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Women in Leadership Scholarship + Internship

We would like to support your personal and professional growth through a scholarship and paid consulting internship in one of our Australian or New Zealand offices. Winners will be awarded $15,000 to support them during their studies, together with the opportunity to be immersed in real consulting engagements for eight weeks.

We are also offering a number of internship-only opportunities.

For women to be eligible for these opportunities, you must be:

  • An undergraduate or postgraduate student in your penultimate year or final year or a female in industry
  • An Australian or New Zealand citizen or resident—Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Maori students are encouraged to apply
  • Able to undertake an internship of at least eight weeks—this ensures you get a full and representative experience with us

Women who have successfully secured scholarships and internships in the past have typically been:

  • Strong performers in their chosen field (e.g. top 5% of class, offered leadership roles early in their career)
  • Intellectually curious, relishing opportunities to solve complex problems in creative ways
  • Proactive and effective in leading positive change within their communities
  • Thoughtful and adaptable in communicating to diverse audiences—on paper and in person


To apply you must submit:

  • A one page cover letter that demonstrates how you meet the eligibility requirements
  • Your Curriculum Vitae
  • An official copy of your academic transcripts

A shortlist of applicants will be invited to interview once applications are closed.

Key Dates

8 July, 2018, 12.00 midnight—Application deadline
August 2018—Interviews for shortlisted candidates commence

Please note that we can only accept applications from those who haven’t applied for any opportunities with us within the last 12 months.

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Please only apply to one opportunity.

Business Analyst Recruitment 2019 (February – April)

We are looking for bright, creative women and men of exceptional intellectual ability and character to join our consulting team as Business Analysts for 2020. We offer one of the most attractive opportunities in Australia for new graduates—we give you incomparable work experience, cutting-edge training and exposure to many industries around the world.

We are seeking final year undergraduate students, preferably those pursuing Honours, Masters and/or Combined Degrees within the disciplines of Commerce, Business, Economics, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Science, and Arts.

If you would like to learn more about McKinsey & Company, please come and meet us at one of the sessions below to hear what it is like to work at a global management consulting firm.

University of Western Australia
Monday, 18 February, at 2:00 p.m. AWST

University of Sydney
Wednesday, 20 February, at 5:30 p.m. AEDT

University of New South Wales
Monday, 25 February, at 11:00 p.m. AEDT

University of Auckland
Tuesday, 26 February, at 5:00 p.m. NZDT

Australian National University
Tuesday, 26 February, at 12:00 p.m. AEDT

University of Melbourne
Wednesday, 27 February, at 12:00 p.m. AEDT

University of Queensland
Thursday, 28 February, at 1:00 p.m. AEST

University of Adelaide
Friday, 1 March, at 12:00 p.m. ACDT

Recruitment process:

  • Submit your online application at by the deadline set for your university and include a cover letter, your CV (containing your ATAR, OP, SACE, or VCE score), and your academic transcripts
  • Application deadlines per university:

    - Western Australia and New Zealand universities: 3 March, 12:00 a.m. ADST
    - All other Australian universities: 10 March 12:00 a.m. ADST

  • Address your cover letter to Raisa Mallare | McKinsey & Company | Level 35, 88 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000
  • Pencil the following dates in your calendar for interviews:
  • - First-round interviews (digital assessment and two 50-minute interviews):
    • Auckland and Perth: 15 March
    • Melbourne and Sydney: 28 March and 29 March

           Final-round interviews (three 50-minute interviews): 5 April (in Sydney for all candidates)

Additional Information: 

  • See what awaits you as a member of McKinsey
  • Learn more about what we look for, read tips on writing your application, and study our interview-preparation material
  • Get to know McKinsey in Australia a little better