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Research Internship

  • Covent Garden, Central London / West End (WC2), WC2B 5DG
  • £21,500 per annum pro rata

Start a career in research, analysis, global mobility and other professional disciplines with an ECA internship (permanent positions also available).

Research Interns are employed for a 12-week period to provide essential support to the teams that produce the wide range of products and services which ECA provides to its clients. Interns are required to conduct research and analysis for over 470 cities around the world and are responsible for processing, verifying and uploading large volumes of questionnaire data.

We are now recruiting interns for the period of 19 February to 11 May 2018.
Research Interns will be assigned to work in one or more of the following areas of research:

  • Administration and analysis of ECA's cost of living survey which monitors price changes for 150 items of everyday expenditure including food and drink, personal goods and services, clothing and electrical goods.
  • Researching accommodation costs and assessing the suitability of properties for expatriates. Analysing changes in average property prices and researching changes in market conditions that may account for these differences.
  • Investigating the suitability and costs of a wide range of expatriate benefits such as international schools, domestic staff and sports clubs.

The candidates

We are looking for people who can make a mark on the company through personable service and a creative approach, constantly looking to improve how we source and process information to create high quality products in the most effective way.

If you have the following qualities, we'd like to hear from you:

  • Excellent level of numeracy
  • Sound verbal and written communication skills
  • A collaborative mentality
  • Process driven
  • Ability to take responsibility
  • Customer focussed
  • Solid attention to detail
  • Proven research skills
  • A focus on getting results
  • Initiative and problem-solving skills
  • Inquisitiveness and keenness to learn
  • An international outlook

Candidates should be educated to degree standard and be proficient in the use of MS Word and Excel. The ideal candidate will also be able to demonstrate a good understanding of global current affairs and world geography. Knowledge of a language in addition to English and experience of world travel is also desirable.

Why work for us?

Internships are a stepping stone towards a permanent position at ECA and many interns have gone on to join us in permanent Research Analyst and International Data Researcher roles. If we have vacancies for these positions at the end of the internship period we will be seeking to fill them with successful Research Interns.

Our research roles provide a foundation on which to build a career in research and analysis, global mobility and many other professional disciplines, including tax, talent and reward. Find out more about these roles in the Jobs area of our website.

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