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Research Intern

Location: Arlington, Virginia
Date Posted: 01-29-2018
Summer Research Internship
Hanover Research
The Role
Hanover Research is actively recruiting for our Summer Research Interns to work in our Arlington, VA office. This is a paid internship and will promote the swift development and refinement of a comprehensive set of primary and secondary research skills. The Research Intern will be responsible for assisting researchers with the analysis and production of strategic briefings and reports on an extremely wide variety of topics for both non-profit and corporate clients. The Research Intern will report directly to the Internship Coordinators as well as their respective Managing Content Director.   

Research Project Responsibilities (75%)
  • Draft weekly internal practice area research digest reports;
  • Work with Research Associates and Content Analysts to collect information for use in reports across Hanover’s practice areas (corporate and education);
  • Assist with survey administration through Hanover’s online survey platform and prepare survey data reports;
  • Review formatting and data accuracy in key client briefs;
  • Assist Primary Research Associates by prospecting and scheduling research interviews;
  • Other research special projects as needed.
Professional Development (25%)
  • Attend interdepartmental Lunch & Learn sessions.
  • Attend regular in-house training sessions, such as Excel and Tableau workshops, to develop and enhance research skills;
  • Sit in on team research meetings and transcribe meeting notes and highlight meeting themes.
  • Development of a non-proprietary writing sample.
Desired Skills and Attributes
  • High comfort level with Microsoft Office applications, such as MS Excel and MS Word;
  • Proven academic achievement;
  • Well-organized, excellent attention to detail;
  • Strong command of the English language and demonstrated writing skills;
  • Strong interest in conducting primary and secondary research;
  • Ability to take ownership of assigned project from start to finish;
  • Ability to work quickly and independently with minimal guidance or oversight;
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Comfort with or experience interacting professionally with others over the phone and/or email;
  • Ability to work under pressure and multitask in a fast-paced environment;
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple short and long-term projects in order to meet deadlines;
  • An extremely strong and demonstrable work ethic;
  • Experience writing for a business / professional audience is preferred;
  • Experience in a secondary or post-secondary research role (institutional research, assessment, etc.) is preferred.
Time commitment per week
40 hours for 12 weeks (June 4th, 2018 – August 17th, 2018)
Education Requirements  
All levels of academic attainment may apply. College seniors and Masters’ students preferred.
Arlington, VA
Please note that all interns will not necessarily perform all of the above tasks, but that an assortment of projects will be made available to him/her according to their proven research abilities. This position allows the intern to gain more responsibility during their internship period. 
If you are interested in the prospect of working for a dynamic, growing company, we encourage you to submit your cover letter, resume, and a relevant professional writing sample:

The writing sample should be an original sample, consisting of no more than 8 pages, on an academic or business-related topic. This can be an academic paper or an excerpt from an academic thesis created for any university level coursework. The submission should demonstrate the ability to use primary and/or secondary research effectively and synthesize information into a cohesive report. Suggestions for types of submissions include, but are not limited to, academic papers, business pieces, and a published article. Writings such as blog posts, memorandums, opinion pieces or polarizing topics are not recommended.

Who is Hanover Research?
Hanover Research is a global research and analytics firm that provides high quality custom research to clients through an annual, fixed-fee model. The company primarily focuses on serving for-profit companies, higher education institutions, and K-12 school districts. Our status as one of the fastest growing market research firms in the industry is driven by our commitment to client success and focus on internal employee development, respect, and encouragement.

Hanover Research is an Equal Opportunity Employer, providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, compensation, training, promotion, transfer, leaves of absence, and termination. 
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