Summer Consultant

  • Bates White Economic Consulting
  • Washington D.C., DC, USA
  • Aug 19, 2020
Intern Computer Science Consultant Data Science Finance Legal Math Professional Services Research Statistics All Majors Welcomed

Job Description

Who are we?

Bates White is an economic consulting firm in Washington, DC specializing in providing advanced economic, financial, and econometric analysis to law firms, companies, and government agencies. We help clients tackle tough issues with confidence and pride ourselves on delivering top-notch consulting and expert testimony.

What makes us successful is our commitment to providing a positive and rewarding experience—for our employees, our clients, and our community. We are consistently ranked by Vault as a top 50 consulting firm, and last year our Summer Consultant Program was ranked the #1 consulting internship in the nation. Learn more about the program here:

Position summary

Summer Consultants work on teams to develop rigorous, high-quality economic or financial analyses and reports using a variety of programs including Stata, R, Python, SQL, and other packages. They participate in a thorough internal training program that provides the tools necessary to contribute to many aspects of a project.

Under the direction of senior staff, Summer Consultants have the opportunity to work with databases, spreadsheets, and other tools to analyze data and other information, create economic and business models, conduct research, synthesize facts, communicate with experts and clients, and prepare presentations and reports. They work side-by-side with colleagues at all levels and backgrounds, from PhD economists to lawyers and MBAs.

About the Summer Consultant Program

Our Summer Consultant Program is an intensive 10-week program that provides rising seniors with an opportunity to develop knowledge, professional acumen, and technical skills while making meaningful contributions to the firm. We seek individuals who are motivated by intellectually stimulating work, are driven and excited to learn, and exude strong teamwork and leadership skills. An aptitude for numbers, programming, and analysis, as well as strong communication skills, are highly valued. We also look for personal qualities that include creativity, independence, self-confidence, and tenacity.

Candidates should be current juniors (graduating between December 2021­ and spring 2022) pursuing an undergraduate degree, and candidates with any major may apply. Bates White values candidates from diverse academic backgrounds. While a technical background (e.g., training in economics, finance, computer science, etc.) can be helpful, it is not a requirement.

We offer a competitive compensation, extensive training, a formal mentorship program, direct exposure to senior leadership, the chance to lead a community service project, and fun summer outings such as a sailing trip and Washington Nationals baseball game.

Please submit your application to our website ( Please include a cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcript. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered. For more information on the position and the application process, please visit

Bates White is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and does not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you are an individual with a disability and you need an accommodation or other assistance during the application process, please call our Human Resources department at (202) 747-1463 or email your request to All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Download the EEO is the Law poster for more information.

Bates White will not discharge or discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Employees who have access to compensation information as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose this information to individuals who do not otherwise have access, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by Bates White, or (c) consistent with Bates White’s legal duty to furnish information.