The internship program is the best opportunity to explore management consulting at McKinsey. The typical duration and timing is 8–12 weeks in the summer, though in some cases, there may be opportunities to intern for fewer weeks, or during the spring or fall (this is dependent on the office and the availability of the intern). The intern works on a client engagement as a member of a McKinsey team over this duration. At the end of the internship, the office will generally make a decision as to whether or not to extend the intern a permanent offer. As important, the intern can make a more informed decision in regards to pursuing management consulting in the long term.
If you are an APD (Advanced professional degree) candidate based in the U.S., please note the following information regarding internship applications:
- In order to be eligible, you must be finishing your program by the end of 2015
- If you are currently a medical intern, resident or fellow planning to complete your program in 2016, you may apply for an internship now
- JD students interested in a summer position following their 2L year should apply by the law school fall deadline
- Please note that non-MBA Masters students applying for an internship should have completed their undergraduate degree before July 1, 2011. If you have completed your undergraduate degree after this date, please apply for a summer Business Analyst position