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About Strategic Decisions Group Graduate Student Internship

Strategic Decisions Group (SDG) is a leading strategy consulting firm serving the Global 2000. SDG is renowned for its expertise in strategic decision-making, risk management, and shareholder value creation. Through a collaborative, team-based approach, we help clients find innovative, creative strategies to thrive today, while also helping them build internal competencies and more effective decision-making processes to meet competitive challenges in the future.

SDG provides internships of one academic quarter up to one year so that graduate students in business and engineering can experience what a full-time consulting position is like.

Consultant interns are fully participating team members on client projects. They assess the client's business, industry, and competitors; interview executives; develop and evaluate strategies via financial and business modeling; and prepare and deliver client presentations. Responsibilities can include managing client meetings and leading client teams. In the course of their internship, consultant interns develop an in-depth understanding of SDG's approach to strategy consulting, a working knowledge of financial methods, and the ability to interact effectively with clients.

About the SDG Work Environment

SDG is known for its collaborative and collegial team culture, and is highly ranked in Firm Culture by Vault. SDG is committed to continuous learning. Professional development is fostered by a combination of formal training, mentoring programs, and on-the-job coaching.

Internship Benefits

SDG pays market-based salaries for interns. Payments are made through regular, semi-monthly payroll checks. Depending on the length of their internships, interns may be eligible for most company benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance, gym memberships, access to tax-advantaged professional development funds, life and disability insurance, and 401(k)/profit sharing plan.


SDG does not hire undergraduate interns. Candidates must have a bachelor's degree and be pursuing a master's degree in business, engineering, decision analytics, economics, or related fields. Candidates must have demonstrated quantitative skills in business or financial modeling as well as soft skills such as communication, project management, time management. This is a full-time temporary position ranging from one academic quarter or semester to one full year. Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States.

Strategic Decisions Group Graduate Student Internship

Mary Lea Kirven
Strategic Decisions Group
745 Emerson Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Phone: 650-475-4400


Number of Interns: Less than 10
Compensation/Benefits: Paid
Duration: Varies
Academic Level: Graduate Students, Business School Students


Palo Alto, CA