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Top US MBA Internships – And All You Need to Know About Applying

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While an MBA provides you with solid skills and business knowledge, acquiring real-life professional experience is key to landing the job of your dreams – and internships are a great way to get that hands-on experience.

Aside from allowing you to put your business acumen into practice, internships also the perfect opportunity to network and make valuable connections that can take you far in your career.

Luckily for you, there are a plethora of local and international internships out there for you to choose from. Depending on your educational background and skills, you’ll be able to apply to work at companies of all sizes across industries – including finance, tech and consulting – and gain the experience necessary to break into your preferred field.

Here are some of the best US-based internships available for MBA students.

Apple – Tech

Duration: Summer (2021)
Location: Cupertino (CA)
Application deadline: Ongoing

The world-famous tech giant Apple offers yearly summer internships for MBA students. Applicants can apply for roles across departments, depending on their preferences and skills, including:

  • Applecare
  • Product Operations/Manufacturing Design
  • Strategic Sourcing
  • Supply Chain Operations
  • Product Marketing
  • Corporate Retail

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be pursuing an MBA
  • Possess the ability to toggle between strategic and detail-oriented thinking; analytical skills; problem-solving and issue resolutions skills; the ability to influence across multiple functional teams; the ability to adapt to rapidly changing environment; communication skills; enthusiasm and a passion for the customer experience

To apply, all you need to do is submit your resume here.

Microsoft – Tech

Duration: Depending on internship
Locations: Redmond (WA); Bay Area (CA)
Application deadline: Ongoing

Microsoft is another tech giant offering a wide range of internships. For MBA students in particular, available roles fall under seven specialization areas:

  • Marketing
  • Business Programs and Operations
  • Technical Sales
  • Business Development and Strategy
  • Finance
  • Sales
  • Engineering

Each internship has different eligibility requirements, which you can find here. To apply, all you need to do is submit your resume.

Google – Tech

Duration: 12 weeks, starting between May and June 2021
Locations: Mountain View (CA); Austin (TX); Ann Arbor (MI); Boulder (CO); Boston (MA); Chicago (IL); Los Angeles, (CA); New York (NY); Redwood City (CA); San Bruno (CA); Seattle (WA); San Francisco (CA); Sunnyvale (CA)
Application deadline: November 18, 2020

Google’s MBA Internship Program offers MBA students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the tech industry on high-impact teams. Outside of their core work, interns will participate in extracurricular professional development activities, including a 1:1 mentorship program.

Interns can join one of these nine teams:

  • Engineering & Technology
  • Sales, Service & Support
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Design
  • Business Strategy
  • Finance
  • Legal
  • People
  • Facilities

To be eligible, you must:

  • Currently be in your first year of a full-time MBA program
  • Commit to complete the 12-week program beginning in May or June 2021

To apply, all you need to do is submit your résumé. Here’s the official internship page.

Amazon – Tech

Duration: Depending on role
Location: Seattle (WA)
Application: Ongoing

Amazon is offering a series of MBA internships based in its headquarters in Seattle.

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be pursuing an MBA
  • Have 3+ years relevant professional or military work experience prior to starting your MBA
  • An undergraduate degree in STEM and/or relevant industry experience working within technology teams

To apply, you can submit your résumé here and specify your preferred role.

McKinsey & Company – Consulting

Duration: 8-10 weeks
Location: Depending on role
Application deadline: December 4, 2020

McKinsey & Company, one of the top consultancy firms in the world, offers MBA students an associate internship in various US locations. Interns work in teams of three to five consultants, playing an active role in all aspects of client engagement.

Internships are grouped under eight functions:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Operations
  • Organizational Structure
  • Risk
  • Strategy
  • Technology
  • Sustainability

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be pursuing an MBA
  • Possess outstanding academic and professional records; analytical and quantitative problem-solving skills; the ability to thrive in a team and with people at all levels; the ability to communicate complex ideas effectively; and a willingness to travel

To apply, submit your résumé and other relevant information here.

Boston Consulting Group (BCG) – Consulting

Duration: Depending on role
Locations: Depending on role
Application deadline: Ongoing

BCG accepts online application from MBA students who are about to graduate. Successful interns will work alongside some of the world’s top minds on cases that reshape business, government, and society.

All roles are advertised here on a rolling basis.

GSK – Finance

Duration: 10-12 weeks, between May and August
Location: Depending on role
Application deadline: TBA

Financial services giant GSK offers a Finance MBA intensive internship to current MBA students who are looking for experience in the healthcare sector.

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be on track to complete your MBA
  • Possess a demonstrated interest in developing a finance career in the healthcare sector; commercial acumen and strategic decision-making skills; a demonstrated record of delivering significant value, change management

You can find most recent information on GSK internships here.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. – Finance

Duration: Depending on role
Location: Depending on role
Application deadlines: Depending on role

JPMorgan Chase & Co. is currently offering seven financial services internships for MBA students:

  • Investment Banking Associate Internship
  • Compliance Associate Program Internship
  • Chase Associate Program Internship
  • Quantitative Analytics Internship
  • Quantum Computing Summer Associate Program
  • Wealth Management Associate Internship
  • AI & Machine Learning Internship

To learn about each one, click here.

Written by Linda Mohamed

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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