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Intern research analyst,London

Intern research analyst,London

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United Kingdom-London

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As the research and analysis division of the Economist Group, The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) helps leaders prepare for opportunity, empowering them to act with confidence when making strategic decisions. The EIU is the global standard in providing quality, actionable intelligence to the public and private sector, assessing issues that impact the marketplace for over two hundred countries.


The Public  Policy, Politics and Economics (PPEP) department is part of the research consultancy unit of the EIU, providing tailored engagements to meet the needs of clients across the corporate, government and institutional/non-profit sectors. Our evidence-based consulting solutions draw on our strengths in forecasting, cross-country analysis, policy, politics and macroeconomics, and typical engagements include evidence-based research for policy makers and stakeholders seeking measurable outcomes.


The  EIU, a division of The Economist Group, is seeking is a part-time intern for the Summer of 2018 in our London office. The internship opening is in the Public Policy, Politics and Economics (PPEP) division of the research consultancy unit.



Part time or Full time (20 to 40 hours/week) for 10 weeks between June and September 2018. This is a paid internship.


The last date for applying is 26th March 2018.


To succeed in the role you must have:

  • Intellectual curiousity with a strongly developed analytical mindset
  • An ability to work with designated project plans on set deadlines - Good time management skills
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative research skills and the ability to communicate findings in writing
  • An interest in, and knowledge of, business issues, global affairs, economics and public policy issues
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team and collaborate
  • Background in economics, public policy, statistics and Excel would be a plus
  • Fluency in English

Experience, skills and professional attributes

Candidates currently enrolled in a master’s degree program are preferred, but not essential


Some working experience in Public policy agency or management consultancy a distinctive plus.