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Consulting for Airbus on a Merit Scholarship, led by an MBB Alumni

Beacon is currently offering a limited number of fully funded internships to consult for Airbus for 2 weeks in Madrid, Spain from July 23 – August 5, 2022. This short term internship is ideal for those who want to travel abroad this summer and gain valuable consulting experience for a name-brand company.

Eligibility: Applicants must be a current Freshman or Sophomore in college the U.S., Puerto Rico, or Canada. A GPA of 3.7 or above is required. Must be able to demonstrate that consulting is one of the top two preferred fields for post-grad work; this one is very important.

Real Consulting. Elite Brands. Study Abroad.

Beacon utilizes an elite-tier consultant as the primary instructor, and an intense, on-premise consulting project for an impressive brand to give students the ability to perform in consulting and helps to signal interest in consulting, all of this gained while studying abroad.

Alumni receive offers at top 10 firms.

At Beacon, we place students in an intensive, real-world consulting environment, which would otherwise be impossible to experience outside of working as a first-year consultant at a top-tier firm. Beacon Fellows complete in-depth projects for our client partners, and from day one, they are challenged to demonstrate their real capacity for problem solving and analysis, as well as the professionalism and communication skills required in client services. Beacon Fellows are then able to point to their deliverables and the professional recommendation of their MBB Project Lead in order to break into the most competitive business environments. Our alumni have received offers from all top 10 consulting firms, including McKinsey, BCG, Bain, Deloitte, PwC, EY, Accenture and more.

What makes this experience unique?

Consulting firms look for “can do” and “will do” in candidates. More than just an internship or study abroad program, the Beacon model utilizes an elite-tier consultant as the primary instructor, and instead of a classroom, learning takes place in a several-week, intense, on-premise consulting project for a top organization, itself an impressive brand. Beacon alumni consistently excel in consulting applications and interviews because their Beacon experience uniquely (1) shows ability to perform in consulting and (2) signals interest in consulting beyond mere words, all of this gained (3) while studying abroad in a single or multi-country program.


  • This 2 week internship is full-time and takes place on Airbus’ premise in Madrid, Spain from July 23 – August 5, 2022.
  • Full funding is offered exclusively to competitive students who apply through Handshake (see “How to Apply”). Students who apply for this internship via Handshake and are awarded funding will participate at no cost beyond transportation.
  • This is not an internship at Airbus per se, but it is completed in the context of, with representatives of, and on the premises of Airbus. Beacon’s previous programs with Airbus in Madrid were very big successes for all participants.
Previous Project with Airbus: Madrid, Spain, Beacon Airbus Program, December 2019: Fellows consulted for Airbus BizLab and researched international markets for several innovative new product lines. Read about one perspective from a Beacon Airbus project in Madrid here. Note that Beacon is independent from Airbus, and Beacon is not itself an internship at Airbus, but is rather a program that is done together with Airbus, that essentially brings all the meaningful aspects of an intense internship in aviation while also being a study abroad program.

“It was a great experience as they got quite engaged and interested in the product itself. It was good to see the seriousness with which they worked. The project leader was a constant support to them for their learning. It was very professional and information-rich presentation. Everyone in the jury was happy and amazed to see the progress they made in such a short amount of time…The work done by Beacon Fellows is precious, and we will take it into our account for sure.” – AKSHAY GUPTA, INNOVATION ENGINEER | AIRBUS, EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES AND CONCEPTS (XTC)

How to Apply: Candidates for fully funded merit scholarships must submit their resume through Handshake. Applicants will be notified regarding whether they have been invited to interview.