Top Ranked

Best Consulting Internships

Vault surveyed thousands of current and former interns about their internship programs. Respondents rated their experiences in five areas: Quality of Life; Compensation & Benefits; Interview Process; Career Development; Full-time Employment Prospects. These ratings were averaged to determine an overall score for each program. Vault’s Best Consulting Internships represent the highest-rated internships among consulting firms.

  • Survey Methodology

    2013 Internship Rankings: Ranking Methodology

    In order to compile the 2013 Vault Top Internships Rankings, Vault invited more than 500 organizations to participate in our 2012 Internship Survey. We gathered survey responses both from organizations that sponsor internships and from their interns. The internship sponsors provided Vault with descriptions of their programs, as well as details on the number of interns hired, duration of program, locations and departments in which interns are placed, and application requirements. We also asked current and former interns to comment on and rate their internship experiences on a variety of factors, including the application process, compensation and perks, quality of life, meaningfulness of assignments and training, and full-time employment prospects.

    Only organizations that completed both surveys — the self-reported program description and the intern-provided reviews — were eligible for our 2013 Top Internship Rankings (all organizations that completed the program description survey are included in Vault’s Internship Database, as are all intern reviews).

    This year, we heard from nearly 6,000 interns, who reviewed more than 100 different internship programs. All programs for which we received at least 10 reviews were considered for the 2013 Rankings. Vault then compiled rankings of the top internship programs in four areas: Overall, Finance, Consulting, and Pay & Perks.

    Vault’s Top 10 Internships reflect the best all-around internships from the survey pool and are based on the average of interns’ ratings in five categories:

    • Quality of Life (office culture, hours, work-life balance, flexibility)
    • Compensation & Benefits (pay structure, subsidized expenses, office space, perks)
    • Interview Process (application process, requirements, number of interviews)
    • Career Development (training and mentoring, quality of assignments, real-life experience, networking opportunities)
    • Full-time Employment Prospects (opportunity to obtain a full-time job with this organization)

    The Top Finance Internships, based on the average of interns’ ratings in those five categories, represent the highest-rated internships among financial institutions.

    The Top Consulting Internships are also based on the average of interns’ ratings in all five categories and represent the highest-rated internships among consulting firms.

    The Best Internships for Pay & Perks include those programs that received the highest ratings from interns for Compensation & Benefits.

  • Ranking History

2013 Best Consulting Internships

1
SCORE
9.552

Bain & Company Associate Consultant Intern (ACI) and Summer Associate (SA) programs

Bain & Company has a proud track record of helping the world’s great companies solve their toughest challenges. By teaming closely with some of the...

TRENDING

2012 Rank
NR
2
SCORE
9.411

The Boston Consulting Group Summer Internship Program

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is a global management consulting firm and the world’s leading advisor on business strategy. BCG was founded in 1963 and...

TRENDING

2012 Rank
NR
3
SCORE
9.240

Deloitte Consulting LLP Internship

Deloitte Consulting LLP is one of the U.S. member firms of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited. Our people deliver measurable impact to our clients,...

TRENDING

2012 Rank
NR
4
SCORE
9.180

PwC Summer Internship Program

PwC has two internship programs, Advance (http://www.pwc.com/advance) and Start (http://www.pwc.com/start). Advance includes professional internships for...

TRENDING

2012 Rank
NR
5
SCORE
9.119

Accenture Summer Analyst Program

Accenture offers paid summer internships in various locations across the United States. The majority of our intern roles are within the company's...

TRENDING

2012 Rank
NR
6
SCORE
8.923

Booz Allen Hamilton Internship Program

AT BOOZ ALLEN our ability to help clients solve their most challenging problems and achieve success in their most critical missions hinges on our people....

TRENDING

2012 Rank
NR
7
SCORE
8.908

Bates White Summer Consultant Program

Bates White is an economic consulting firm offering services to law firms, Fortune 500 companies, and government agencies. We specialize in advanced...

TRENDING

2012 Rank
NR
8
SCORE
8.820

Navigant Consulting, Inc. Summer Associate Program

Navigant Consulting's Summer Associate program gives students an opportunity to experience what it is like to be a consultant at our firm. Summer...

TRENDING

2012 Rank
NR
9
SCORE
8.814

PwC Strategy& Summer Internship Program

PwC Strategy& is a fast-growing, market-changing, global business. Backed by the strength of the PwC network, we bring together more than 250 years of...

TRENDING

2012 Rank
NR
10
SCORE
8.673

Mercer Retirement Consulting Actuarial Internship

Mercer’s Retirement, Risk & Finance (RRF) group provides a wide range of strategic, administrative and compliance-related retirement services to...

TRENDING

2012 Rank
NR
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