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Consulting is about creativity, diversity, strategic thinking and hands-on team work. Does that sound interesting?


Find it out and take a look behind the scenes! An internship is the best opportunity to experience consulting first-hand. You'll be assigned to a project from day one and will have direct contact with our clients. Our best interns have the chance to join us full-time after graduation.

Or use your time between Bachelor and Master for our Roland Berger Gap Year and combine three great opportunities in one program: Working in consulting, in a start-up company and experiencing a new culture by working abroad. During the 9-month program you take advantage of gaining detailed insights in the field of consulting, you get regular trainings, involvement in social events and the support from a mentor.

The next applying-period starts in December 2018 and will end in March 2019. Get all the updates here


You are about to finish your studies or have recently graduated with impressive marks and a passion for your subject. You spent some time abroad, studying or through an internship, which explains your broad perspective and empathic outlook. You have experience, such as internships, entrepreneurial ventures or charitable projects, where you've demonstrated analytical and strategic skills, team work and creativity. Apply now and join us as an Analyst or Junior Consultant.


From MBA students and graduates with previous work experience, to seasoned experts – your experience is a true asset. You're a game changer who solves problems, who turns projects around. You will develop and implement tailored strategies and business models in a dynamic international project environment and support our clients to master their challenges in a VUCA world, a world of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. Depending on your seniority level, you will assume responsibility for one or more modules or projects, lead project teams, act as mentor and contribute to acquisition approaches. From the start, you are considered an entrepreneur in our company. We encourage you to show initiative, think creatively and take responsibility.

Dreams are good. Turning them into reality is better.

Your qualifications:

• Impressive Master's, PhD or MBA
• In-depth industry and/or functional knowledge
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
• Experience in interacting at management level in an international environment
• Passion for identifying trends and developing markets, clients and people
• Entrepreneurial mindset, hands-on "can do" attitude and winning personality

Are you still in the middle of your MBA studies and want to learn consulting first-hand? Join our Summer Associate Program and you'll spend two or three months in one of our offices working with us.


What job opportunities does Roland Berger offer?
The opportunities we offer are as unique and diverse as you. They depend on factors such as academic and work experience. If you're a student, come and learn about us through an internship. If you're an MBA student, come and experience our environment first-hand through our Summer Associate Program. If you've completed an undergraduate degree, you're already on track to becoming an Analyst or Junior Consultant. If you have a PhD, second degree, MBA from a prestigious business school or professional experience, we can even get you started at a higher level. Existing industry or consulting experience is very valuable to us. Let's find out how we can offer you the perfect role.

What are your requirements for applicants?
You have personality. This is crucial to us. You excelled at school and university. You have experience such as study abroad, entrepreneurial ventures, charitable projects or internships, where you've demonstrated robust analytical and strategic skills, team work and creativity. A natural communicator, your spoken and written English is excellent. You also have a good command of the language local to the office you are applying to.

Is Roland Berger only interested in people with background in business?
Absolutely not. Diversity of perspectives is one of our key strengths and fundamental to our success – we seek it out. Half of our consultants have backgrounds in engineering, natural sciences, social sciences, or the humanities. What unites us, and you, is entrepreneurial spirit.

What documents do you require with my application?
Your application should include a detailed résumé and a cover letter, explaining why you'd like to join us and how you'd be a perfect fit for the role in question. In some countries, diplomas, certificates and references will be requested as an integral part of your application.

When can I apply?
Usually, there is no fixed hiring period for internships or consulting positions. Apply any time! In some countries, junior recruiting is scheduled according to university cycle. Please contact HR in the office you would like to join.

How long will it take to process my application?
We want to find out exactly why you're the right fit for us - and vice versa. In general, the process will take around six to eight weeks (from submitting your application to signing the contract) and you should apply four to six months before your ideal start date. If you're joining us as an intern, the process is usually more rapid. If you are interested in an internship during the summer period, please apply early on.

How do I apply?
We prefer applications via our online form. It's the quickest way to apply and get feedback. Our recruiting team reviews each application carefully. You should expect to hear from us within three weeks.

Can I apply for a position abroad?
Absolutely. Please send your application directly to the office you have in mind. Find our locations here. Contact a colleague in HR to find out more about the requirements in your office of choice.

What should I expect from selection day?
We'll hold interviews with you, covering your professional and personal goals and experiences. We'll discuss case studies based on our real-life consultancy practice. We want to get to know you. Our selection day is designed to bring out your personality and show us how you structure and analyze tasks. We'll gain an insight into your creativity and whether you have a head for numbers.

How will you help me prepare for consulting?
Supporting your professional and personal development is very important to us. When you start, you'll join new colleagues worldwide in a two-week introductory seminar. You'll pick up valuable skills that will lay the groundwork for your career in consulting. If you don't hold a business degree, we'll help you familiarize yourself with business 101, too. Your learning doesn't stop. Experienced colleagues will be on hand to support their new team member and you'll have access to a vast selection of world-class training, mentoring opportunities and seminars.

How is my performance evaluated?
You'll receive regular feedback from your project manager and your mentor. You and your mentor will meet twice a year for an official evaluation round. This is valuable time spent with an experienced business leader. Together, you'll plan how to get exactly where you'd like to be, both professionally and personally.

How will you support my professional and personal development?
Professional and personal development are critically important. Top speakers, renowned coaches and leading industry experts are here for you in our extensive Training program on management topics and social, personal and leadership skills. We'll also happily support you through an MBA if you decide to take your training up a level. You can even relocate worldwide to another of our 50+ offices for up to two years via our international exchange program.

How will you help me achieve a good work/life balance?
A fulfilling private life is important and makes you the well-rounded, empathic person we appreciate. Let's talk about your needs. We can develop tailor-made solutions together, such as flexible working hours or a home office. We also offer sabbaticals to support you in pursuing personal goals and projects, be it travel, learning a new skill, charitable projects or the simple pleasure of spending more time with family and friends.

What is the average length of a project? How many consultants do you assign?
Our clients have diverse needs and goals – so it won't surprise you to learn that there's no such thing as a typical project. Project duration depends on the task at hand. It can take as little as a few weeks, or as long as a year. Some projects require one or two consultants, others a team of 20.

Where do projects take place?
Our clients are based all over the world, and you'll have many opportunities to travel. It's part of being a consultant. In general, you'll be working four days on-site and spending Friday at the office.