Booz Allen Hamilton Internship Program

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4.0 of 5 stars

Consulting: more than relationships, with plenty of research to support decision-makers
Chantilly, VA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

I met many influential and interesting people, who shared with me their experiences inside and outside the company.


Downers

I was constantly surrounded by other interns in a close setting.


Advice to Potential Interns

Be willing and open to different types of projects because it is difficult to predict the type of work you will be doing.


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4.0 of 5 stars

Interns provided fun and educational experience of day-to-day consulting activities with all levels of leadership
New York, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

- Interaction with employees

- Value of input

- Presentations to leadership

- Client meetings/projects

- Working along full time employees

- Social gatherings

- Access to senior leadership


Downers

- Opportunities to work on client sites/projects

- Paired with the same intern for various projects over the 10 weeks


Advice to Potential Interns

Be proactive and take initiative in all aspects of your internship:

- networking & reaching out to full-time employees

- assisting on interesting projects

- presenting to senior leadership


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3.5 of 5 stars

An innovative, human-centric style of thinking .
McLean, VA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The people were absolutely amazing. There was a horizontal leadership hierarchy, meaning that everyone was equal. Sure there were titles, but everyone voiced their opinions and thoughts clearly and with confidence.


Downers

Other than traffic, there was nothing I did not enjoy during my internship.


Advice to Potential Interns

Be sure you're aware of the company culture. Try to connect yourself with as many BAH employees as possible before accepting so you can adjust your expectations.


Sample Interview Questions

Why Booz Allen?


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4.4 of 5 stars

Great exposure to private sector and cybersecurity work
McLean, VA | 2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

My involvement in multiple facets of my division (production and management). The number of options to self-improve outside of work (Security+ and CEH training offered, along with lectures).


Downers

Less involvement with other interns than I would have liked


Advice to Potential Interns

Consulting work at Booz can be one of the most interesting career choices but only if when you get there you have the drive to chase after projects, get to know people in other divisions, and always try to self-improve.


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4.4 of 5 stars

Great networking opportunities
Herndon, VA | 2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The intern culture that we created was great, we all bonded very well. So not only did we get the most out of our work experience we explored the area that we were in and had a full social life as well to maintain a good balance. The full-timers were also really great at engaging us and trying to understand in what ways we wanted to network and further our career.


Downers

Some interns did not have full-time members that actively reached out to them or were able to give them additional tasking.


Advice to Potential Interns

Note that Booz Allen does a lot of government work so keep in mind that you have to be eligible for security clearances depending on what you would like to do. Also take a look at the Core Values since that is very important to the company.


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4.4 of 5 stars

A ten week evaluation of my work abilities in a true working environment
McLean, VA | 2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The opportunity to work on software with a real world impact, and the experience of working with full-time employees to understand the culture and skills required.


Downers

Minimal flexibility in project choice


Advice to Potential Interns

Treat the internship period as a 10-week paid job interview. You're not in the door yet, this is your chance to make the necessary impact to open up a world of opportunities.


Advice to Management

Offer close support, as needed, to your interns as they are young, inexperienced, and likely nervous about their ability to perform. With proper guidance many interns will have the opportunity to excel at their greatest potential.


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4.4 of 5 stars

Excellent Corporate Culture and Collaborative Environment
McLean, VA | 2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Opportunities to be involved in all aspects of the firm and experience different potential career paths. We also had the chance to network and form relationships with many of the current employees and among thr intern group as well.


Downers

I intered there for two summers, my first summer I ended up not being able to do any external work on our project because of the timing for recieving a clearence and disagreements with the client on allowing an inter to charge to the contract. I think better planning and preparation could be helpful in avoiding this problem in the future.


Advice to Potential Interns

Take advantage of all hte opportunities given to you as an intern. It may seem like a lot to get involved in everything, but its only one summer and the things you learn and the connections you make will pay off in the long run. Also, don't hesitate to ask any questions, everyone was always willing to anser questions and give advice.


Advice to Management

Overall I think the company did a great job at orienting and developing the interns. After completing two years of interships I was asked to sit down with the coordinators for our intern team and discuss my thoughts and opinions which I think is an integral part of continuing to advance and develope the program.


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4.3 of 5 stars

Amazing internship opportunity to work on highly interesting and highly technical subjects
Baltimore, MD | 2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The time I spent working with my coworkers in the lab space.


Downers

There could have been more events to get to know the company better.


Advice to Potential Interns

Make sure you will be interested in the potential work area. Booz Allen Hamilton puts you in a situation where you will need to think critically and understand your area intently.


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4.3 of 5 stars

An enjoyable and educational experience that gave me the experience and confidence to enter the workforce.
Baltimore, MD | 2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

My fellow team members and the great atmosphere and morale at work.


Downers

There was some ambiguity related to my tasking in the beginning of the internship.


Advice to Potential Interns

I was a co-op for a specific department, which is different than the regular intern program. But, my experience was that Booz Allen does an amazing job taking care of its interns. They give you lots of opportunities to meet higher-ups and access their firm-wide resources. They are known for their career mentoring program, and they definitely emphasize that for interns.


Advice to Management

When I first arrived in the summer, there was some confusion about my placement, which was frustrating, because I felt at one point like I had to interview for an internship that I was already supposed to have. That being said, the situation was resolved when one of my previous managers heard about it and brought me back to his team.


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4.4 of 5 stars

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McLean, VA | 2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Paid, in field I wanted, in desierable location, prestigious company, great program, great managers, great co-workers, great intern class


Downers

Wanted full week of Security+ training, not just class on the weekend


Advice to Potential Interns

Network during your internship, talk with your manager and leadership team about your goals and opportunity for advancement, if you get an offer you'll be farther ahead than your peers when you begin full time


Advice to Management

Have more happy hours, possibly provide an area where other interns are living, work with apartment companies to get them to offer short term leases to your interns


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