What is the Beacon fellowship?

an mbb-level consulting program for undergraduates & post-grads interested in business or consulting

Our Fellowships take place in London, Madrid, Barcelona, Budapest, & Washington, D.C. with one, three, & four week lengths over winter and summer breaks.

During the course of the Fellowship, students work in small groups alongside a Project Lead with experience from McKinsey, Bain, or BCG to solve a socially impactful business problem for a real client. Based at a client site in D.C. or Europe, Fellows establish and hone their professional skills in a stretching, global environment.

Program Elements

The Fellowship is more than a consulting project. It's a professional development program that includes: 

  • Training and mentoring from an experienced MBB consultant

  • Autonomous work and group collaboration

  • The opportunity to present final recommendations to client leadership

  • The unique opportunity to explore an international hub such as Madrid, London, Budapest, Barcelona, Milan, or Washington, D.C.

  • A network of peer and professional contacts

dates & fees

We offer 10 day winter break programs both before and after Christmas that start at $2,749. Our summer programs are 3 or 4 weeks long, with different dates throughout the summer, and start at $5,349. Choose a location to learn about the dates and fees for a specific program.


This data shows the significant educational value of the Beacon Fellowship and how it is helping to educate the next generation of management consultants.
— Brian Whalen, Chief Academic Officer at The Beacon Fellowship

Our Fellows have gone on to secure internships and full-time offers from BCG & McKinsey and other prestigious consulting firms, as well as to pursue careers at Deustche Bank, EY, & Citibank in fields like entrepreneurship, corporate finance and banking.

Beacon Fellows report progress in key consulting skills. Overall, 92% of Fellows from this past summer believed they had progressed on the International Council of Management Consulting Institute’s Competency Framework, which includes analytical skills, consulting knowledge, business insight, assignment management, & professionalism. In addition to the impact on the Fellows, their skills, & their opportunities, our project create real impact for the clients. Clients are frequently blown away by the quality of our Fellows’ work and often implement the Fellows’ research and recommendations immediately.

Below is a resume entry from one of our alumni displayed along typical resume entries for a traditional business internship & business study abroad program.

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start your application

There is no deadline to apply, but there are many benefits to enrolling as early as possible.

  1. Enroll early to secure a spot in the program of your choice and make plans for the rest of your summer (i.e. do another internship before/after Beacon).

  2. Students who enroll earliest get first picks on clients and Project Leads once they are announced.

  3. The best flight prices usually occur around 5 months out. Purchasing flights early can save you hundreds of dollars and there are usually more flight options to choose from.

  4. Students who enroll by Oct 18 get a free 3 month Rosetta Stone subscription. A great way to take advantage of being in a foreign country is learning some of the language!

The application process consists of 4 steps:

  1. Start your online application via the button below.

  2. Complete and submit your application.

  3. If selected, conduct a 30-minute video interview with an Admissions Coordinator.

  4. Receive notification of Beacon's decision.