I have finished my master's degree with internships in the automotive & venture capital industry as well as consulting experience in a big4 company & a small consultancy (but with no direct customer contact).
I also have a sponsor who can recommend me for a Bain & Company interview. However, I am not sure whether I should apply for an associate consultant position or an internship, with a possible easier interview process and hoping to get an full-time offer after the internship.
How big is the difference in difficulty between the interviews for an associate consultant position vs. internship?
Edit: I am referring to an Associate Consultant Intern vs. Associate Consultant. These are the only to option after a Master's degree in Germany.