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HMS Internship at BCG Switzerland
Your HMS internship is the first step into the professional world and it will give you valuable insights for your future career. The choice where you want to spend this internship should be well deliberated and thought through. Which is why we would like to give you a more detailed impression of the HMS internship at BCG Zurich on this website. Click through and find out everything important about the internship, our teams, and about the culture and people at BCG!

Welcome to the Group.

Why do your HMS internship at BCG?

Listen to our former trainees and find out what they appreciated about BCG as an employer for their internship.
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Meet Our Teams

If you complete your HMS internship at BCG, you will spend 12 months in one of our five speciality teams. Read through the team portraits below to learn more about each team, its areas of responsibility, and find out who they are looking for.
Recruiting Team
Our founder Bruce Henderson once said "freshness, imagination, and insight can only be renewed by continual input of fresh minds." The recruiting team helps BCG to achieve this by continuously attracting and hiring a wide range of diverse new talent. Starting with a first contact at one of our events, throughout the interview process, until someone decides to join BCG – we make sure that candidates feel welcomed and supported during their application process!
Are you communicative and do you have an outgoing personality? Do you feel comfortable approaching people and having conversations with them? Do you work accurately and reliably, and enjoy supporting the organization and realization of events? Then the recruiting team is the right place for you! We will support your personal development and offer a broad spectrum of tasks with extensive insight into the field of talent acquisition and the consulting industry. Our open-minded and dynamic 11-person team loves to try out new restaurants, sports or other adventures. If we were granted one wish, it would be an office-dog.
Finance Team
Did you always want to find out, how finance and accounting from school compares to tasks in a professional finance team? During an internship in our team you will see, that it can be quite different. In our finance team you don't have to be an expert in finance and fill out accounting records, calculations and BABs. You are more likely to work a lot with Excel, large spreadsheets, or our expenses system.
Are you eager to learn new skills, do you act proactively and think outside of the box? Do you have an affinity for numbers, Excel and your working style is characterized by accuracy? Then the finance team is waiting for you! In this team you will gain deep insights into the finance and accounting department of one of the largest management consulting firms worldwide. Our 16-person, chocolate-loving, glasses-wearing finance team will always support you and is always up for a good joke.
Marketing Team
How does a company that does not sell a tangible product advertise itself? What is the marketing mix at BCG? How can we differentiate ourselves from competitors and explore creative possibilities for bringing in the unexpected and the inspirational? The marketing team is the right place to get these questions answered.
Marketing – in close cooperation with Communications – helps shape the perception of BCG through targeted, powerful, and memorable experiences such as events, webinars, conferences or mailings. During an internship in this team, you will build up practical marketing skills, gain insights about the needs of our clients and learn about the full range of channels and tactics across digital, social, media, events, and personal touchpoints.
Do you work accurately, have a high level of commitment and are a team player? Then Marketing can't wait to meet you! The Marketing and Communications family is a diverse and cosmopolitan octet, never short of a clever (or silly) quip, perfect for a lively day at the office followed by after-work activities.
Communications Team
Showcase BCG in a way that enhances the perception of the firm, position audiences at the center of everything – from business decision makers and recruits to journalists and influencers – and personify the brand through engaging, insightful, and creative content experiences: this is the world of communications at BCG.
Communication – in close cooperation with Marketing – helps shape the perception of BCG through event videos, strategically placed studies in the media, engaging social media posts or internal communication to strengthen company culture and team spirit. During an internship in this team, you will learn about the full range of channels and tactics across digital, social, media, events, and personal touchpoints.

​​​​​​​Are you interested in global megatrends and current events, have a high level of commitment and are a team player? Then Communication can't wait to meet you! The Communications and Marketing family is a diverse and cosmopolitan octet, never short of a clever (or silly) quip, perfect for a lively day at the office followed by after-work activities.
HR Team
Have you ever wondered who manages all the employees' data? How does a company ensure that employees continuously learn and grow in their job? Or what exactly "career development" is? Find the answer to all these questions by joining our HR team! During an internship in this team, you will discover the broad range of HR topics that exist in an international company.
Are you organized, reliable, structured and do you act with foresight? Do you enjoy organizing and are you a people person? Then become part of our highly motivated HR team! In this team, you will support the organization of trainings, you will work with our employee data base, and you will have various responsibilities connected to our career development process. You will get insights into the diverse field of HR, be in close contact with our employees, and the HR team will always support you in your learning process. We are a diverse, welcoming 17-member team that is well seasoned in finding creative solutions for almost every problem that comes up without loosing our positive spirit.

What challenges await you?

We asked our former trainees what challenges you will face during an internship at BCG. Watch the following video to get insights about their individual experiences.
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How to apply

Convinced you want to do your HMS internship at BCG?

Wait no longer and seize this opportunity to boost your career and gain unique insight to BCG’s work and culture. Apply now if you are in the 3rd year of your training at a Swiss commercial college (Handelsmittelschule) and are planning to do your 1-year internship starting from August 2022. 

Please apply by uploading your complete application (CV, cover letter, grades, certificates and references if available) in German or English.

Timeline: We accept applications between August 26 and the September 19, 2021. You will receive our feedback shortly after the deadline and interviews will take place at the end of September and in October.


Please note, that we are not allowed to accept any applications via e-mail due to our data protection guidelines.

Contact for questions

Bradley Pitter
Michaela Wirth Recruiter
Application processes can be daunting sometimes, especially for the first time. But don't worry, all of us have been there at one point. My main tip is simply: Don't hold back with your accomplishments - whatever they may be -  and show the real amazing you! I am looking forward to receiving your application and getting to know you!

Questions? Contact me:
wirth.michaela@bcg.com
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