Intern - Freshman Women in Computer Science, New Ventures


  • Freshman enrolled in an undergraduate degree with an expected graduation date of December 2020 or May 2021
  • Identify as female
  • Strong commitment to excellence and personal and professional growth
  • Demonstrated outstanding academic performance and an aptitude for analytics
  • Strong record of initiative-taking and leadership in a work setting and/or extracurricular activities
  • Resourceful, intellectually curious, empathetic, poised, high energy and mature
  • Genuine interest in business and find problem solving exhilarating
  • Enjoy working in teams

Who You'll Work With

As part our commitment to building the leaders of tomorrow we are proud to offer a Women in Computer Science Internship (WCSI) for freshman within McKinsey's New Ventures. This program, which is part of our firm-wide effort to attract top talent, joins our strong base of existing diversity and inclusion programs and is open to female candidates.

As an intern you will work in our New York, Chicago or Silicon Valley office for ~10 weeks in the summer. You'll be part of a project team, collaborating with colleagues to solve high priority business problems. You will also work with a range of experts in the firm, from data scientists to researchers to software and app designers.

McKinsey New Ventures fosters innovation driven by analytics, design thinking, mobile and social by developing new products/services and integrating them into our client work. It is helping to shift our model toward asset-based consulting and is a foundation for –and expands our investment in –our entrepreneurial culture. Through innovative software as a service solutions, strategic acquisitions, and a vibrant ecosystem of alliances, we are redefining what it means to work with McKinsey.

As one of the fastest-growing parts of our firm, New Ventures has more than 1,500 dedicated professionals (including more than 800 analysts and data scientists) and we're hiring more mathematicians, data scientists, designers, software engineers, product managers, client development managers and general managers.

What You'll Do

You'll typically work in teams of 3–5 colleagues, owning a distinct piece of the project and playing an active role in the engagement.

In this role you will have the opportunity to work on high profile McKinsey projects on a variety of topics. You will gather and analyze information, formulate and test hypotheses, and develop and communicate recommendations. You'll have the opportunity to present results and implement recommendations in collaboration with team members. Some examples of the specific work you may do includes interviewing stakeholders and experts, leading teams, building financial models, creating and delivering presentations, and working with McKinsey subject experts to develop perspectives and insights.

When you join McKinsey as an WCSI, you are joining a firm that will challenge you and invest heavily in your professional development. You'll join a community of caring colleagues for social, networking, and learning opportunities. McKinsey is deeply focused on learning and personal development and we want to ensure candidates are given the right training and experience to be set up for success post-graduation. At the end of the summer, you may receive an offer to join us in a variety of ways for the following summer.

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