Careers in Sweden

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Experience firsthand what it is like to work as a member of a consulting team.

Join McKinsey Sweden as an intern in our Stockholm or Gothenburg locations, and work alongside consultants on actual business challenges and client projects. In Sweden, our internship program is designed to provide several different experiences over an 8-10 week period.

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.

How and when to apply

Our internship deadlines take place twice a year, please see below for specific dates. After the deadline you can expect to receive a decision within two weeks. We offer multiple start dates throughout the year, and the deadlines do not correspond to a specific starting time. You are able to start at a time mutually agreed upon regardless of which deadline you apply to. Incoming interns typically sign up for internships during their fall and spring semester. Fluency in Swedish is required. We accept applications from students who have completed one year of university studies and have at least one year left until graduation. Please apply with your CV, full grades from your university and high school studies, and cover letter.

Next Internship Deadline

Application Deadline

September 29, 2022

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 5, 2022

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.

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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