should I accept this consulting internship offer?

I was recently offered a consulting internship at a management consulting firm. They're not MBB but also not a boutique firm (they have around 1,000 employees worldwide). However, after the interview today, I got to know more about the project that I will be assigned on. The client that I'll be working with is a lumber insurance company. The culture and vibe of the company itself is honestly really great; the people were nice and super friendly. I'll definitely be learning a lot through this opportunity. However, I don't know how to feel about the client since I'm quite passionate about sustainability in general. However, I am a current college sophomore who plans to do consulting in the future and I don't think I'll get a better offer this summer. Also, I really want to be able to learn more about consulting but im kinda conflicted I guess.

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Apr 28, 2021 - 3:24am

Take it. It's pretty tough to get a decent internship sophomore year in general and it sounds like you'll enjoy your summer and do meaningful work.

Also, lumber is a relatively sustainable industry in developed countries and lumber companies do a lot of the necessary forest management work needed to sustain the ecosystem. And wood is the most sustainable material that meets some of our daily needs. If sustainability is your main concern, you should definitely do some deeper research before writing off this opportunity!

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