23 MBA Internships in the UK

Jun 3, 2021

Looking for MBA internships? You’ve come to the right place! In this post we will list some of the best MBA internship programmes in the UK. 

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1: GSK 

GSK offers 10-12 week MBA internships in the following areas:

  • Commercial pharmaceuticals 
  • Commercial Consumer Healthcare
  • Finance 

On the GSK MBA internship, you will gain hands-on experience through working on live assignments. 

If you are interested in going into the healthcare or pharmaceutical industry after your MBA, this might be a good opportunity for you. Find out more about the MBA programme.

2: Google 

Google’s MBA Business internships are offered across the globe. They give MBA students the opportunity to put their education into practice. Applications for the Google internship opens in September-October. 

3: Cardinal Health

The MBA Internship Program at Cardinal Health is an intensive 10-12 week opportunity that provides work experience within a fast-paced and challenging environment. 

As an MBA intern at Cardinal Health, you will get the opportunity to contribute to real projects and work with/learn from industry experts. During your internship, you’ll network with other interns, attend presentations and participate in tours to increase your knowledge of the company and develop your skills.

Upon successful completion of the MBA internship, you may be invited back to the company for a full time role. 

4: Amazon 

Amazon offers business internships to MBA students. You could be placed in areas such as: 

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Retail/Consumer leadership 
  • Operations Management 
  • Product Management 
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Business Development and Analytics 

5: AB InBev 

Hoping to transition into FMCG with your MBA? 

AB InBev looks for the most curious, ambitious and boldest MBA students for the 10-12 week Global MBA Summer internship

From day 1, you’ll be given a strategic project and be empowered to make decisions and make a significant impact. 

Upon successful completion of the MBA internship you will be invited back for the GMBA programme. 

6: Accenture 

On Accenture’s MBA internship programme, you will work with experts with min Accenture Strategy, to define innovative strategies that will drive growth for their clients around the world. Find out more about MBA careers at Accenture.

7: Uber 

Uber work with top business schools across the globe to find MBA students for internships and full-time roles in Product Management, Marketing, Finance, operations and more. Find out more about MBA opportunities at Uber.

8: Snap Inc

Snap inc hire interns in technical and non-technical teams for 3-4 month sessions. During the internship, you will learn through an executive speaker series, creating your own learning path. 

Applying for an MBA internship at Snap Inc? Before you apply, be sure to tailor your one-page CV to the job specification.

8: Facebook 

Facebook offers internships in roles including product marketing management and strategic partnerships. 

On an internship at Facebook, you’ll: 

  • Be paired with a 1:1 mentor 
  • Be considered for a return offer 
  • Take part in events, network and engage in activities 
  • Contribute to real projects from your first week 

9: Pimco 

If you are an MBA student hoping to go into finance, you might consider applying for an internship at Pimco

Pimco offers the summer Investment Professional Programme to current MBA students. The internship lasts for 10 weeks and is based on several locations across the globe including the UK. 

10: Lilly UK

Lilly UK offers 10 week internships and a full time corporate MBA programme. 

During the internship, you will learn about the pharmaceutical industry and have the opportunity to develop your skills through hands on experience. 

11: Admiral 

Want to work in the insurance industry?

Admiral was founded by two INSEAD MBA graduates! The company highly valued the insights, ideas and experience that an MBA brings. 

If you are determined to grow into a great leader, the summe MBA internship at Admiral could be for you.

As an MBA intern at Admiral, you will have the opportunity to complete a strategic project, giving you a real insight into the business. If you successfully complete the internship, you’ll have the opportunity to interview for a position on one of Admiral’s full-time MBA programs.

12: LEK 

Want to gain experience in consulting?

Top-performing MBA candidates join LEK as summer consultants. The MBA internship lasts for 8-10 weeks and involves working on real casework. Find out what it’s like to be a summer consultant at LEK.

13: American Express 

American Express offers a 10-week summer programme that runs from June to August. During the internship, you will work on projects that will have a significant impact on the business. You’ll also get the opportunity to explore your interests and engage with colleagues, leaders and industry professionals.  

14: King 

King take on interns who are currently doing their MBA, or who have recently graduated from an MBA programme. 

As an intern at King, you’ll work closely with the leadership team and business performance units on critical projects. This will help to determine strategy, both in the short and long run. 

15: Goldman Sachs

The summer associate programme at Goldman Sachs is for those who have an advanced degree such as an MBA, JD or LLM. You will typically have 2-5 years of experience. 

As a new associate, you will play an integral part of the business and develop product specific and function specific skills. This opportunity is located in London as well as Paris, Frankfurt and Zurich. 

16: Bain & Company 

Bain and company offer a Summer Associate programme designed for MBAs and advanced degree candidates to gain experience in the real world of consulting. 

The experience will kick off with a week of off-site training to learn core consulting skills. Then you’ll work directly with case teams and clients to solve business problems. 

You’ll get the opportunity to apply what you have learned in your first year of business school. Upon successful completion of the internship if you meet performance expectations, you’ll be invited back as a full time consultant upon graduating from your MBA. 

17: BCG 

BCG offer summer MBA programmes and work closely with the following business schools: ESADE, IESE, INSEAD, LBS, Cambridge Judge, Oxford Saïd. 

To apply online, you’ll need to submit your CV and cover letter and select 3 out of 90 locations in order of preference. 

18: Credit Suisse 

Hoping to go into investment banking with your MBA? 

Credit Suisse offer a summer associate position for MBA students. 

This opportunity’s an 8-10 week on the job experience for MBA students. The internship could be in various divisions of the investment bank 

19: UBS 

If you are between the first and second year of business school, you can apply for an MBA associate role at UBS

During your summer internship experience, you will learn about working in global banking from the back to front end. You’ll work on a range of projects alongside senior leaders. 

20: Houlihan Lokey 

Houlihan Lokey’s off-cycle internships are open to MSc and MBA candidates. 

The 2-6 month programme gives students and recent graduates to learn about investment banking. The nature of your role will depend on  your interests and motivations. 

21: Jeffries 

The analyst and associate programme designed for undergraduate and MBA students will help you to develop and apply your skills. The 10-week internship at Jeffries might be a good opportunity if you have a background in finance/ accounting, or are looking to launch your MBA career in capital markets. You will work alongside senior team members and meet industry experts helping you to build your network. 

Upon successful completion of the internship, you’ll be considered for a full time position when you’ve finished your MBA. 

22: Kearney 

Kearney offers MBA students a 8-10-week internship in management consulting. 

This could be a great opportunity if you would like to use your MBA to transition into a career in management consulting. As a consultant, you’ll learn the tools and methodologies required to become a management consultant. 

You’ll work alongside management consultants and get the opportunity to travel with them as they work on projects. 

23: TikTok 

At TikTok, as an MBA intern, you could work in Product Management, strategy, monetisation or operations. To apply, you must be a first-year, full-time MBA student. 

As an MBA intern at TikTok, you’ll gain hands-on experience, working with industry professionals on large impact projects. 

MBA Internship benefits

Completing one or more internships during your MBA will give you the opportunity to gain work experience in fields that interest you. This is great if you would like your MBA to facilitate a career change. 

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