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 top 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. The program is ten weeks. 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 2023
  • Outstanding academic performance
  • Excellent problem solvers and analytical thinkers
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Team players
  • Great communication skills

The US Black+Latinx@BCG 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, Harvard University
Washington, DC

Application details

To apply for this program please submit:

  • A resume with optional cover letter (you may upload your resume twice if the system requires cover letter and you do not want to submit one)
  • College transcripts
  • ACT and/or SAT scores with subscore breakdowns
Apply Here

Please Note

  • The deadline to apply is October 1, 2020 at 11:59pm EST
  • 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
  • Virtual first round interviews will take place on October 12, 2020. No alternate date will be offered
  • 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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EEOC definition of Black or African American (Not Hispanic or Latino): A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa;
EEOC definition of Hispanic or Latino: A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race;
EEOC definition of American Indian/Alaska Native (Not Hispanic or Latino): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintain tribal affiliation or community attachment.

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