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[2025 PhD/ABD graduates] Economic Consulting Senior Associate Intern

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  • Internship
    Summer Internship
  • Consulting
  • Chicago, +4


  • PhD degree in economics with a completion date of December 2024/Summer 2025 and an academic focus on quantitative research, with specializations like industrial organization, applied microeconomics, econometrics, labor, health, intellectual property, pricing and product launch, corporate finance, financial accounting, or other quantitative areas;
  • Curious and analytical thinkers who bring creative approaches to non-standard problems;
  • Effective written and oral communication skills;
  • Eagerness to learn new skills and programming languages;
  • Demonstrated high level of initiative and leadership;
  • Strong teamwork and collaboration capabilities;
  • Excellent time management and task prioritization skills;
  • Clear and demonstrated interest in consulting through coursework, work experience, activities, or attendance at CRA recruiting events;
  • Demonstrated understanding of, and ability to explain, economic, financial and/or accounting concepts, and quantitative and qualitative analysis methods;
  • Experience in Excel, Stata, Python, R, SQL, SAS, ArcGIS/ArcPy, or Cloud computing (Databricks/Spark, Google Cloud, Azure, AWS);
  • As much of our work occurs in our offices, minimal travel is required.


  • Conduct research in a team-oriented environment alongside some of the most respected academics, industry experts and regulators in the world;
  • Identify and conceptualize issues, support complex economic models to analyze data, and participate in the research process;
  • Assist in the development and presentation of client deliverables, including expert reports and white papers summarizing opinions, conclusions, and recommendations using market, industry or client-proprietary data;
  • Act as a point of contact for attorneys and other industry or government clients on a variety of practice-relevant issues;
  • Program, build models and/or perform regression analyses in statistical analysis programs (such as Stata, SAS, Python, R, Matlab or Mathematica);
  • Ensure the integrity and accuracy of analyses and opinions;
  • Participate in practice-building activities (training, expertise sharing, etc.).

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Charles River Associates (CRA) is a global consulting firm specializing in litigation, regulatory, financial, and management consulting. We provide economic and financial analysis in litigation and regulatory proceedings and guide businesses through critical strategy and operational issues. Since 1965, clients have engaged CRA for our unique combination of functional expertise and industry knowledge, and for our objective solutions to complex problems. Headquartered in Boston, CRA has offices throughout the world.