Working as an intern at BCG is more than an opportunity to bolster your résumé. It also offers the potential to launch a career at BCG, as a vast majority of our interns receive offers for full-time positions.
As a BCG intern, you’ll be able to apply what you’ve learned at school and through personal experience to a real client challenge. You’ll work with and be mentored by BCG consultants, and you’ll take responsibility for specific components of a client project. As a case team member, you’ll gain a 360-degree perspective on life as a BCG consultant—from working on client projects to socializing with colleagues.
My internship experience with BCG stood out because of the high degree of responsibility and senior client interaction I had on day one.
By asking questions we might not ask, interns challenge the very core of our assumptions. These questions are sure to lead us to more balanced, considered solutions.
An internship at BCG is all about unparalleled experiences, learning, and friendships.
BCG internships are generally four to six weeks long, during the summer or during the academic year. Some interns travel—including abroad—but return to their home offices at the end of each week for special events and social activities. This helps them meet other interns, get to know BCG consultants, and have some fun along the way.
If you are selected for our internship program, we'll work with you to understand your interests and assign you to a case that aligns with your personal and professional goals. Past interns have helped solved a range of interesting challenges, from developing a long-term strategy for a major European energy player to working with a global charity to maximize the effectiveness of their internal resources.
Orientation and training sessions aimed at providing additional insights into the consulting profession are offered throughout your internship, giving you a complete view of what it would be like to work as a BCG consultant after you graduate. You'll also be assigned a "buddy" who will be there to answer all the questions you may have and introduce you to the people in the office.
The summer consultant program is a wonderful opportunity to learn about consulting in general, but also to learn and practice many of the day-to-day consulting skills.
As a summer consultant, you'll work full-time on a case through the summer, and you'll be treated as a full and integrated member of the case team. Typically, you'll receive your own module to work on but you'll also work closely with the project leader, the principal, and the rest of the team. Former summer consultants have worked on topics ranging from PMI for a global pharmaceutical company to a strategic review of a financial institution.
In addition to the project work, there's a wide range of training and social activities throughout the summer, both within Brussels and coordinated across European offices. BCG summer consultant internships generally last for about ten weeks. You'll start off with an orientation training, but the majority of the learning is likely to be on-the-job, through working with and receiving coaching from the senior BCG members of your case team. Besides training and coaching, you'll receive feedback on your performance throughout the summer, and you'll be encouraged to learn and try new skills.
As soon as you join, you'll be given a "buddy" who will act as your contact person for any questions you may have and to introduce you to BCG people of all levels.
During your internship, you'll have the opportunity to have an exceptional work experience, which can be the stepping stone to a long-term career at BCG.