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🚀 Internship

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

🚀 Summer Internship

Chicago +3

AI generated summary

  • PhD economics graduates with specialized quantitative research skills, strong communication, teamwork, and leadership abilities. Proficiency in various programming languages and experience in economic concepts and analysis methods are essential. Minimal travel required.
  • The candidate will conduct research, analyze data, develop client deliverables, liaise with clients, and engage in practice-building activities in an economic consulting role at Charles River Associates.

Summer Internship

Consulting•Chicago, New York, Boston, Los Angeles

Description

  • Our Summer Senior Associate Internship program mirrors the Senior Associate experience to give you an understanding of our business and experience project work at Charles River Associates. Throughout the 8-10 week program, Senior Associate Interns work alongside senior colleagues to deliver live client consulting projects within the practice area. Along the way, you’ll benefit from professional development and wellness support programs, social events to connect you with peers and a collegial work environment. Successful interns will be offered a full-time position following program completion. Successful candidates have a strong knowledge of economic concepts and a range of research and quantitative skills

Requirements

  • 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.

Education requirements

Currently Studying
PhD

Area of Responsibilities

Consulting

Responsibilities

  • 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.).

Details

Work type

Full time

Work mode

office

Location

Chicago, New York, Boston, Los Angeles