Bain & Company Internship Profile
- “The amount of responsibility I received is unbelievable, and as a result, I have learned a lot.”
- “My work colleagues and fellow interns are among the most fascinating, diverse, and intelligent people I've ever met.”
- “Interesting clients and topics, amazing institutional culture, and fantastic people”
- Respondents rated full-time employment prospects at Bain a 10 out of 10.
Locations: Boston, MA; New York, NY; Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Austin, TX; Dallas, TX; Houston, TX; Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco, CA; Silicon Valley, CA
Number of Interns: 101 +, 501
Compensation/Benefits: Paid, Relocation Stipend (Summer Associates only); Seminars; Speaker Series; Sponsor weekend with significant other (Summer Associates); Travel
Length: 6 to 12 weeks, 10 weeks (Summer)
Responsibilities: Consulting, Finance, Human Resources, Marketing
Since its founding in 1973, Bain & Company has grown to be one of the world’s leading global business consulting firms. The firm has 48 offices across 31 countries, serving Global 500 companies, regional and local companies, and private equity funds around the world. Bain employs thousands of consultants, who work collaboratively under the company’s “one team” approach to achieve results for its clients. Among the industries it serves are consumer products; financial services; health care; media; oil and gas; private equity; technology; telecommunications; transportation; and utilities and alternative energy, among others.
Bain offers two types of consulting internships--the Associate Consulting Intern program and the Summer Associate program--as well as non-consulting internships. Associate consulting interns and summer associates are integral members of Bain teams, working on complex business issues and experiencing first hand what it is like to work as full-time associate consultants and consultants. Interns benefit from coaching, on-the-job training, professional development activities, and social events. Associate Consulting Interns attend a week-long training program, and Summer Associates participate in a global training session, as well as a sponsor weekend with their significant others.
Varies by school and market. Summer Associate applications are typically due in December or January, and Associate Consultant applications are typically due in January or February. Interested candidates can apply online and will be asked to submit academic transcripts, as well as SAT, GMAT, and TOEFL (where appropriate) scores.
Associate Consultant Intern positions are open to rising college seniors. Summer Associate positions are open to rising second-year MBA students and in some cases, advanced degree candidates (JD, MD, PhD). Rising college juniors may be considered for non-consulting internships. Open to Non-US citizens.