Internships

Summer internships are a critical building block in Fletcher’s professional development process that leads to full-time employment after graduation. Recent summers have found MIB students in professional internships across the globe, building on their first-year foundation courses.  Students secure internships in the public, private, and non-profit sectors and in a diverse array of industries including investment banking, private equity in emerging markets, political risk consulting, high tech, environmental sustainability, economic development, and microfinance.  About one-third of the internships typically take place in the emerging markets, including Brazil, Chile, China, India, Mexico, Thailand, and Turkey. Click on a sector below to read more about student internship experiences.

Consulting

APCO Worldwide - Washington, DC, USA

“I found my internship through the Fletcher network. I met Fletcher grads in the communications industry, and that piqued my interest. When I came across APCO, I was connected with a Tufts graduate who helped me secure the position.

The bulk of my work at APCO involved working with senior people in the Corporate Responsibility (CR) practice. I worked on different projects for the same client, allowing me to get a better perspective on the constellation of work APCO does. My work focused on research into other companies’ CR programs, analyzing best practices, developing partnership landscapes, writing client memos and working on citizenship reports.

My thesis is about the communication of environmental, social, and governance practices in corporations. The resources at APCO helped me to shape it, and Fletcher’s hybrid business-international affairs approach is a good fit for understanding the world of corporate responsibility.” 

Booz & Co. - Dubai, UAE

“My summer internship was in Booz&Co’s Middle East office in Dubai, where I was aligned to their public sector strategy practice.  My role was very dynamic and the experience was extraordinarily rewarding.  I had the opportunity to develop leadership skills as a junior manager for a team of three, and as a coach for junior consultants learning to design manpower, population, and financial models.  Together, we produced and presented a strategic roadmap and business plan for a new government agency in a GCC country.  At the same time, I was coached by two excellent mentors as I wrote a proposal to design the national export and investment strategies and promotion agency plans for a local government in the GCC.

The job was related to my thesis about sustainable economic diversification, and Abu Dhabi and Dubai’s rapid process of diversification in particular.  The summer assignments were a lot of fun, and I am glad to say they are looking for more interns from Fletcher.”  

MJBradley & Associates - Boston, MA, USA

“I found my internship through Fletcher’s consulting course, which pairs student teams with real clients. During the course I worked on a consulting project assessing possible carbon reduction investment opportunities in the US natural gas sector. Our client, Climate Change Capital, a UK-based Investment Manager, had undertaken GHG Offset projects under the Clean Development Mechanism pipelines and was assessing similar opportunities in the US.

The consulting project led to an internship at MJ Bradley & Associates, a utility and environmental consultancy that CCC had recently acquired here in the US. The first part of my internship was devoted to assessing market opportunities for offset projects. I worked on several different projects ranging from a combined heat and power market opportunities assessment for a European Genset producer to regulatory analysis for large US utilities.

The internship was extremely rewarding. I published an article about possible options for natural gas local distribution companies to reduce GHG emissions under the proposed federal carbon legislation. My master’s thesis ties directly to my internship, which is a valuation case study focusing on the acquisition process between the two companies.” 

Other Consulting Internships
  • Dalberg Global Development Advisors - Nairobi, Kenya
  • Exclusive Analysis - London, UK
  • IHS CERA Energy Strategy - Cambridge, MA, USA
  • McKinsey & Company - Cleveland, OH, USA