McKinsey & Company Internship Opportunities

Major Opportunity for Students Interested in Consulting

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The consulting industry is growing by leaps and bounds as corporations look to keep a handle on job growth and expense. It is projected to grow at a rate of almost 10% per year for the foreseeable future.  The major players in this market include folks like McKinsey & Co., Bain & Company, Boston Consulting Group, and Deloitte LLP.

About McKinsey and Company

McKinsey and Company is one of the companies leading this charge. They are a consulting firm who say their mission to help clients make substantial performance improvements across their operations while at the same time making McKinsey the type of organization that attracts and develops exceptional people. They are constantly searching for people who are motivated to approach their work with an entrepreneurial passion and vitality. McKinsey's motto is “You don’t just come to work. You come to change!”

McKinsey’s consultants work in more than one hundred offices in over sixty countries around the globe, and their services span a wide range of industries and disciplines. Their publications, including the McKinsey Global Institute research reports and the McKinsey Quarterly, are counted on by their subscribers to provide them with valued leadership and management input.

McKinsey was rated # 2 on’s “Best Places to Work in 2013” list, with an overall score of 4.5 out of a 5.0, and ranking only behind Facebook in the survey. Summer Associate Interns at McKinsey can earn over $ 10,000 per month. Interns there have said that the people at McKinsey are professional, smart, collaborative, and hard-working. They also observed that the team-oriented structure and collaborative work ethic made projects they worked on enjoyable.

Industries that McKinsey offers consulting internships into including Automotive, Chemical, Consumer Packaged Goods, Electric Power & Natural Gas, Financial Services, Healthcare, High Tech, Media & Entertainment, Metals & Mining, Oil & Gas, Pharmaceuticals, Public Sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and others. Candidates can also select based on geographic regions including North and South America, Asia/Pacific, and Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

Internship: Summer Associate Intern

An internship at McKinsey is the best opportunity to explore management. The typical duration is 8–12 weeks in the summer. There may also be other opportunities during the spring or fall. The intern will work on what is called a client engagement as part of a McKinsey team. Dependent on how well the internship progresses the team can then make a decision as to whether or not to extend a permanent offer. Equally as important, the intern can judge whether a career in management consulting is something that they wish to pursue.


Various locations in many major U.S. cities, including Atlanta, Chicago, New York, and San Francisco, plus International locations


  • Must be finishing undergraduate degree program
  • Law students interested in a summer position should apply by the law school fall deadline

How to Apply

In order to apply you need to set up an account online.

Once you set up your account you will be asked to complete a variety of questions on the application. Topics may include the following:

  • Your preferred office and/or type of practice with McKinsey (see list above)
  • Your educational history
  • Scores on examinations taken (e.g. SAT, TOEFL, GRE)
  • Work history
  • Language proficiencies

In addition, you will be asked to include, either as an unlocked .doc or a .pdf file:

To apply and to learn more about how to complete the essay you can visit McKinsey & Company online and register.

McKinsey & Company goes through a case interview process which is very structured. They will provide you with links and information in advance to prepare. It is critical that you review and make yourself thoroughly familiar with this material and are prepared to discuss it in detail. Their interview process is widely regarded as one of the most comprehensive in the country.​

Good luck and let us know more about your Internship experiences.