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Consulting Roles

Associate Consultant Intern

Associate Consultant Intern

Our internship program for bachelor's degree candidates

Preparing You for a Career in Consulting

Preparing You for a Career in Consulting

Our internship program for bachelor's degree candidates provides broad exposure to the consulting industry and to business strategy through full-­time immersion on a Bain case team.

As an associate consultant intern (ACI), you'll begin the summer with a week of intensive training delivered by experienced consultants—and very similar to the training received by new associate consultants. At the end of the summer, ACIs who have met performance expectations will receive an offer to return full­-time as associate consultants once they have graduated from college or university.

Bain former Associate Consultant Interns in London, Milan, Chicago, NYC and Singapore discuss their experiences.

What You'll Do

What You'll Do

After training, you'll be assigned to an active case. Here's a sample of what you can expect to experience and accomplish:

  • Work on a case team with three to five other consultants, 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


Meet Our Global Team

Nearly 20% of U.S. consulting staff are citizens of a country other than the US

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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