certificates issued to successful candidates.

Book two or more places on any Summer 2019 InvestIN programme for a 10% group discount. Use code GROUPSUMMER19 during registration to benefit from this.

Our Young Investment Banker Summer Weekend (2-day programme) is also taking place in 2019. Click herefor full details.

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

Day 1: Welcome
Afternoon 2pm-6pm Interns Arrive - Interns arrive for check-in and programme registration
Evening 7pm-9pm Icebreaker - Meet and greet with InvestIN Guardians
- Orientation & Introduction by Programme Director
- Intern Networking Reception
Day 2 - Trading & Hedge Funds
Morning 10:30am-1pm The World of a Trader - The thrill of the trading floor
- Interacting with clients
- Winning trading strategies
- Your path to Managing Director
Afternoon 2pm-5.00pm Hedge Funds

Breaking Into Investment Banking: Part I
- The world of a hedge fund
- Winning hedge fund strategies
- Create your own portfolio
- Live feedback from hedge fund executives

- Coaching on A-level, degree and university choices
- CVs and Applications
- Interview training on body language, tone and delivery
Day 3 – Mergers & Acquisitions & Private Equity
Morning 10:30am-1pm The World of Mergers & Acquisitions - The key players and how a deal works
- The art of valuing a company
- Value a major company with investment bankers
Afternoon 2pm-5.00pm Private Equity & Negotiation

Breaking Into Investment Banking:
Part II. Followed by Panel Discussion With Top Investment Bankers
- Private Equity strategies
- Becoming a ‘rainmaker’
- Powerful deal-making techniques
- Live, interactive competitive negotiation

- Building and leveraging a powerful network
- How to gain work experience
- Strategies to climb up the ladder
- Panel made up of high-ranking investment bankers
- Receive personal advice
Evening 5pm-8pm Private 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
- Apply networking techniques gained earlier in day
Day 4 – Enter The Markets
Morning 10:30am-12.30pm Hedge Fund: Trade Global Markets - Competitive live portfolio management of global FX, Commodity, Equity and Bond Markets
- Use the risk management techniques gained on day 2
- Compete against your peers for the InvestIN Global Intern Award
Afternoon 2pm-4.30pm Private Visit to a Leading Private Equity Fund - An exclusive opportunity to visit a multibillion dollar PE fund
- Strategy discussion with the heavyweights of the investment world
Evening 6.30pm-9.30pm Visit to Top West End Musical - Experience one of London’s world famous productions
Day 5 – Enter The Investment Bank
Morning 10am-1.00pm Private Visit to a Leading Global Investment Bank - An exclusive opportunity to visit a top investment bank
- See the world of global finance in action
Afternoon 2pm-4.30pm Private Visit to London Stock Exchange - Experience the LSE
- Learn how the market works in reality
- Take part in trading simulations & games
Evening 5pm Internship Ends - Interns free to leave

Programme Location

University College, London (UCL)
The Cruciform Building
Gower Street
Greater London
United Kingdom

Click here to see a map

Accommodation Location

We are pleased to offer UCL halls of residence for attendees, from Friday 2nd August (check-in) to Tuesday 6th August (check-out):

Ramsay Hall (UCL)
20 Maple Street
Greater London
United Kingdom

Click here to see a map

How do I book my place?
Simply click “Register Now” on the right to begin the registration process.
Do I need to apply and be accepted in order to attend a programme?
There is no application in order to attend our programmes, as we feel that passion, ambition and a willingness to commit toward your future is enough. Our programmes, however, are extremely popular and are often full months in advance. We offer our places on a first-come first-served basis and places are highly limited.
Do I need to have prior knowledge?
No prior knowledge is required to attend our programmes, as we introduce each topic from a basic level of understanding.
What is the dress code for the programme/internship?
We ask that students wear professional clothing on our programmes as you will be meeting industry executives. Essentially, avoid wearing jeans, trainers or tracksuits. Suits, chinos and other smart casual wear are all acceptable.
What is provided in the residences?

Below is a quick summary of what UCL does and does not provide within its residences and bedrooms.

Items provided Items NOT provided
  • Kitchen facilities with basic crockery, cutlery and utensils, microwave, kettle
  • Bed linen and a bath towel
  • Weekly clean of the bedrooms and bed linen change
  • Wireless internet access in the bedrooms
  • Access to launderette
  • Luggage storage (day of departure only, at some sites, at discretion of staff)
  • Hairdryer
  • Air conditioning
  • Shampoo and other personal hygiene items
  • Tea and coffee making facilities in the bedrooms
  • Room service
  • Daily inspection and cleaning of the bedrooms
  • TV in the bedroom
When should I arrive and leave?

Check-in will occur between 14.00 – 21.00 on Friday 2nd August. If you need to arrive outside that time (or even on Saturday morning) please let us know and we shall try to make special arrangements for you.

Check-out will occur at 9.30am on Tuesday 6th August. You may bring your luggage with you to the programme on Tuesday.

How do I get to the accommodation?

The nearest tube stations are Great Portland Street (Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan Lines), Warren Street (Victoria Line), and Goodge Street (Northern Line). The accommodation is also walking distance from Euston and St Pancras stations. From Heathrow Airport you can take the Heathrow Express to Paddington (20 minutes), and then the Circle Line from Paddington to Great Portland Street (10 minutes). A map can be found here.

Will I have to share my room/facilities?

The rooms are single, but bathrooms are shared.

How safe is the accommodation?

UCL accommodation has 24-hour security on-site. In addition, InvestIN staff (our chaperones) will be staying at the halls of residence, and there will be a 24-hour contact number (available from the time students check-in until the end of the programme) should you need any assistance.

Can you tell me more about the chaperones?

Our chaperones are security-vetted (enhanced DBS check), adult members of staff who have experience of supervising children. They will carry out registration twice per day and escort the students to and from the programme. A chaperone will be available 24 hours per day should students need any assistance.

Are any meals included?

Meals are included if the accommodation option is selected and booked. Should you have any dietary requirements we shall do our best to accommodate them subject to the ability of UCL to do so. We shall ask you about any dietary requirements in a separate form after you have booked.

Do I need a visa?

Nationals of certain countries require visas to visit the UK. You can check

Do I need to provide any details in advance of my arrival?

Once you have registered we shall send you a form to complete which asks for basic information such as your name, address, contact, and passport details. You must bring your passport with you for check-in.

What happens in the event of an accident or emergency?

A chaperone will be available 24 hours per day (from the time students check-in until the end of the programme) should students need any assistance.

House rules?

Registration takes place twice per day at the halls of residence:

Students must be present for each registration.

We ask that students are back on accommodation premises by 21:30 and do not permit students to leave the halls of residence after that time.

Our programmes are an opportunity for students to experience professional life. As such, we expect our students to behave like young adults. Any student who displays any behaviour that would, in our reasonable opinion, be undesirable or whose behaviour we, or UCL, consider to be inappropriate, may be asked to leave the programme and the halls of residence immediately. Inappropriate behaviour includes the consumption of alcohol, rude behaviour towards others, and failure to turn up to registration

Can parents visit or stay?

Parents can visit students but are not permitted to enter into the lecture hall or other venues as we try to create a professional environment. Parents are not allowed to stay overnight as UCL does not permit guests to stay in their halls of residence.

Can I arrange my own accommodation?

You may arrange your own accommodation but we cannot offer the programme only as a separate price. As such, full programme fees will be payable whether or not the accommodation is used.

Can I cancel my internship place?

You may cancel your place at any time. Cancellations of your place can be requested by emailing us at If you cancel your place 180 days or more before the start date of the programme, you will receive a 75% refund of the total programme fee. If you cancel your place between 120 days and 180 days before the start date of the programme, you will receive a 50% refund of the total programme fee. If you cancel your place between 90 days and 120 days before the start date of the programme, you will receive a 25% refund of the total programme fee. Programme places cancelled less than 90 days before the start date of the programme will receive no refund of programme fees.

Is there WiFi internet access?

There is free WiFi access in all bedrooms.

Are the rooms air-conditioned/heated?

No. There is no air-conditioning and the rooms are not heated in the summer.

Can you arrange an airport pick-up?

We do offer airport pick ups/drop-offs for an additional charge. Please email us at or call us on +44 (0) 203 915 1420 to discuss further.

Can I stay longer in the accommodation or check-in earlier?

We are not able to arrange accommodation outside the dates of the internship. We can recommend some local hotels if you require accommodation either before or after the dates of our programme.

What if I have other questions that are not answered above?
You can read our STUDENT FAQs or, if you are the parent of a student interested in attending, our PARENT INFO section. If you would prefer to contact us, please feel free to email us on or call +44 (0) 203 915 1420.

This programme is for students aged 15-18 who have the passion and ambition to both learn about this career, and start boosting their UCAS/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.

There is no application process, and you can secure your place simply by clicking “Register Now”. We operate on a first-come first-served basis and programme places are limited; we are usually full a couple of months in advance of the programme date. No prior knowledge or experience is required to join this programme as we build your knowledge from the basics up to more advanced concepts.


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.

If 2 or more places are booked, students can receive a 10% discount. Enter the provided group discount code GROUPSUMMER19 on the product page at checkout to benefit from this.
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