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About McKinsey Consulting Internship

COVID-19 Update

During this uncertain time, McKinsey is taking a through cycle approach, meaning we continue recruiting and don’t foresee major changes to our hiring approach. We are honoring the extended offers we’ve made, including for our graduate hires and summer interns.

The health and safety of our people is obviously our top concern so some internships and onboarding may need to be virtual. We are fortunate to have the technology and flexibility to move recruiting events and other aspects to a virtual format as needed. In addition, many of our people have worked from home occasionally or regularly in the past so we have not been interrupted by stay at home rules around the world. All colleagues have access to support, including a free, confidential 24/7 Colleague Support Center, CoachNow, to get coaching sessions by phone or VC, our Mind Matters intranet site to help colleagues and their families with mental health support, and all Firm colleagues have free Headspace Plus accounts.

In terms of client work, it’s fair to say our clients have never needed us more and we’re having important conversations with our senior-most clients about how they protect their people, their customers and their business. This means McKinsey can provide our people with the same incredible career and networking opportunities we’re known for.


Associate Interns join the firm's offices and practices (e.g. Digital McKinsey, Marketing & Sales) around the world for 8 - 10 weeks, usually in the summer, to work in teams and directly with clients.

In this role you will work on the best teams to help the best organizations in the world – in private, public, and social sectors – solve their most difficult problems. You will also work with many experts, from data scientists and researchers to software and app designers.

If you are interested in joining a specific practice, please indicate this in your office/practice preference (combinations are possible). Internship opportunities vary by office, so please check with your campus recruiter to determine what possibilities are available if you have questions. If you are not working directly with a campus recruiter, you may check with the office of interest to learn more.

To learn more about how the firm helps clients and where you fit in, visit our careers site.


Advanced graduate degree in progress and excellent academic record required (e.g., MBA, PhD, etc.)
Outstanding records of academic and managerial or professional achievement
Exceptional analytical and quantitative problem-solving skills
Strong record of leadership in an academic, professional, or extracurricular setting
Ability to work collaboratively in a team
Ability to work effectively with people at all levels in an organization
Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively, both verbally and in writing, in English and the local office language(s)
Willingness to travel

McKinsey Consulting Internship

55 East 52nd Street
New York, NY 10022


Number of Interns: Varies
Compensation/Benefits: Paid
Duration: 6 to 12 weeks; Typically 10 weeks; varies by role
Hours: Full-time
Academic Level: College Juniors, Graduate Students, Business School Students, Law School Students