Associate Interns join our offices and practices (e.g. Digital,
Marketing & Sales, Operations) around the world for 8 - 10 weeks,
usually in the summer, to work in teams and directly with our
When you join McKinsey as an Associate Intern, you are joining a
firm that will challenge you and invest in your professional
development. In this role you will work on the best teams to help
the best organizations in the world - in private, public, and
social sectors - solve their most difficult problems. You will also
work with many experts, from data scientists and researchers to
software and app designers.
If you are interested in joining a specific practice, please
indicate this in your office/practice preference (combinations are
possible). Internship opportunities vary by office, so please check
with your campus recruiter to determine what possibilities are
available if you have questions. If you are not working directly
with a campus recruiter, you may check with the office of interest
to learn more.
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in, visit our careers site.
You'll work in teams of typically 3 - 5 consultants, playing an
active role in all aspects of client engagement.
This includes gathering and analyzing information, formulating
and testing hypotheses, and developing and communicating
recommendations. You'll also have the opportunity to present
results to client management and implement recommendations in
collaboration with client team members.
Associate Interns receive exceptional training as well as
frequent coaching and mentoring from colleagues on their teams.
This support includes a Partner from your local office or practice
assigned to you to help guide your career as well as formal
training in your first few weeks as an intern. Additionally, you'll
receive guidance and support from your local office or practice in
the selection of client projects, helping you to develop your
skills and build your network.
While all consultants develop specialized knowledge and a
focused program as they progress with McKinsey, most are initially
very broad in their focus, meaning they do not need specific
industry or functional expertise to be successful. For consultants
who join McKinsey as experienced professionals, this can mean
building on previous knowledge or developing unique experience in
an area that is completely new.
- Advanced graduate degree in progress and excellent academic
record required (e.g., MBA, PhD, etc.)
- Outstanding records of academic and managerial or professional
- Exceptional analytical and quantitative problem-solving
- Strong record of leadership in an academic, professional, or
- Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
- Ability to work effectively with people at all levels in an
- Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively, both verbally
and in writing, in English and the local office language(s)
- Willingness to travel