Vault named Bates White’s Summer Consultant Program (SCP) the #9 internship program for consulting firms for 2022. This is the sixth consecutive year that Bates White’s program has ranked in Vault’s top 10 consulting firms.
Vault is a resource for students looking for insider information about the best companies to work for. Rankings are based on Vault’s survey of approximately 11,400 interns from just over 140 internship programs. Respondents rate their experience in six categories: interview process, quality of life, compensation and benefits, diversity, career development, and full-time employment prospects.
Bates White’s SCP lasts 10 weeks. It includes extensive training sessions in skills such as Stata and R and contextual learning such as Introduction to Litigation. The program also includes hands-on quantitative and qualitative client work on actual cases and mentoring by firm leaders. The 2021 program was for the most part remote, so much of the training, mentoring, and social events were virtual. The Summer Consultants were able to visit the office for a week to meet many of their colleagues in person and explore Washington, DC, through a Nationals game, a cruise on the Potomac, and dinners around the city. As usual, a key element of the program was their community service project, which this year was a Bates White Olympics to benefit the District Alliance for Safe Housing.
On learning of the results, Stacy Reyan, Chief People Officer, said, “This is exciting news for us, especially considering that this was the second year the program was remote. We are proud to be able to provide a positive and meaningful experience for our Summer Consultants. This ranking confirms for us that the design of the program allows them to understand our business, gain valuable skills, and experience firsthand what economic consulting is all about.”
In 2021, the firm was also named was named among the top 20 DC workplaces in the Washington Post Top Workplace program and in Global Competition Review’s prestigious “Economics 21.”