Undergraduates or master's degree

We look for AC and associate consultant intern (ACI) candidates with strong analytic abilities and outstanding academic records. However, simply being eager, driven and smart will not earn you a spot on our team. Our team is made up of passionate people, who are uncomfortable with the status quo, who are supportive of one another and who like to have a little fun while solving real-world problems. Learn more about what Bain looks for.

Who should apply for the AC role?

We encourage undergraduate and master’s students who are pursuing the final year of their degree to apply for an AC position. Master’s candidates with up to three years of relevant professional experience should also apply for the AC role. Your position level will be assessed and adjusted, if needed, during the interviews. Learn more about becoming an AC.

Bain Boston recruits for full-time positions in the fall, and applications are accepted in September. Please check with your university’s career services office for your application deadline, or visit your university’s page.

Apply now

We hope you will consider joining our Boston team. Please submit your online application. Fluency in English is required.

Please contact us if you have questions regarding AC recruiting.

Be an AC for the summer

We also offer ACI opportunities during the summer to undergraduates (between their third and fourth years of school) and master’s students. The ACI role is ideal for top-performing students, who are ready for real-life business experiences in an energetic and professional environment. Learn more about the ACI role.

Candidates should apply for the ACI position in October. Check with your university’s career services office for your application deadline, or visit your university’s page.


Bain’s interview process involves a series of case interviews to help us get to know you better. Since each case interview will entail a discussion of an actual Bain case, you will also gain some insights into what it is like to work at Bain. We encourage you to prepare for your interviews.

Successful candidates invited to interview with Bain will participate in up to two rounds of interviews; each round will have two 30-45 minute interviews.

First round

You will meet with two senior ACs or consultants on your university’s campus during this round, which will consist of two 30-minute case interviews.

The bulk of the first round of interviews will revolve around the discussion of Bain cases. Your interviewer will present a short business problem and then ask you to structure the problem and recommend a practical solution.

Your interview may kick off with an opportunity to share your achievements and future goals. You should also have time at the end to ask your interviewer questions.

Second round

Those successfully passing the first round will participate in a second round of interviews, either on your university’s campus or in our office. You will meet with Bain managers, principals or partners during this final round, which will consist of two 45-minute case interviews.