We are committed to building the leaders of tomorrow. As part of that commitment, we are proud to offer a Sophomore (second-year) Summer Business Analyst (SSBA) program. This program for second year undergraduate students is an integral part of our diversity recruiting efforts and is designed to expose members of historically underrepresented groups in this field to the management consulting profession. We especially encourage applications from candidates who self-identify as Black, Hispanic, Latino, and/or part of Indigenous groups in North America.
Our SSBA program gives candidates a real consulting experience for 8-10 weeks over the summer. You'll be a part of a small client project team, collaborating with colleagues to solve McKinsey’s and our clients’ toughest business problems. You will receive exceptional training as well as frequent coaching and mentoring from colleagues, including a Partner from your local office or practice assigned to you to help guide your career.
“McKinsey’s SSBA program gave me the confidence to set my ambitions higher and the skills to realize them in a way I could not have gotten anywhere else or so soon in my career.” - Kyle Hutzler, former SSBA
Our Sophomore (second-year) Summer Business Analyst program (SSBA) is an internship experience comparable to our Summer Business Analyst program. Candidates who are currently undergraduate sophomores or in their second-year of undergraduate studies at U.S. or Canadian universities are eligible to apply. As part of this special program, Sophomore (second-year) Summer Business Analysts will have the opportunity to:
- Work in one of our North American offices for ~10 weeks
- Gain real-world experience with the broad range of work McKinsey consultants do, including serving clients as well as helping to build McKinsey’s internal knowledge and capabilities
- Build critical new skills within a training program specifically designed for the SSBA program
- Participate in a number of social activities throughout the summer to help them get to know our Firm culture, interact with other summer interns, as well as members of our diversity communities
McKinsey is deeply focused on learning and personal development, and we want to ensure candidates are given the right training and experience to be set up for success post-graduation. At the end of the summer, successful interns may receive an offer to join us as a full-time Business Analyst after the completion of their degree.
Ideal candidates should possess the following attributes:
- Undergraduate students who plan to graduate between December 2025 – August 2026
- Strong commitment to excellence and personal and professional growth
- Outstanding academic performance and an aptitude for analytics
- Initiative-taking and leadership skills in a work setting and/or extracurricular activities
- Resourceful, intellectually curious, empathetic, poised, high energy and mature
- Genuine interest in a business and find problem solving exhilarating
- Enjoy working in teams
- Students who self-identify as a member of a historically underrepresented group in the management consulting profession, including Black, Hispanic, Latinos, and/or part of Indigenous groups in North America, are especially encouraged to apply
Your resume does not need to be tailored for McKinsey, but we encourage you to highlight teamwork and leadership experiences from both high school and college. Examples may include work with student government, varsity sports, or a debate team. Additionally, please list on your resume any scholarships and awards that you received in high school and/or college (e.g., National Honor Society, National AP Scholar, Gates Millennium Scholar–this list is not exhaustive).
Application window for students enrolled at a Canadian college/university: May 28 – Sept 29
Application window for students enrolled at a US college/university: July 1 – Sept 29
US students interested in Canadian offices should apply during the application window for US students.
Should you have any questions about this internship program, please reach out to your campus recruiter by searching for your school in the careers website's top search bar.
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