Research Intern

Research Intern Summary:

This Intern will work at the intersection of the public, private and nonprofit sectors to assist with  strategic analyses supporting projects and initiatives to drive economic development for the region. The Intern will assist with data collection and analysis, disseminate economic information to the organization and its stakeholders, and support internal departments as necessary.

Job Duties:

  • Entering data to maintain economic, demographic and internal business activity databases
  • Gathering, analyzing, and disseminating primary, public and proprietary data for use in monthly briefs and newsletters, presentations, and responses to requests for information from companies, media, the City of Chicago and other partner organizations
  • Supporting Business Development, Marketing, and the Neighborhood and Strategic Initiatives teams as necessary

Experience and Skills:

The ideal candidate is detail‐oriented, has demonstrated substantial commitment to academic excellence, leadership, extracurricular activities, and involvement in community or public service. The candidate should have the ability to deliver high-quality outputs under strict deadlines within a team environment.

  • Graduate level student in public policy/administration, urban planning, economics, business, non-profit management, or related program
  • Must be in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Experience collecting, organizing, and analyzing data in Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaborate and communicate well with colleagues
  • Ability to research and report on a topic in a clear, focused, and concise manner
  • Open to learning, receiving feedback, and engaging in reflection and improvement
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and Google products
  • Experience with GIS (geographical information systems) software and programming languages (SQL, Javascript, Python) a plus
  • Experience with Adobe Suite, especially InDesign, a plus


Applicants are required to submit a resume to

World Business Chicago is an equal opportunity employer.