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.
Real client and industry exposure
Our clients are Fortune 1000 companies, well-known within their industries and looking to innovate.
Practice your problem solving
Work closely with your case team and other experts to help clients tackle complex challenges.
Work as part of a real case team
Join expert consultants of all levels who’ll coach and support you.
Ongoing support and encouragement
Everyone involved wants to see you succeed, and you’ll feel that.
If successful, you’ll be offered a full-time position
Have an impact
You'll be given work that has a palpable influence on the project.
Build your community
Leave this program feeling connected to others who share your skills and interests.
An invitation for a full-time role
Successful participants will receive an offer to return as a full-time consultant in the office you worked in. You won't be required to take additional assessments or complete separate interviews.
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, Ph.D., and postdoctorate. While you can apply earlier, this internship will take place in the summer of your penultimate year.
The application deadlines, requirements, and required language proficiencies vary by school and region. If you’re interested, check our school pages for specific dates.
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)
Everything you need to know in order to apply
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.