Externships allow an employee to gain hands-on experience in an industry in which they are interested. They provide an opportunity to work in a selected field of interest. Externships typically are six months, though some people have completed 12-month externships. Each individual is encouraged to secure the opportunity of his or her choice, with the help of Bain management.

Our people have pursued a variety of externships with nonprofit and for-profit alumni, client and nonaffiliated organizations and companies. Some employees have also structured externships with political parties and community initiatives.