The Young Investment Banker Summer Internship 2019 (London)

2nd August - 6th August 2019 - 15-18 year old students

University College London (UCL) & The City of London

(see tabs above to learn more about the timetable of each day)

  • 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. 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.

    You will dive into the heart of London’s financial district during private visits to some of the world’s most iconic investment banking landmarks, including the London Stock Exchange, and attend exclusive networking receptions with some of the most elite bankers in London. 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, with live, interactive simulations including:

    • 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 firms themselves
    • 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. 

    Our Young Investment Banker Summer Weekend (2-day programme) is also taking place in 2019. Click here for 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
    Evening 6.30pm-9.30pm Visit to Top West End Musical - Experience one of London’s world famous productions

    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
    - How to gain work experience
    - Strategies to climb up the ladder
    - Panel made up of high-ranking investment bankers
    - Receive personal advice
    Day 3 Evening Free Time With Interns

    Day 4 – Enter The Markets

    Morning 10:30am-12.30pm Trade Global Markets - Competitive live trading of global FX, Commodity, Equity and Bond Markets
    - Use the trading techniques gained on day 2
    - Compete against your peers for the InvestIN Global Intern Award
    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-8pm Private Networking Dinner & 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 on Day 3

    Day 5 – Enter The Investment Bank

    Morning 10:30am–1.00pm Lead in a Deal Negotiation - Competitive live merger with students leading an interactive negotiation
    - Use the valuation and negotiation gained on day 3
    - Compete against your peers for the InvestIN Global Intern Award
    Afternoon 2pm-4.30pm Private Visit to a Leading Financial Institution - An exclusive opportunity to visit a top financial institution
    - See the world of global finance in action
    Evening 5pm Internship Ends - Interns free to leave
  • Venue & Accommodation

    Programme Location

    University College, London (UCL)
    The Cruciform Building
    Gower Street
    Greater London
    WC1E 6BT
    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
    W1T 5HB
    United Kingdom

    Click here to see a map

    Some frequently asked questions about the accommodation can be found below. The below only relates to accommodation. Our general programme FAQs can be found here:

    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 3 times 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?

    Breakfast is included and there are many eateries nearby for lunch and dinner. 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 here.

    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 3 times per day at the halls of residence:

    • 09:30
    • 17:00
    • 21:30

    Students must be present for each registration.

    We ask that students are back on Ramsay Hall premises by 21:00 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.s.

    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


If 2 or more places are booked, students can receive a 10% discount. Enter the provided group discount code GROUPYBSI2019 on the product page at checkout to benefit from this.


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