Summer Associate (SC) - Internal Strategy Development, Strategy & Operations, Consulting - Columbia University

Are you a sharp, detail-oriented critical thinker? This summer, play an important role in developing our organization's strategy from within when you join our Internal Strategy practice as a Summer Associate. Throughout this exciting skill-building experience, you'll learn what goes into helping research, develop and achieve our leaders' vision for the future of the company. You'll play an active role in conducting high-level research and analyses while working collaboratively with a team of talented and experienced consultants to help us leverage organizational capabilities. Join our team and have the chance to assist on several special, top priority projects with the potential to significantly impact our company.

Work you'll do

As Summer Associate in Internal Strategy, you'll have the opportunity to assist on wide variety of projects from performing high-level quantitative, qualitative, and competitive analyses; to establishing analytical frameworks, conducting interviews, and performing internal and external research; to managing projects, developing delivery schedules and conveying research findings with senior-level leaders. The variety of projects you may work on is vast and so are the areas within Deloitte where you could work. Whether your project is for a specific functional business such as Audit, Consulting, Advisory and Tax; or for new services or businesses; or specific channels, including clients, industry sectors, and geographies you'll have the potential to significantly impact our organization.

The team

Our Internal Strategy practice is comprised of passionate individuals who thrive on collaborating on a wide variety of projects that improve internal business processes and performance. Our talented and innovative consultants advise senior leaders at Deloitte US firms and bring specialized strategy and management experience to the channels, businesses, and functions that we support. Join our team of visionaries, and become a change agent within our organization.


  • Currently pursuing an MBA with 3+ years' of work experience
  • Strong academic and professional track record
  • Exceptional qualitative and quantitative research and analysis skills with the ability to simplify your findings and present to professionals at all levels within an organization
  • Experience synthesizing vast volumes of information, extracting insights, and developing actionable recommendations
  • Experience working both independently and collaboratively with a team in a fast-paced environment

How you'll grow

During this challenging and inspiring learning experience, you'll gain first-hand insights into the technical skills, critical professional behaviors, standards, and mindsets needed to succeed as an Internal Strategy consultant at Deloitte. You'll work with a wide variety of talented strategic leaders and learn how we drive organizational change by developing, implementing, and measuring innovative strategies to tackle real-world business issues head-on.

Deloitte's culture

Our positive and supportive culture encourages our people to do their best work every day. We celebrate individuals by recognizing their uniqueness and offering them the flexibility to make daily choices that can help them to be healthy, centered, confident, and aware. We offer well-being programs and are continuously looking for new ways to maintain a culture where our people excel and lead healthy, happy lives. Learn more about Life at Deloitte.

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Deloitte is led by a purpose: to make an impact that matters. This purpose defines who we are and extends to relationships with our clients, our people and our communities. We believe that business has the power to inspire and transform. We focus on education, giving, skill-based volunteerism, and leadership to help drive positive social impact in our communities. Learn more about Deloitte's impact on the world.

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