Position Summary

When organizations undergo significant changes, face difficult roadblocks, seek process efficiency or identify technological opportunities, they need a trusted advisor to help them drive decisions and navigate challenges. Our Summer Associates collaborate with our clients to deliver business, technological and organizational strategies to help them adapt to their unique challenges, opportunities, and meet their objectives. We are seeking candidates with outstanding leadership experience, strong academic performance, excellent communication skills, demonstrable problem-solving skills, and the ability to learn and apply business-related concepts to join our Government and Public Services practice.

Work You’ll Do

As a Summer Associate, you will be an integral member of a client service team, collaborating with diverse and talented team members to help solve multidimensional problems, improve performance, and generate value for our clients. You can capitalize on our cross-industry presence to find your niche and build your individual brand within the organization. As a dynamic, strategic thinker who understands the big picture, you will work directly with clients to help them make decisions and implement enhancements to their organizations’ productivity, performance, and strategic priorities. This person should have strong analytical and critical thinking skills with the ability to solve complex problems and communicate findings.

While a career in consulting is dynamic and evolving, we look for people who will perform in specific areas, grow those related skills, and deliver exceptional results to our clients. We recognize that you have unique skills, experiences, and interests, so we divide the broad scope of the Summer Associate role into skills-based profiles in order to best align each candidate with a focus area. Setting our people up for success is our highest priority. We are currently recruiting Summer Associates whose skills and interests align with one of the following areas (you will receive more information about the profiles available to you through your school career site/recruiter): 

Applied AI Summer Associate

  • This Summer Associate will architect, position, develop, design and deploy enterprise solutions which include components across the Artificial Intelligence spectrum, such as Chatbots, Virtual Assistants, Machine learning and Cognitive Sciences. This Summer Associate will perform data studies and data discovery routines for video, voice, weblog, sensor, machine and social media data sources or mash ups of new and existing data sources. Majors: MBA, Masters in STEM


Data Summer Associate

  • This Summer Associate leverages data analytics and technology skills to enable the use of data in decision making. This Summer Associate designs and develops cloud based data processing pipelines, machine learning predictive models, data visualization dashboards and other data driven systems. Majors: MBA, MPP, MS STEM


Finance & Enterprise Performance Summer Associate

  • This Summer Associate helps define our clients’ organizational, financial, innovation, and growth strategies. In addition, this Summer Associate will enhance client’s organizational performance, productivity, and long-term cost savings by designing and implementing our clients’ roadmap to the future. Majors: MBA


Supply Chain and Network Operations Summer Associate

  • This Summer Associate assists in creating policies, practices, and procedures to improve and enhance complex supply chains in a wide variety of organizations. This Summer Associate will architect enterprise, customer and operating model strategies and develop ways to measure operational performance. Majors: MBA, MS Supply Chain


Solutions Engineering Summer Associate

  • This Summer Associate has a pioneer mindset when it comes to technical solutioning. This Summer Associate is a tinkerer, problem solver, programmer, and amateur hacker who enjoys applying these skills in their work. This Summer Associate enjoys rolling up their sleeves to make things work and isn’t afraid to challenge teammates and clients to push beyond conventional designs and thinking to develop deeper capabilities. This Summer Associate is interested in coding and enjoys both the technical and customer side of their roles. Majors: MBA, MS Technical Degrees


Strategy Summer Associate

  • This Summer Associate has a natural curiosity for solving problems and is comfortable with ambiguity and creating their own path. This Summer Associate regularly employs a business first lens while solving problems and is able to help drive strategic transformation and deliver solutions to clients. This Summer Associate demonstrates a breadth and depth of capabilities and is prepared to take on a range of business and organizational challenges, and assess the role technology plays. Majors: MBA, MPP, MPA, MPH


The Team

Our practitioners will be able to maintain the specialization they have built to date in certain areas while also learning how it connects to broader issues in the market. We are committed to continuously supporting our practitioners as they build skills in either one specific part of our business or across the business – our Portfolio is structured to facilitate this learning. Engagement teams at Deloitte drive value for our clients but also understand the importance of developing resources and contributing to the communities in which we work. We make it our business to take issue to impact, both within and beyond a client setting.


Required Qualifications (you will receive more information about the profiles available to you through your school career site/recruiter):

  • MBA or Master’s Degree completed by Fall 2022 in these or related areas of study:
    • Applied AI Summer Associate: MBA, Masters in STEM
    • Data Summer Associate: MBA, MPP, MS STEM
    • Finance & Enterprise Performance Summer Associate: MBA
    • Supply Chain and Network Operations Summer Associate: MBA, MS Supply Chain
    • Solutions Engineering Summer Associate: MBA, MS Technical Degrees
    • Strategy Summer Associate: MBA, MPP, MPA, MPH
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship, now or at any time in the future and ability to obtain a U.S. Security Clearance
  • Strong academic track record (minimum GPA of 3.5)
  • Two or more years’ experience
  • Ability to travel 80-100% (while 80-100% of travel is a requirement of the role, due to COVID-19, non-essential travel has been suspended until further notice)

How You’ll Grow

Two of the most important tools in today’s business world are experience and resources. At Deloitte, you’ll find plenty of both. We believe in equipping our people with some of the best resources available and offering the experience, education, and opportunities you’ll need at various stages of your career to be technologically fluent. As a new Summer Associate, you will attend a series of onboarding programs to develop foundational knowledge of our practice, build essential core consulting skills, and cultivate an in-depth understanding of Deloitte Consulting’s methodologies. Before hitting the ground on your first project, these programs will also offer the opportunity to apply your new knowledge and skills in a simulated environment modeled after real-life client engagements. Your work, clients, and colleagues will challenge you intellectually, enabling you to build both your experience and an exceptional professional network. Explore Deloitte University, The Leadership Center.

Our people and culture

Our inclusive culture empowers our people to be who they are, contribute their unique perspectives, and make a difference individually and collectively. It makes Deloitte one of the most rewarding places to work. But don’t take our word for it: Be inspired by the stories of our people.

Professional development

From entry-level employees to senior leaders, we believe there’s always room to learn. We offer opportunities to build new skills, take on leadership opportunities and connect and grow through mentorship. From on-the-job learning experiences to formal development programs, our professionals have a variety of opportunities to continue to grow throughout their career. Learn more about our commitment to developing our people.

As used in this posting, "Deloitte" means Deloitte Consulting LLP, a subsidiary of Deloitte LLP. Please see www.deloitte.com/us/about for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries. Certain services may not be available to attest clients under the rules and regulations of public accounting.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

Requisition code: 3487