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Research Internship

Job Title
Research Internship
Job ID
27055839
Location
HOUSTON,  TX 77010
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Description

Research Internship Spring 2018


Greater Houston Partnership


Organizational Overview: The Greater Houston Partnership is the primary advocate of Houston’s business
community and is dedicated to building economic prosperity in the region. The Partnership is a private, nonprofit
organization, not a government agency or a charitable organization. Its membership is composed of more than 1,000
businesses of all sizes, employing one out of every four Houston area workers. The majority of its revenue comes
from member dues and contributions, publication sales, events, government contracts and investment income. To learn
more, please visit our website at houston.org.


Internship Purpose: The Research Intern will assist the Research Department in providing information gathering,data analysis and economic forecasting services in pursuit of the Partnership’s mission. In the process, the intern will gain experience conducting economic and demographic research, develop an understanding of the region’s economy,and build skills necessary to work in a team environment. The intern will develop a research project throughout the semester and present their findings to the team during the final week of the program.


Requirements: The ideal candidate is a junior or senior undergraduate student with strong intellectual curiosity and a desire to better understand the forces driving the local economy. Qualified candidates have previous researchexperience and are currently working toward a degree in economics, marketing, communications or business with a GPA of 3.0 or better.


Skills: The position requires research, writing, communication and analytic skills. Comfort with Microsoft Excel is essential. The ideal candidate has the ability to learn quickly and meet tight deadlines.


Term: The internship will run February 5 to April 27. Business attire is required. A typical week will require 20 hours of office work, with the specific schedule to be determined.


Assignments: All assignments will be done in conjunction with a mentor/team member in the Research Department.


Typical assignments include:
• Gathering price data for the quarterly cost of living survey;
• Collecting information from public and proprietary sources on wage rates, labor availability, real estate costs, taxes and incentives, etc. to be incorporated into the Partnership’s economic development proposals;
• Researching, fact-checking and copy-editing articles for web and print publication;
• Locating, extracting, downloading, formatting and analyzing economic data to be included in the Partnership’s Key Economic Indicators or Houston: The Economy at a Glance publications

Compensation: This is an unpaid internship. The Partnership will cover the cost of parking or provide a Metro Q Card to cover bus/light rail expenses.


Academic Credit: To be determined by student’s school.
TO APPLY: Candidates should email resume and a brief cover letter to Josh Pherigo at jpherigo@houston.org.

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