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Associate Consultant Intern

Description & Requirements


Our internship program for current students provides broad exposure to the consulting industry and teaches business strategy through full-time immersion on a Bain case team. 

As an Associate Consultant Intern (ACI), you'll begin with a week of intensive training to learn core consulting skills. You’ll work alongside Bain knowledge experts tackling complex business challenges and use your skills to help drive change in a range of organizations from global leaders to start-ups. You’ll also have the opportunity to secure a full-time offer to join Bain as an Associate Consultant upon completion of your studies.


  • Work on a case team, taking charge of a distinct aspect of the project
  • Interview clients' customers, competitors, suppliers and employers—work that will become the basis of the case team's strategic recommendations
  • Own and identify information sources, gather and interpret data, and execute analysis to translate into meaningful insights
  • Present your findings to case team members and client stakeholders


The following are typical requirements to apply for the Associate Consultant Internship. Please check our office information for exact deadlines, application information and internship duration, which may vary by office

To apply, you'll need to submit the following items, plus any additional requirements for the main office you wish to join:

  • Resume/CV (Word doc or PDF files only)
  • Educational background information
  • Work experience
  • Relevant test scores (if applicable)
  • Strong academic background and analytical skills, high motivation levels, and outstanding interpersonal skills
  • All disciplines/degrees are welcome
  • Must on track to graduate by June 2026 (if applicable for your office)


For all locations, the good-faith reasonable annualized full-time compensation for this role is commensurate with competitive geographic market rates. Additionally, in some locations compensation may vary based on several factors including, but not limited to relevant experience, education, licensure/certifications, training and skill level.

Compensation for this role in the United States includes a monthly base salary of $9,000 and Bain’s best-in-class benefits package (details listed below).

Bain & Company's comprehensive U.S. benefits and wellness program is designed to help employees achieve personal independence, protection and stability in the areas most important to you and your family. Bain pays 100% individual employee premiums for medical, dental and vision programs, offering one of the most comprehensive medical plans for employees without impacting your paycheck.


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