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Consulting Roles

Summer Associate

Summer Associate

A summer internship for MBAs and advanced degree candidates

Experience the Consulting Life

Experience the Consulting Life

Bain's summer associate (SA) program is an ideal opportunity for MBAs or advanced degree candidates to experience the real world of consulting while discovering what a future with Bain would be like.

Your exciting, intensive summeroften at the global office of your choicewill start with an off-site weeklong training course, where you'll learn the core Bain consulting skills. At the end of the summer, SAs who have met performance expectations will receive an offer to return full­-time as consultants once they have graduated from college or university.


Bain summer associates in London, New York and Singapore discuss their experiences.

What You'll Do

What You'll Do

After your training, you'll work directly with case teams and clients to solve business problems and drive change, immersed in the responsibilities of a full-­time Bain consultant. This includes:

  • Working closely with full­-time consultants, who will provide coaching and mentoring
  • Working with clients from Fortune 500 companies, midsize firms, nonprofits and start-­ups across many fast-changing industries like consumer goods and retail, technology and telecommunications, financial services, industrial products, private equity and more
  • Presenting the results of your work to partners and clients
  • Applying knowledge and skills from your first year of business school, and gaining access to an unparalleled range of opportunities



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Application Information

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