About the company
Problem solvers and creative thinkers. Engineers and new business builders. Put your talents to use where opportunities are limitless and every day makes a difference. Whether you’re an experienced professional or a recent graduate, working with McKinsey could be a challenging and rewarding next step in your career. 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.
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.
Benefits to interns
Associate Interns receive exceptional training as well as frequent coaching and mentoring from colleagues on their teams. 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 achievement
Exceptional analytical and quantitative problem-solving skills
Strong record of leadership in an academic, professional, or extracurricular setting
Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
Ability to work effectively with people at all levels in an organization
Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively, both verbally and in writing, in English and the local office language(s)
Willingness to travel
Duration of internship
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 clients.