How to Apply

Application Process

Before a candidate applies, we suggest you visit www.joinbain.com to review your school's resource page and/or the local office page of interest to see if either lists a specific application process. If your school is not listed, or the office does not require a specific process, please apply using our online application at www.joinbain.com/apply-to-bain.

Once your application is received, we will review it and inform you if you are selected to interview. The online application requires the following:

  • Resume/CV (requirement varies by office)
  • Educational background
  • Work experience
  • Relevant test scores
  • College transcript (requirement varies by institution)
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Application Deadline

Application deadlines vary by school and/or by office. Summer Associate applications are typically due in December/January and Associate Consultant Interns in January/February. Please check www.joinbain.com for more information.

Contact

Global Recruiting
131 Dartmouth Street
Boston, MA 02116

Requirements

There are two types of internships at Bain & Company:

Associate Consultant Intern (ACI) - Top-performing undergraduate students (typically between their third and fourth year) at a well-known institution and master's candidates considering a management consulting career after graduation should apply to be an ACI.

Summer Associate (SA) - MBAs or joint-advanced-degree candidates pursuing an MBA (e.g., JD/MBA, MD/MBA) at a well-known institution who would like to experience the real world of consulting while getting insight into what a future with Bain would be like should apply for the SA role.

However, it's not just about GPAs and Magna Cum Laudes. We're looking for all-rounders - independent thinkers who thrive as part of a team. We recognize that everyone is different and everyone will bring their own unique experiences and perspectives to the team, but here are the essential skills we'll be looking for...

PROBLEM SOLVING - Strong problem-solving skills may come in the form of team experience, academic achievement, group involvement or personal projects.

THE ABILITY TO LEAD - Demonstrated leadership, whether through work, school or extracurricular activities, frames your application in a favorable light.

RESULTS DELIVERY - We want to see how you've been instrumental in making a quantifiable difference to an organization, project or team's success. And that you're able to present it articulately.

PASSION - Passionate people bring energy to client engagements and to Bain, helping both groups achieve extraordinary outcomes.

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