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Summer Associate, Strategy Consulting

Love consulting and helping companies grow by solving complex marketing challenges and looking for your own new growth opportunity? Then we are looking for you. As an undergraduate junior who is passionate to make a difference, driven to learn and - above all - curious, you will work with Fortune 1000 clients and create a lasting impact. Our summer program is structured so interns work like full-time employees with dedicated professional development plans and own three projects during the summer: client, CMG firm and intern class deliverable.

Our internship program is built with the goal of converting our summer associates into full-time associates upon graduation. Every year since the start of our internship program, we have given full time return offers to 50-100% of our intern classes!

Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Conduct industry, market and competitive analyses
  • Define long-term strategy and execution plans for clients
  • Analyze and develop market sizes and ROI’s
  • Segment, target and position customers

Our 10-Week Summer Program is a paid internship ~40 hours per week. Interns are based in either our Durham, NC, or Washington, DC, office with travel opportunities for both client and firm activities. 


  • Current undergraduate junior pursuing a Bachelor’s degree
  • GPA of at least 3.3
  • 1-2 years of past internship or relevant work experience 

Additionally, we are looking for:

  • An obvious passion for advising clients and helping them succeed in meeting their marketing objectives
  • An accomplished, dynamic professional
  • Impeccable written communications and presentation skills
  • Poised interpersonal skills
  • Ability to travel

Top 10 reasons to spend your summer with CMG: 

We’re an exciting, fast-growing firm seen as industry thought leaders opening new offices and hiring top consultants across the country.

We’re boutique, which means we are entrepreneurial with a vibrant culture. It also means limitless growth potential, exposure to senior leadership, and full recognition.

We’ve built purposeful structure into the internship through 3-types of assignments: client, firm, and intern projects, with results delivered to clients, partners, and the full firm over the summer.

We match your background and interests to your project work. Your dedicated manager will plan your summer professional development and evaluation criteria with you.

We recruit selectively from top universities, which means you learn and network with the best and brightest. 

Deliver meaningful project work for our Fortune 1000 clients including Comcast, BP, Yahoo, Philips, Motorola and Sirius XM.

Add value to CMG’s growth initiatives while honing problem-solving, collaboration, and strategy skills. Through your intern group project, you’ll leave your stamp on the firm and shape future summer classes.

Collaborate and network with our senior leadership and team members. We are a diverse, curious group of hard workers. We encourage our interns to find their strength and run with it.

Receive extensive, customized, hands-on training with your fellow interns, kicking off your first week at our headquarters in NC.

Travel onsite to client locations and our other offices for firm and team-building activities throughout the 10-week summer program. 

About CMG

CMG is a strategy consulting firm with clients ranging from the Fortune 500 to innovative startups in a variety of industries. We effectively bridge the gap between strategy and execution to help our clients realize their potential through creative and analytical problem solving, with a focus on many marketing disciplines. We’re looking for driven interns to join our team and realize their potential through a summer with CMG. 

Our expertise, accumulated over 18 years, has generated $1 billion in new revenues for our clients. Because we’re strategists and practitioners in equal measure, our thinking is always backed up by a sharp understanding of the realities of execution. This awareness, combined with our passion for bringing new offerings to market and helping our clients address today’s new challenges, is what distinguishes CMG from any other marketing consultancy.  

For CMG, a job posting is an opportunity – for you and for us. What you make of a job with us is mainly up to you. Have a great idea? Make it happen. See a problem? Fix it. Our performance-driven culture is one of collaboration, curiosity and concentration on providing superior marketing outcomes through personal accountability, clarity of objectives and transparency in results. We want entrepreneurial self-starters who go above the call of duty to help our clients think, do and move as we work to be the leader in helping companies realize their market potential.  In turn, what makes someone realize their potential at CMG? 

  • You demonstrate consistently that it is about “we” not “me”.
  • You are committed to growing yourself, your team members and our clients.
  • You are curious, sharp and humble.
  • You are a committed student of business: that of our clients and ours.
  • You deliver positive impact and choose to do the right thing.
  • You are in it to win for our clients and your team.

We create professional growth for our team with an active development program featuring internal training and coaching, self-chosen graduate-level seminars at schools like UNC, UVA, Duke, Wharton and Columbia and a passion for promoting our team from within.

CMG is an equal opportunity employer.

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