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The Charles River Associates (or CRA) internship program is a highly competitive program that invites undergraduate students to come put their skills to the test in a fast-paced work environment. The skills and experience that CRA looks for in applicants are “research experience, quantitative ability, excellent written and oral communication skills, and a high level of initiative.” Projects that CRA interns take on include tasks like analyzing data with spreadsheets and databases, programming, model building, market research, and so much more. While engaging in this work, interns also have the chance to grow their toolkit of skills with the Tech Lab workshops and sessions with industry experts and apply those new skills right away.
Interns have a dual-faceted experience at CRA. On the one hand, interns take on independent projects and are treated like regular employees, while on the other, they are guided and taught by senior mentors and experienced peers along the way. This balance of expectations makes it easy for interns to challenge themselves immensely as professionals while growing and progressing as people and learners.
CRA is looking for curious, analytical, highly-motivated undergraduates who are majoring in economics, finance, mathematics, statistics, physical sciences, accounting, or another quantitative discipline.
CRA values knowledge of economic and financial concepts, research experience, quantitative ability, exceptional written and oral communication skills, and a high level of initiative.
They expect Analyst Interns to use data to solve client problems, work collaboratively with a team, effectively manage their time and prioritize tasks, and take pride and ownership in their work.
Charles River Associates
John Hancock Tower
200 Clarendon Street
Boston, MA 02116-5092
Number of Interns: 10 to 20
Duration: 6 to 12 weeks
Academic Level: College Juniors, College Seniors
Los Angeles, CA
New York, NY
Salt Lake City, UT
London, United Kingdom