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Intern, Strategic Designer

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Bain & Company


2mo ago

🚀 Off-cycle Internship

New York

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Off-cycle Internship

Design•New York


  • The Innovation & Design (I&D) team is pioneering Bain’s firm-wide efforts to meet unprecedented client demand for digital innovation, new business building, product & service solutions to drive new growth.
  • I&D brings together a diverse mix of Innovation Consultants, Strategic Designers, Product Managers and Tech specialists to ensure that we are supporting our clients throughout their digital transformation and innovation journey. Together, we create bold new ventures, radically improve customer experiences, driving commercial growth with our clients by embracing digital innovation and new ways of working. 


  • 0-1 years of hands-on experience shaping digital products, services, and/or new ventures (or equivalent experience)
  • A thorough understanding of Design Thinking
  • Skillset and interests focused on areas within strategic design, research, UX/UI, service design, omnichannel experience design, and/or digital product design
  • Comfort with and passion for the end-to-end design process, from early-stage insights gathering, to strategy definition, concepting, and prototyping
  • Fluency in working with state-of-the-art collaboration and prototyping tools (e.g., Figma, Miro, Adobe CS, GenAI tools)
  • Excellent communication, presentation and collaboration skills
  • A highly ambitious and entrepreneurial spirit with the ability to thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
  • This role requires approximately 30% (North America) travel to clients.
  • An ideal candidate will also have:
  • A basic understanding of product and business strategy
  • Understanding of and/or experience using Agile work methods
  • Bilingual or Multilingual is a plus

Area of Responsibilities



  • Participate in the full strategic design process hands on to transform customer insights into impactful opportunities for growth
  • Conduct qualitative research and synthesize learnings into actionable insights and tangible artifacts (e.g. personas, customer journey maps, opportunity maps)
  • Support planning and execution of ideation workshops and creative sessions
  • Envision and conceptualize new business ideas and services with game changing potential and bring them to life through creative storytelling
  • Iteratively design and refine solutions through low to high-fidelity prototyping
  • Team with and learn from a diverse group of designers and innovation specialists with deep expertise in human-centered design and product development
  • Contribute to the collective growth and experience of the I&D team by sharing your experiences and unique perspective
  • Gain experience working in a client services environment
  • Benefit from 1:1 mentorship from I&D team members with a broad range of experiences and backgrounds
  • Support case team on cross-functional process management and project delivery and ensure that I&D delivers successfully
  • Help ensure that I&D is successful at delivering high impact results
  • Independently own pieces of design work, take direction and feedback to evolve the work, and manage time effectively
  • Effectively collaborate, co-create, and build relationships with multiple stakeholders (case team, client team, experts, outside partners)
  • Help to bring Bain to the next level as a business
  • Build the I&D knowledge base by capturing learnings from client engagements
  • Teach and transfer knowledge, expertise, and capabilities to Bain teams and client teams
  • Contribute to I&D culture creation and take on team, office, or firm initiatives


Work type

Full time

Work mode



New York