Summer Associate Consultant Internship Program
Putnam is looking for top performers to join our firm’s Summer Internship Program. Each summer, Putnam hires rising seniors from top universities to spend 10 weeks assisting with casework while being exposed to a genuine consulting experience. Joining Putnam as a Summer Associate Consultant is an excellent opportunity to gain insight on the strategic issues that face today’s pharmaceutical companies, as well as specific changes affecting the healthcare marketplace. Summer Associates work in project teams of 4-7 professionals led by a Manager or Partner. Duties include:
- Prepare and conduct primary research with physicians, patients, managed care
- Gather secondary research from healthcare literature and internal sources
- Analyze client and market data
- Work with project team to develop client presentations
At Putnam, we pride ourselves on a team-based approach that is client focused and impact oriented. We serve many of the industry leaders, including all of the top 10 global biopharmaceutical companies. Almost all of our studies combine sophisticated quantitative analytics with significant qualitative fact-finding and synthesis to inform strategic conclusions. Our diverse casework spans portfolio prioritization, development pathway and resource optimization, market assessment, product pricing and launch strategies, market segment growth strategies, sales and marketing strategies, franchise development and patent expiration strategies. While the client-service core of our work can be demanding, we pride ourselves on the collegial, friendly and balanced environment at Putnam where consulting can be a long-term career option.
The Summer Internship Program takes place in our Boston office [HQ]. Additional offices are located in the vibrant cities of San Francisco, New York City, and globally in London.
Desired Skills & Experience
The ideal candidate for the Summer Associate position will be a rising senior whose educational background demonstrates success in quantitative and qualitative analysis and who is strongly considering consulting as a future career option. An interest in healthcare and pharmaceuticals is advantageous, as are previous scholastic, extra-curricular and internship-related experience that demonstrates analytical rigor and leadership capabilities.
Please note that applications from graduate students, MBA students, current seniors or students who have already graduated will not be considered for this position.
Putnam Associates is a premier strategy consulting firm serving the global needs of pharmaceutical, biotechnology, diagnostics, medical device, and related clients in the healthcare space. For more than 30 years, we have provided objective, high impact strategic advice and analytical services, helping to support clients in crucial business decisions. Our firm’s exclusive focus on the life sciences industry allows us to deliver superior value to our clients by providing clarity and insight to complex issues. Consistently ranked as one of the Top Consulting Firms by Vault, Putnam offers a unique opportunity to play a central role in helping leading companies in this industry tackle their most pressing strategic challenges.
Building on a long-track record of success Putnam is poised for a period of significant growth and we are looking for talented team-oriented individuals to help fuel this growth and benefit from the professional development opportunities it will create. Diversity, inclusion, and respect are at the heart of Putnam’s culture. We believe that a diversity of backgrounds provides our consulting teams with a competitive advantage as we seek to develop innovative strategies in dynamic healthcare marketplaces around the globe. As we expand our team here at Putnam we are looking for individuals who share these values.
This is an Equal Employment Opportunity. Your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
Please note that Putnam Associates is in no way affiliated with Putnam Investments and that this is not a finance opportunity.
How to Apply
A complete application includes:
- 1-page cover letter, describing your interest in the position & the firm
- Optional: transcript (electronic copies are acceptable