Careers in Sweden

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Join McKinsey as an intern in our Stockholm, Gothenburg or Bromma locations, and work alongside consultants on actual business challenges and client projects. In Sweden, our internship program is designed to provide several different experiences.

During your internship, you can either experience life as a consultant across various industries and functions (integrative internship) or focus your time on consulting projects in McKinsey Digital, McKinsey Design, or the Operations Practice.

As an intern with us, you are an active team member and will be responsible for numerous contributions, such as gathering and analyzing information, preparing client presentations, helping solve critical issues, meeting client teams, preparing proposals and communications, and presenting findings to senior client executives. Experienced consultants will provide guidance and coaching and give you a sense of McKinsey’s people, values, and spirit.


Join McKinsey Sweden as an integrative intern, which is the generalist path. Work alongside consultants on actual business challenges and client projects. Explore the breadth of our work across industries and functions over an 8–10-week period.

Material Economics

As an intern at Material Economics, you will work alongside consultants on actual business cases and client projects within sustainability topics. Over an 8-10-week period you will grow and build your understanding of complex business problems and sustainability questions.

McKinsey Digital

As an intern at McKinsey Digital you will help organizations grow and thrive in a digital age. Over an 8-10-week period, you and your team will solve challenges around IT modernization and strategy, agile, cloud, cybersecurity and digital transformation. You will modernize core technology and fuel digital growth.

McKinsey Design

As an intern at McKinsey Design you are given the opportunity to inspire people and design decisions every day. You will work alongside consultants, helping clients design and change what matters. You are offered the chance to spot opportunities, breakthrough products, and make organizations more innovative and agile. Design internships start either in January or September with a duration of 5-6 months.

Operations Practice

The Operations Practice assists our clients in solving complex operational challenges. Blending strategic thinking with hands-on practicality, our teams of consultants and experts work to develop and implement operational strategies that solve our clients' most critical problems in manufacturing, lean services, change transformations, product development, purchasing, supply chain management, and capital productivity. You can apply for an 8-10-week Operations Practice internship throughout the year.

How and when to apply

Our internship deadlines are different depending on which path you are applying for. Please see below for the specific dates for the different practices.

Next application deadline for an Integrative internship, Material Economics internship and McKinsey Digital

Application Deadline

September 28, 2023

Please submit CV and cover letter in English, as well as copies of your grades. Applicants receive feedback within two weeks after application deadline.
Problem Solving Game Deadline

October 3, 2023

You are invited to take our gamified assessment which tests your intrinsic problem-solving skills. No preparation is required for this game. After playing the game, you receive feedback on if you proceed to interviews.
First Round of Interviews

Date to be scheduled upon mutual agreement

We invite you to two one-hour interviews with McKinsey consultants. Invited candidates receive interview coaching and mentoring.
Second Round of Interviews

Date to be scheduled upon mutual agreement

In the final step of our process, you will meet with two McKinsey Partners. Candidates receive feedback within a week from final round interviews.

What we look for

We are, always, looking for passionate people—share your passion with us, and let us know what excites you about an internship at McKinsey.

Our internship program is meant for students who have a strong interest in joining McKinsey Sweden and pursuing a long-term career with us. We consider four dimensions when evaluating potential new colleagues: problem-solving skills, personal impact, leadership abilities, and entrepreneurial drive.

You can learn more about these dimensions on our global careers site.

Our interview process

Our internship interview process has the same set up as our full-time interview process. The process starts with our gamified assessment which tests your intrinsic problem-solving skills. No preparation is required for this game. After playing the game, you receive feedback on if you proceed to interviews.

If there is mutual interest to proceed thereafter, you will be invited to two one-hour interviews with consultants from our office. If successful, you will be invited back for a final round of interviews, comprising two additional one-hour interviews with partners from our office.

During all interview rounds, you will run through a problem-solving case as well as have conversations about your personal experiences with focus on our four dimensions.

In between each interview, you will receive helpful feedback, and we offer all candidates the opportunity to meet with an experienced coach to help you prepare.

Detailed information about our interview process can be found on our global careers site.

McKinsey Design interview process

The interview process for McKinsey Design differs from the above. The first round of interviews consists of two interviews: Portfolio Review Interview and Technical Expertise Interview. The final round is one Personal Experience Interview.

We support internships abroad

Our internships are always personalized to fit the intern’s interests and needs. If your education requires you to do all or part of your internship abroad, please let your recruiter know, and we are happy to work with you to accommodate this.

What to expect on day 1

When you join as an intern, it is important to us that your internship experience is representative of a full-time career at McKinsey. You will have the same introduction and resources available to you as our full-time employees, including personalized conversations to ensure you are assigned studies that are a good fit for you and your interests, mentorship through our “buddy system,” and a cohort of new hires to help jump-start your integration into the office.

What happens after the internship

We want you to walk away from your internship with as positive an experience as possible, having learned many new skills and gained exposure to the impactful client work we do. Our hope is that you will return after graduation and join us on a full-time basis.


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