2024 BCG First Nations Internship & Scholarship Program

At BCG, we have a proud history of supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia. 

We believe in empowering First Nations emerging leaders who are eager to make a difference and create impact. Our First Nations Internship & Scholarship is designed to recognise outstanding talent and to provide the tools to grow both personally and professionally. 
A life changing experience

At BCG, our purpose is to unlock the potential of those who advance the world. We solve the toughest challenges and drive impact by bringing together diverse, multidisciplinary teams from across our businesses and geographies. 

We are looking for driven, curious students from all backgrounds who are excited by a challenge and want to have a positive impact on their communities, whether local, national or global. Through our internship and scholarship program, we want to help you reach your goals and empower you to become future leaders and change-makers. 
 
If that sounds like you, we want to hear from you. 

As a BCG First Nations Internship and Scholarship recipient, you will:

  • receive $20,000 in scholarship funding

  • join one of our offices as an intern for 8 weeks

  • learn about the work we do and explore how you can make a difference with our clients, colleagues, and communities

  • be assigned a mentor through the remainder of your studies, as well as a buddy who will support you during your internship

  • gain real-world experience before you graduate

  • build strong relationships and connect with peers through different activities have a pathway to a full time graduate role with BCG Australia and New Zealand


At BCG you will be tackling the toughest challenges, benefiting from accelerated learning that serves you for a lifetime, and working with a caring, diverse and inclusive community of exceptional people.  

Find out more about life as a Consultant.

As a scholarship applicant, we will also be considering you for a graduate Associate position with BCG. When applying online, ensure you select our Consulting – Full-Time application role under our "always-open" roles. Please note the Scholarship you are applying for in your cover letter. 

You will be asked to select up to three offices of your choice in order of preference. To be considered for BCG within Australia or New Zealand, you must select either Auckland, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, or Sydney as your first office preference. 

Our selection process has several stages to help us learn about you, and for you to learn more about BCG and a career in consulting:
  • After submitting your online application, eligible candidates will receive an invitation to complete our online case assessment.
  • Our team will review your application and case assessment before shortlisting successful candidates for first-round case interviews.
  • Candidates selected for interview will also be allocated a current BCG consultant as a “buddy” who can answer questions that you have about consulting, BCG or the interview process along the way.  

To help candidates with their applications, we will be running various events in April, including a a workshop on writing a good cover letter and resume.  You can also review the FAQs below. 

Check out our interview preparation materials here.

What are we looking for?

An exceptional candidate for our Scholarship programs will demonstrate:
•    A track record of achievement and impact
•    An appetite for tackling and solving complex problems
•    An ability to engage with and influence others
•    Initiative, creativity, tenacity and resilience
•    Alignment with our purpose and values

Eligibility criteria
To apply for the BCG First Nations Internship and Scholarship, you must:
  • be of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islands, Māori or Pacific Island origin 
  • be a citizen or permanent resident of Australia or New Zealand
  • be in your penultimate year of undergraduate or postgraduate study at a registered Australian or New Zealand university. 

At BCG, we deeply value diversity of thought, background, and experience as foundational pillars that enrich our community and enhance the value we deliver to clients. We are dedicated to building an environment of belonging where every individual feels appreciated, connected, and empowered to express themselves and be successful.

At BCG we strongly encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, promoting a diverse array of perspectives. This includes, but is not limited to, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, Māori, or Pacific Islanders, individuals with disabilities, those from culturally or linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTIQA+ individuals, women, and gender diverse people. We want to assure you that your unique experiences and perspectives are highly valued here.
Interested in learning more?
We will be hosting a range of workshops and events to give you more opportunities to get to know us and ask questions. Register for our events using the links below.
BCG Information Session
Interested in learning more? Join one of our information sessions to learn more about BCG – who we are, what we do and what it’s like to work here. You will hear from consultants at various levels as well as learn more about the application process from our Talent Acquisition team.

Dates:
  • Auckland - Thursday 11 April 4.00-5.30 NZST
  • Melbourne - Friday 12 April 4.00-5.30 AEST
  • Perth - Friday 12 April 4.00-5.30 AWST
  • Sydney - Thursday 11 April 4.00-5.30
  • Canberra - Friday 12 April 4.00pm- 5.30 AEST
  • Virtual - Monday 15 April 5.00-6.30pm AEST
Meet a BCG Consultant
Curious to see why BCG is consistently voted as one of the best companies to work for? Wondering what you would be doing day-to-day? Register for one of our small group sessions to talk directly to one of our consultants about the questions that are most important to you.

Dates:
  • Friday 5 April 12-2pm AEDT
  • Tuesday 9 April 12-2pm AEST
  • Tuesday 16 April 2-4pm AEST
Meet a BCG Recruiter
Come along to one of our “Meet the Recruiter” sessions to get to know our Associate Talent Acquisition team. Ask questions in a small group setting about the application and selection process, or more broadly about life at BCG.


Dates:

  • Tuesday 9 April 12-2pm AEST
Resume & Cover Letter Workshop
This workshop will share ways to level up your resume and cover letter and make a compelling first impression. Our consultants will share their approach and you’ll hear perspectives from our Talent Acquisition team about how to craft a stand-out application.

Date:
  • Wednesday 10 April 5.00 - 6.30pm AEST

Frequently Asked Questions


Do you have questions?
Contact our Talent Acquisition Team directly.


We want to make sure everyone experiences a positive, barrier-free recruiting process. Please reach out to the Talent Acquisition team at any stage if you require additional support or adjustments to assist you with your experience, including support in submitting your application, providing identity documents, and/or attending a job interview. This includes any specific support for transgender and gender-diverse individuals.