Bain & Company Summer Associate (SA) and Associate Consultant Internship (ACI)

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At Bain, we help the world's top business and social leaders solve their toughest challenges. So we select only the most exceptional colleagues, people who want to share in our collective passion to achieve true results. The learning curve is steep, but exhilarating. Every assignment is different, and each presents the chance not only to be a part of creative solutions to real-world problems, but also to gain invaluable, versatile and transferable skills. We push each and every one to reach his or her full potential, investing heavily in training and mentoring and offering flexibility in assignments and work arrangements. At Bain, the possibilities are endless.

Founded in 1973, Bain is one of the world's most prestigious management consulting firms. Bain has 50 offices in 32 countries, and our deep expertise and client roster cross every industry and economic sector. We've worked with more than two-thirds of the Global 500, thousands of notable regional and local organizations, hundreds of non-profits and private equity funds representing 75 percent of global equity capital.

Bain's summer program provides interns with the opportunity to experience consulting at Bain - first-hand. The summer position (associate consultant intern or ACI for top-performing undergraduate students typically between their third and fourth years of university or Masters Degree candidates and summer associate or SA for MBAs and other advanced degree candidates) simulates the experience of a new associate consultant or consultant. Interns work directly with clients, as a member of a Bain case team, to solve complex business problems and create lasting change. In addition to the world-class formal global training programs held in Cape Cod, MA for SAs and local offices for ACIs, interns receive regular coaching and on-the-job training, working with Bain partners and managers. Throughout the ten-week program, interns participate in professional development and networking activities that allow them to experience our firm, our values and our people. The summer experience is a critical element in helping our interns reach a satisfying long-term career decision. The vast majority of Bain interns go on to work at Bain full time.

Contact Information


  • Number of Interns: 101+
  • Compensation/Benefits: Paid
  • Duration: 6 to 12 weeks
  • Degree Type: College Juniors, Business school students, Law school students


  • Atlanta, GA
  • Beijing
  • Boston, MA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Dallas, TX
  • Frankfort
  • Hong Kong
  • Houston, TX
  • London
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Madrid
  • Mexico City
  • New York, NY
  • Other (International)
  • Other (US)
  • Palo Alto, CA
  • Paris
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Sao Paulo
  • Singapore
  • Sydney
  • Tokyo
  • Toronto
  • Washington, DC
  • Zurich
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