Summer Consultant

  • Bates White
  • Bates White LLC, K Street Northwest, Washington, DC, USA
  • Oct 30, 2019
Intern Finance Other Public Relations

Job Description

Position summary

Summer Consultants work on teams to develop rigorous, high-quality economic or financial analysis and reports using a variety of software 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 will have the opportunity 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. Our Summer Consultant Program is consistently ranked a top internship program for consulting firms by Vault.

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, skills, and abilities while making meaningful contributions to the firm. We seek individuals who are motivated by intellectually stimulating work, possess an outstanding academic record, and exude strong leadership skills. An aptitude for numbers, programming, and analysis as well as strong writing skills are highly valued. We also look for personal qualities that include creativity, independence, self-confidence, and tenacity. Candidates should be current juniors (rising seniors) pursuing an undergraduate degree and maintaining an overall GPA of 3.3 or higher. Bates White values candidates from diverse academic backgrounds; while training in economics, finance, computer science, or business with a strong quantitative background is helpful, it is not a requirement.


We offer a competitive salary, paid holidays, an opportunity to work on a community service project, and fun summer outings such as a sailing trip and Washington Nationals baseball game. Positions are available in our Washington, DC office.


Please submit your application to our website ( Please include a cover letter, resume, transcript, and writing sample that reflects your research and/or analysis of a particular issue. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered. For more information, 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.