Undergraduate 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. See more about what Bain looks for.

Who should apply to be an AC?
We encourage undergraduate seniors, master’s students (in their final year) and experienced professionals to apply. Experienced professional candidates are typically undergraduate/master’s graduates with up to three years of work experience. Your AC level will be assessed during the interview process. Learn more about becoming an AC.

Applications for all candidates seeking full time positions, should be submitted in September of each year. Please check with your university’s career services office or visit your university’s page for specific application deadlines.

Apply now
We hope you will consider joining our Los Angeles team. Please submit your online application. Fluency in English is required.

Please contact us with questions regarding AC recruiting.


Be an AC for the summer
We also offer ACI opportunities during the summer to undergraduates who are between their third and fourth years of school and master’s students. The ACI role is ideal for top-performing students, 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 December and January. Please check with your university’s career services office or visit your university’s page for the application deadline.


Bain’s interview process involves a series of case interviews to help us get to know you better. Since each of the case interviews 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 case interviews.

Candidates will participate in two rounds of interviews, each with two or three 40-45 minute case interviews.

First round
You will meet with two Bain consultants if you are invited to interview with Bain.

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. You will meet with Bain managers, principals or partners during this final round, which will consist of three case interviews, each case interview will be 40-45 minutes in length.