as mentioned by Vlad, it would be useful to know the real reason for your choice.
In general, good reasons to apply for an internship instead of full time are the following:
- You are between studies or have time available for an internship only due to other commitments
- You don’t fit the general requirements for full time
I would not recommend to use as a reason that you want to “try” consulting for a bit to see how it is. This would give the impression you have not done your due diligence/ talked with consultants to understand what the job really involves. Top consulting companies have tons of candidates who are 100% committed to the job and will give preference to those showing that.
I helped a medical doctor applying to BCG with two years of work experience recently. He had some doubts on how to position his “why” for moving to consulting since he did not have any previous business experience and was not fully familiar with what the job involved. We crafted his story to show a 100% commitment to work in consulting, which helped him to secure an offer. I am pretty sure he would have not landed the job if he had shown any doubt about his commitment.
Please feel free to PM me for more info.