Ex Bain and A.T. Kearney (7 years in consulting) / 200+ real interviews / Landed all Big 3 offers
Book a coaching

Usual intake time slots for interns

Anonymous A

Quick question:

Is there an approximate time slot when MBB and smaller consultancies take interns? E.g. April and October or more frequently?

  • Upvotes
  • Date ascending
  • Date descending
Jacopo
Expert
replied on 12/09/2017
Ex Bain and A.T. Kearney (7 years in consulting) / 200+ real interviews / Landed all Big 3 offers

Hi,

For additional reading, we have addressed a similar question here: https://www.preplounge.com/en/consulting-forum/whats-the-best-time-of-the-year-to-apply-for-an-mbb-entry-level-position-908#a1781

Internship lenght and start period depend on the region and role you are applying for and it generally follows the calendar of universities. Internships are generally three or six months long but again, that varies from a few weeks to a year depending on the role and location.

I will refer to France in the following example:

  • 6 month internships have two main starting slots:
    • January: I would start applying from June of the previous year (the earlier the better for competition)
    • July: I would start applying as early as January (same as previous, the earlier the better for competition)
  • Summer internships generally starts in May/June (~3 months) you can apply starting January for the next year (same as previous, the earlier the better for competition)

You can move the calendar according to your geography to take into account the equivalent of Summer and Winter.

Feel free to reach me if you have any additional question,

Jacopo

(edited)

Vlad replied on 12/11/2017
McKinsey / Accenture / More than 300 real MBB cases / Collected all Big 3 offers / Harvard Business School

Hi,

I recommend you to call the local office and check with the recruiter.

Usually, you have to provide the name of the University. For example, McKinsey in some countries is doing separate internship intakes for the students with technical and business degrees.

Best