Beacon is a comprehensive business educational experience

The Beacon Fellowship transcends a conventional internship because it combines mentorship, training, and the opportunity to work on an impactful project for a real international client.


The Purpose

Beacon is tailored for undergraduates who want to do more with their winter and summer breaks.

Whether they're interested in commercial businesses, non-profits/NGOs, or governmental entities, Beacon Fellows help make a lasting impact in international organizations.

The Beacon Fellowship is about doing hands-on, autonomous work that actually changes things and makes a difference. Therefore, we consult for organizations that actually need consultation, veering away from large organizations that tend to give only theoretical or relatively inconsequential work.

The Content

The Fellowship is more than a consulting project; it's a comprehensive business education program that includes: 

  1. Traveling to D.C. or a European city to work on-site in a real-world consulting project

  2. Working autonomously and with 10-15 other undergrads

  3. Receiving training and guidance from an experienced professional

  4. Presenting to client leadership


Consulting: the crossroads of all business skills

Even those who may not want to pursue consulting full-time benefit immensely from consulting experience, where they develop the skills employers want most. Read some of our favorite articles from Harvard Business Review, Bloomberg and Fortune which outline the importance of the skills we aim to cultivate in our Fellows through Beacon consulting projects.

Read here to learn why consulting helps prepare you with the skills to succeed in a range of jobs.

Problem Solving

Intellectual Curiosity

Independent Thinker

Empathy

Adaptability

Analytical

Cultural Competency

360 Degree Thinking

Teamwork