Undergraduate or master’s degree

At the São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro offices, we look for associate consultant and associate consultant intern (ACI) candidates who are as enthusiastic and excited about our clients' businesses as we are—one of the many aspects that make Bain unique. At Bain Brazil, ACs have a high degree of responsibility. In addition to performing analysis and generating conclusions, ACs also structure the projects they work on and build relationships with our clients from their very first day. We also look for candidates who have demonstrated sustained high performance in professional or academic settings. More about what Bain looks for.

Who should apply to be an AC?
Recent undergraduates are encouraged to apply for this position. We accept candidates of all academic backgrounds and don’t have a preference regarding candidates’ major in school. We recruit from Brazil’s most prestigious academic institutions and offer recruiting presentations twice a year, in March and August, on many campuses. Bain Brazil recruits for full-time positions in the fall. Applications are accepted from February through August. Please check with your university’s career services office or visit your university’s page on JoinBain.com for the application deadline.

If you have any questions about the AC selective process, please send us an email to recruiting.saopaulo@bain.com


Bain Brazil offers undergraduates the opportunity to join Bain as interns. Our intern programs are ideal for top-performing undergraduate students, who are ready for real-life business experiences in an energetic and professional environment. We have two programs: one for students in their junior year (between 12 and 24 months prior to graduation) and one for students in their senior year (up to 12 months prior to graduation).

Junior students will join Bain as interns in our information services department, a center of excellence in research, supporting our consulting staff and working on several projects in different industries.

Senior students will join Bain as associate consultant interns (ACIs), working on a specific project in a team. Interns will not be staffed outside São Paulo or Rio de Janeiro or in any situation that would interfere with their academic life. Senior students from colleges outside São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro may participate in a summer internship at Bain Brazil.


We hope you will consider joining our team. Candidates must apply online and include their GPA. In addition to English, fluency in Portuguese or Spanish is required. To help us evaluate whether or not candidates meet our requirements, while also helping us contribute to their development, our recruiting process has three important steps: two multiple choice exams, group dynamics simulation and interviews.

A pre-interview screening may be required, depending on a candidate's background (more than 2 years of graduation). Candidates who have significant professional experience or an MBA degree are typically exempt from the group dynamics simulation.

Multiple-choice exams
The first exam is based on the GMAT, which assesses reasoning skills and is used by graduate management programs as a criterion for admission. Our test has a total of 15 questions (based on critical reasoning, data sufficiency and problem-solving questions), and candidates are given 25 minutes to complete it.

The second exam is based on actual business cases and evaluates candidates’ business sense and ability to analyze a business situation. The exam has 15 questions and must be completed in 45 minutes.

Take our simulation to see sample exams and test your performance.

Group dynamics simulation
Using a real business case simulation, this exercise tests candidates’ teamwork skills. The simulations are generally conducted in the São Paulo or Rio de Janeiro office by Bain consultants, who will present a business case and evaluate candidates’ ability to work in teams. Candidates will work in small groups during this exercise.

Candidates living outside of São Paulo or Rio de Janeiro will have a conversation with a Bain consultant in lieu of the simulation exercise, depending on how many candidates in their region passed the multiple-choice exams.


Bain’s interview format involves a series of case interviews to help us get to know you better. Since each of the case interviews will entail a discussion of an actual Bain case, you will also gain some insights into what it is like to work at Bain. We encourage you to prepare for your case interviews.

Successful candidates will participate in three rounds of two or more interviews. The first two rounds will be conducted by experienced consultants or managers and in the final round, candidates will interview with Bain partners. At the end of each round, candidates will be informed whether or not they will go on to the next round of interviews.

The interviews begin with questions about the candidate’s experience and will test the capabilities on a business case. Candidates will be asked to solve a real case with the project manager, identifying the problem and providing a possible solution for the client.