Summer Associate

Summer Associate

We invite MBA and advanced degree candidates to join us in one of our offices for a summer-long paid internship to understand the exciting life of a strategy consultant. The details vary by office, but all programs will offer you an opportunity to be staffed on a case team doing real client work that allows you to have an impact and hone your skills

It’s a springboard for your career

This is your opportunity to experience what it's like to work as a strategy consultant. You’ll participate in several days of training where our team will help you build your core consulting skills such as business acumen and communication, then you’ll be staffed on a case team. Throughout that summer, you'll get to know the people in your office and MBA peers across regions.

If successful, you’ll be offered a full-time position

Eligibility & Timeline

This program is for MBA and advanced degree students

This program is for those studying for their MBA or an advanced degree such as JD, MD, PhD. This internship will take place in the summer of your penultimate year. The Summer Associate program is structured for full-time students with a designated summer/internship break in the summer prior to graduation. 

The application deadlines, requirements, and required language proficiencies vary by school and region. If you’re interested, check our school pages and office information for details.

Apply before summer

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 (optional)


Application information

Everything you need to know in order to apply

Frequently asked questions

Everything you need to know

  • Which office should I apply to?

    An office where you’d be thrilled to receive a full-time offer to work. If you are successful in the program and we extend you an offer, it’ll be for that office. Also, we encourage you to check our office pages using the Summer Associate requirements link above for any additional language requirements before applying.

  • If I apply for this program and am not successful in getting into the program, can I still apply for a full-time role at Bain?

    Absolutely. A failed application or interview for the Summer Associate program will not affect your candidacy during our full-time recruitment; these processes are entirely separate. Bain reconsiders all Summer Associate applicants and interviewees during our full-time application review, and several candidates have received their Bain offers this way in the past.​ Sometimes, those extra few months of case prep and conversations can help. To keep in touch and hear about new opportunities, join our newsletter.

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