Putnam Associates Internship Program

Putnam Associates is a premier strategy consulting firm serving biopharmaceutical, biotechnology, diagnostics, and medical device clients. For 25 years, we have offered strategic advice and analytical services, supporting clients around the world in crucial business decisions at all stages of franchise development and marketing. The firm's exclusive focus on the global challenges facing the life sciences industry allows us to quickly deliver superior value for our clients by providing clarity and insight to complex issues and opportunities. At Putnam, our teams work collaboratively on client projects resulting in a powerful combination of research skills, analytic capabilities, therapeutic and consulting expertise. Consistently ranked as one of the top Consulting Firms by Vault, Putnam offers a unique opportunity to develop strong client relationships and acquire extensive knowledge of this dynamic industry.

Each summer, Putnam hires 2-3 rising seniors from top universities to spend 10 weeks assisting with casework while being exposed to a genuine consulting experience. Joining Putnam as a Summer Analyst is an excellent opportunity to gain insight on the strategic issues that face today's pharmaceutical companies, as well as specific changes affecting the healthcare marketplace. Putnam's small size provides interns with a friendly, energetic environment with a focus on employee learning and development. Summer Analysts work in project teams of 4-7 individuals led by a Manager or Partner. While the responsibilities vary from project to project, Summer Analysts typically:

  • Prepare and conduct primary research with physicians, patients, managed care
  • Gather secondary research from healthcare literature and internal sources
  • Analyze client and market data
  • Work with project team to develop client presentations

Summer Analysts are also given the opportunity to design their own research projects and present the findings to the entire firm at the end of the summer.

Application Requirements:

The perfect candidate for the Summer Analyst position will be a rising senior whose educational background demonstrates success in quantitative and qualitative analysis and who is strongly considering consulting as a future career option. An interest in healthcare and pharmaceuticals is advantageous, as are previous scholastic, extra-curricular and internship-related experience that demonstrates analytic rigor and leadership capabilities.

Please note that applications from graduate students,MBA students, current seniors or students who have already graduated will not be considered for this position.

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Contact Information


  • Number of Interns: Less than 10
  • Compensation/Benefits: Paid
  • Duration: 6 to 12 weeks
  • Degree Type: College Juniors


  • Boston, MA

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