Who is eligible for the BEL program?
Second-year (sophomore) bachelor’s degree students completing their degree at a four-year institution, who have Black, Hispanic/Latin American, or Indigenous (Native American, Alaska Native, Inuit, Métis and First Nations) heritage. Non-US citizens are eligible, but you must be attending a university in the US or Canada at that time.
What offices participate in the BEL programs?
The BEL program is available in our US and Toronto offices.
How are participants assigned to a Bain office for BEL?
We’ll ask where you'd like to work and, in combination with your early summer availability, assign you to an office.
Do I need to have any prior experience in consulting to participate?
Not at all. You don’t need a prior background in consulting to apply, nor to enjoy this program. We encourage you to apply no matter your major or background.
If I’m not selected for BEL, can I still apply to Bain in the future?
Absolutely, and we encourage it. BEL is highly selective and if you aren’t selected, please stay in touch and apply for an associate consultant intern position in the summer prior to your third (junior) year.
I’m already interviewing for a summer internship. Is there a way to interview early for the associate consultant intern role?
You’ll have to ask your school’s recruiter. Find their contact information by navigating to your school’s homepage.
I have additional questions. Who can I reach out to?
Contact our recruiting team at NAundergradrecruiting@bain.com.