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Summer Consultant Internship


Ranked the #1 consulting internship by Vault, our Summer Consultant Program (SCP) offers a robust professional, educational, and social experience. Over the course of 10 weeks, you will discover the work of a Consultant first-hand, develop valuable technical skills, give back to the community, and develop lifelong friendships with your fellow Summer Consultants and full-time colleagues. Apply now!    



Click the video thumbnail to hear what a few of our Summer Consultants said about this year’s virtual program.



The work
From day one, you are staffed to real cases and work alongside full-time Consultants. As part of a team of full-time Consultants, Project Managers, and Economists, you’ll receive a mix of qualitative and quantitative assignments that will give you exposure to the full range of Consultant tasks. This may include:

  • Conducting industry research
  • Reviewing deposition testimony 
  • Drafting portions of an expert report
  • Helping create client presentations
  • Processing large data sets 
  • Combining data from various sources 
  • Creating impactful data visualizations

The case study
One of the program highlights is participating in a case study with other Summer Consultants. This project, based on an actual case, allows you to experience a matter from start to finish. Your team will review discovery documents and analyze your client’s data and other data relevant to the case. You will work directly with an Economist to develop economic and financial models. And, with the guidance of a full-time Consultant, you will write an expert report and present your case to firm leaders.

Professional development and networking

The program includes many opportunities to learn and network with colleagues at all levels. Over the 10 weeks, you will have access to:




  • Technical training on tools such as Stata, Excel, and R
  • An assigned sponsor (mentor) who will provide regular feedback and career guidance
  • A peer coach to help you navigate the firm and feel at home from day one           
  • Lunches with senior leadership, including Chairman Charley Bates and other founding partners
  • Regular lunch-and-learns to learn about recent cases, tools, and industry trends
Social events
The SCP is packed with fun social events that allow you to build relationships with the other Summer Consultants and full-time employees. Typical events include:





  • Dinners at DC restaurants with consultants, management, and senior leadership
  • Outings such as escape rooms, bowling, ax throwing, kayaking, and cooking classes
  • BBQ at a Partner’s home
  • Nationals baseball game
  • Sailing on the Chesapeake Bay  

Opportunities to give back
Every year, our Summer Consultants organize a community event as part of our Bates White Community Connection (BWCC) program. Working together with the entire Summer Consultant team, you’ll put together fun and engaging activities for the entire firm to raise money for a nonprofit organization. Over the years, we’ve had balloon wars, trivia events, singing grams, spirit wars, and more. This is your opportunity to get creative and have fun, all while supporting a meaningful cause!


                                                                                      

Join us!

Interested in joining the Summer Consultant Program? Applications are open now—apply today! Learn more about our application process, recruiting events, and deadlines here.


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