McChrystal Group Internship, Summer 2019 – Alexandria, VA

The McChrystal Group summer internship program is a focused developmental experience for aspiring leaders with unparalleled exposure to complex challenges facing senior executives and their organizations.

During this paid 10-week program, interns at McChrystal Group will have the opportunity to function as a full-time contributor to our team by directly supporting project teams and functional lines of effort to align leadership, prioritize goals, and increase the speed and effectiveness of decision-making for our clients. Interns will work on client sites around the country and McChrystal Group headquarters in Alexandria, VA.

Development Opportunities:
  • Application of analytical and research skills toward the evaluation of client financial performance and organizational dynamics across several industries
  • Participation in the design and delivery of transformational processes and leadership development programs to our clients
  • Assisting in the creation and delivery of high-quality deliverables and presentations using analytical, planning and tactical decision-making skills
  • Daily exposure to senior leaders from both the private sector and military
  • Structured internal mentorship program
  • Leading coordination of events, logistics, and materials for team engagements


McChrystal Group recruits undergraduate rising seniors with exceptional academic backgrounds, a high degree of motivation, strong interpersonal skills, leadership ability, and a team-oriented mentality.

Seeking applicants with:
  • Interest in the consulting industry, solving complex business problems, and leadership development
  • Prior professional experience and desire for continual personal growth
  • Passion for working with teams in a dynamic, innovative environment
  • Self-starter attitude and motivation to think critically in order to drive outcomes
  • Propensity for adapting to shifting priorities, and performing in ambiguous, fast-paced situations
  • Strong analytical, research, writing, and interpersonal skills
  • 3.3 GPA or higher


Structured Professional Development Components:
  • Frequent intern lunches with McChrystal Group professionals in diverse fields who will mentor interns on career choices, developmental opportunities, and business skills
  • Opportunities to attend networking events in DC area
  • Structured Mentor/Mentee Program
  • Shadowing of different roles and functional areas within McChrystal Group (including but not limited to: Advisory Services, Leadership Institute, Business Development, Research and Development, etc.)
  • Interns will work with internship coordinator and/or manager to develop a deliverable for the end of their internship period


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