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Five MBA Summer 2021 Internships You Should Apply To

By Linda M

Updated May 20, 2021 Updated May 20, 2021

If you're looking to gain valuable experience in the summer months, then you should consider doing an MBA internship. Here are five that should be on your radar.

It’s common for nearly all MBA candidates to take an internship in the summer between their first and second year on the full-time programme.

In fact, MBA internships are a great way to develop your hands-on skills, gain valuable work experience, and of course internships offer a great place for MBA students to network with professionals in the field

However, due to the challenges the COVID-19 pandemic posed to businesses, you may be wondering whether you’ll be able to find internships to apply to for summer 2021.

Luckily for you, several internship programmes at top global companies are still running, allowing you to put your skills to the test in between semesters.

Here are five MBA summer internships that should be on your radar.

Goldman Sachs

Internship duration: Eight to 10 weeks.
Location(s): North America.
Application deadline: On a rolling basis.

Goldman Sachs Summer Associate Programme is an eight-to-10 week summer internship for MBA students to gain experience in one of the company’s main divisions in North America. These include finance, engineering, investment banking, risk, and global banking.

You can apply here.

McKinsey & Company

Internship duration: Eight to 10 weeks.
Location(s): North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East.
Application deadline: On a rolling basis.

McKinsey’s Associate Internship allows MBA candidates to work across three divisions – Digital, Operations, and Marketing & Sales – around the world for eight to 10 weeks in the summer. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to work in teams of three to five consultants and play an active role in all aspects of client engagement.

You can apply here.

Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

Internship duration: Two to three months, depending on role and location.
Location(s): North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific, Middle East.
Application deadline: On a rolling basis.

BCG accepts applications from MBA candidates who are nearing completion of their studies. Interns will work alongside some of the world’s top consultants on a wide range of projects. The clients involved span across sectors, allowing MBAs to travel and experience a variety of real-life business situations.

You can apply here.


Internship duration: 12 to 16 weeks.
Location(s): North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Central and South America.
Application deadline: Depending on role.

Amazon offers several summer technical internships for MBA students. Interns work on a variety of individual projects that accelerate their career growth and help the company improve its client offerings. Candidates also have access to mentorship schemes and self-service training.

You can apply here.


Internship duration: 10 to 12 weeks.
Location(s): North America.
Application deadline: On a rolling basis.

Genentech offers MBA students a transformative summer experience in the biotech industry. Successful candidates will be exposed to networking opportunities, career development panels, exposure to business-critical projects, and the chance to present their own work to senior management.

You can apply here.

How can I gain a place?

The application process for an MBA summer internship programme is likely to be competitive. If you’re apprehensive about how to put your best foot forward and ensure you shine brighter that the rest of the applicant pool, here are some tips that’ll help you prepare and give you the best shot at getting onto the MBA summer internship of your dreams.

This article was originally published in May 2021 .

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Linda is Content Writer at TopMBA, creating content about students, courses, universities and businesses. She recently graduated in Journalism & Creative Writing with Politics and International Relations, and now enjoys writing for a student audience. 


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