How to Apply

Application Process

For consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume, transcript, and writing sample that reflects your research and/or analysis of a particular issue to your school's career center website AND to our website ( If you have any questions, please contact us at

Application Deadline

Please submit your application by the deadline posted on your school's career center website.


Meghan Benson
1300 Eye St. NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-408-6110


We seek individuals who are motivated by intellectually stimulating work, possess an outstanding academic record, and exude leadership qualities. An aptitude for numbers and analysis and strong writing skills are highly valued. We also look for personal qualities that include creativity, energy, independence, self-confidence, and tenacity. Candidates should be current juniors (rising seniors) pursuing an undergraduate degree and maintaining an overall GPA of 3.3 or higher. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and experience using statistical software such as Stata is preferred. Bates White values candidates from diverse academic backgrounds and while training in economics is helpful, it is not a requirement. The Summer Consultant Program lasts for 10 weeks and Summer Consultants generally work 40-45 hours per week. Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States.