Bates White is a great place to begin your career, whether you are looking for a summer internship or a full-time position after graduation. Both provide opportunities to learn valuable skills, make significant contributions, and grow your career.

Summer Consultant

Bates White’s Summer Consultant Program (ranked #2 of the top 10 summer intern programs for consulting firms by Vault) is an intensive 10-week internship that provides rising seniors with an opportunity to develop the skills needed to become a Bates White Consultant. As a participant, you’ll receive extensive training and perform a mix of challenging and interesting quantitative and qualitative assignments. You’ll work side-by-side with experienced professionals and interact with senior-level staff. And, you’ll have a Sponsor and a Peer Coach who will provide mentoring and help you become acclimated to Bates White.

The program’s events and social activities are especially popular. Ranging from city tours and sports outings to community service projects and dinner with senior leadership, these activities help you get to know employees across the firm.

Over the 10 weeks, you’ll be assigned to work on a specific engagement or project. At the end of the program, you will present your work to your team and program leaders. Participants are then evaluated for a full-time position upon graduation.

Learn more about the roles and responsibilities of a Summer Consultant.


As a Consultant, you’ll be assigned to an engagement right from day one. You’ll perform a variety of tasks with peers and senior management in small, dynamic teams on high-profile projects. You’ll be surrounded by smart, talented people who rely on you and on whom you can rely—so you’re never alone. They’ll be there to teach you, provide guidance for problem solving, and help you think through challenging issues. Example assignments include:

  • Analyzing and processing data—You may be asked to prepare large data files by writing code that standardizes the contents and combines datasets, and then perform analyses such as calculating total revenues or purchases or predicting future liabilities.
  • Conducting research—You may be asked to conduct indepth research to help teams understand specific industries or companies, financial data, historical transactions, pricing data, etc. 
  • Solving problems—You may be asked to develop a plan that addresses a need or answers a specific question. You’ll have to determine which information is most relevant and then communicate the main themes clearly, logically, and succinctly.

Learn more about the roles and responsibilities of a Consultant.