Growing Future Leaders Sophomore Internship Program

BCG is committed to growing and supporting top talent from groups currently underrepresented in executive ranks, boards of directors, and in consulting: Blacks/African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, and Native Americans/Alaska Natives. As part of this commitment, BCG created the Growing Future Leaders Sophomore Internship Program. This program aims to identify, support, develop, and retain students from these groups, preparing them to become leaders in consulting and the global business community.

Program Overview

Our Growing Future Leaders (GFL) Sophomore Internship Program provides a highly select group of Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino and Native American/Alaska Native sophomores the opportunity to experience BCG’s work and culture in one of our US offices. In this time, you will be paired with a mentor, participate in training and development programs, and work as a member of a BCG team. Upon successful completion of the GFL Internship Program, individuals are eligible for a junior-year internship offer.

Characteristics of a Growing Future Leaders candidate

  • Current Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/Alaska Native sophomore at US university, expecting to graduate in 2024
  • Outstanding academic achievement
  • Passionate problem solvers and analytical thinkers
  • Strong leadership skills and team players
  • Excellent communication skills

The Black+Latinx+Indigenous@BCG network network instantly felt like home! It’s been a blast meeting such talented, hard-working, and fun individuals, and I look forward to meeting many more.

Janae Bell
GFL Intern, Summer Associate – Harvard University
Washington, DC

Application details

To apply for this program please submit:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter (optional—you may upload your resume twice if the system requires an upload and you do not want to submit a cover letter)
  • College transcripts
  • ACT and/or SAT scores with subscore breakdowns

Please apply here by Friday, October 1st, 2021 at 11:59 PM ET.

When you click the Apply link above, you will be taken to the Consulting Internship Application. This is the correct application to be completed for the GFL Program.

If you apply to a US BCG office, you will receive an email inviting you to play the pymetrics games after you submit your application. These 12 neuroscience-based games provide insight into your cognitive and emotional attributes and your potential for success at BCG. The games take about 25 minutes to play, and you will have 48 hours to play them after receiving the invitation. For more information on pymetrics, please click here.

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