Data Science Intern (Summer 2024)

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Published

04/09/2024

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Weber Shandwick, a global communications firm, is seeking a talented Data Science Intern to join our innovative team for Summer 2024. As a leader in the communications industry, Weber Shandwick is dedicated to leveraging data-driven insights to create impactful campaigns and drive business results. The selected intern will have the opportunity to work alongside experienced data scientists in our dynamic data science department, contributing to the development of cutting-edge technology solutions that further advance our position as an industry leader. 

As an intern, you will have the opportunity to work alongside experienced data scientists, analyst, strategists, communication experts and client experience professionals and gain hands-on experience in building data-driven solutions for our clients. This position is ideal for individuals who are passionate about data science, marketing, and communication technologies.  

As an intern, you will have the opportunity to work alongside experienced data scientists and gain hands-on experience in building data-driven solutions for our clients. This position is ideal for individuals who are passionate about data science, marketing, and communication technologies.  

Responsibilities: 

  • Assist in collecting, cleaning, and analyzing data from various sources to support the development of data-driven solutions
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to translate business requirements into actionable insights and data-driven strategies
  • Support the development and implementation of machine learning models and algorithms 
  • Assist in building data pipelines and infrastructure for data processing and analysis 
  • Work on statistical models to evaluate marketing effectiveness and optimize resource allocation across various channels
  • Utilize natural language processing techniques to uncover nuanced insights on trends and audience sentiments from textual data sources such as social media, customer feedback, and market reports
  • Conduct network analysis to understand social media dynamics, identify key influencers, and inform communication approaches for targeted audience engagement
  • Stay updated on the latest trends and advancements in data science and machine learning to contribute innovative ideas and approaches to projects
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Qualifications: 

  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Data Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Sociology or related field 
  • Strong programming skills in languages such as Python, R, or Java 
  • Familiarity with data manipulation and analysis libraries such as Pandas, NumPy, and SciPy 
  • Basic understanding of machine learning techniques and algorithms 
  • Good understanding of statistics and probability  
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills 
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills 
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment 

Duration: 3-6 months  

Benefits: 

    • Hands-on experience working on real-world projects 
    • Mentorship from experienced data scientists 
    • Opportunity to network with professionals in the communication industry 
    • Potential for future full-time employment opportunities based on performance 

Weber Shandwick is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Weber Shandwick recruits qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnic or national origin, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or citizenship status.

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Senior Vice President, Analytics

You are an experienced professional who can bridge the worlds of quantitative analysis and senior account leadership with an integrated approach to media research, insights, analytics and data for a existing and new portfolio of clients. This position will lead a portfolio of clients across a regional capability. 

Weber Shandwick seeks an experienced Senior Vice President to champion, advance and accelerate the use of data and bespoke advanced analytics in communications both within Weber Shandwick and for our clients. 

This position will be part of the Central Region Analytics team but will work hand-in-hand with client experience leaders across the global network. The role will partner closely with brand strategists and creative teams to drive strategy and insights for our brands. The ideal candidate for this position will have prior experience selling or marketing scaled custom analytics solutions to sophisticated audiences. 

Responsibilities  

Lead Quantitative Regional Analytics Team 

  • Maintain deep knowledge and points-of-view on cutting-edge technologies, tools, platforms, and partners relevant to integrated media analytics—including overseeing and/or participating in the rollout of new technologies and partnerships to relevant teams. 
  • Provide hands-on consultancy, collaboration and support to clients and project teams in designing, staffing, and delivering analytics work. 

Engage Client Experience Leads 

  • Work closely with firm, regional, practice and other discipline leaders in identifying opportunities and reducing barriers to advancing the use and sophistication of analytics across all offices. 
  • Contribute to business development and growth (both new client and organic growth) through the use of analytics in proposal development, as well as by designing and selling specific analytics solutions to clients. 
  • Lead thought-leadership efforts around the use of analytics in communications and marketing, both inside and outside of Weber Shandwick. 
  • Contribute to the development of new analytics tools and techniques/methodology. 
  • Engage as an active participant in product development work with data science, data engineering and product management organization. 
  • Be the voice-of-the-customer as company seeks to break new analytic ground. 

Requirements 

Minimum Requirements 

  • 12-15 years of related professional experience within an agency, consulting or corporate setting 
  • Talent development experience and skill in building, leading, coaching, and motivating analyst teams 
  • Ability to derive relevant insights from diverse sources of data, both qualitative and quantitative, including published sources, syndicated data, and proprietary data, and then translating those insights into specific media strategies and recommendations 
  • Ability to design research and analyses to test specific hypothesis around optimal communications creative and channel mix 

Preferred Requirements 

  • Working knowledge of advanced statistics and data modeling techniques, including regression and classification techniques, as well as use of techniques and tools appropriate for analysis of both structured and unstructured data. 
  • Experience using media/marketing intelligence, social listening or other research tools such as: Brandwatch, GlobalWebIndex, NewsWhip, Meltwater, Cision, Quid, Affinio, Simmons/MRI and Comscore. 
  • Experience using desktop applications and software used for data/statistical analysis, manipulation and visualization including Tableau, SAS, SQL, MS Office Excel and PowerPoint. 
  • Hands-on experience in managing data and data mining. 
  • Ability to develop frameworks for steering complex insight/analytics projects. 

 

The Weber Shandwick Collective recognizes that your health and wellbeing are a priority. This is why we offer a full suite of benefits including:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401k (with employer match)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Juice Money – $60 monthly reimbursement to be used towards purchases that nourish your health, mind, body, and soul
  • MyDays – Flexible holiday schedules
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Paid Employee Family Leave
  • Family Building Benefit

Weber Shandwick is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Weber Shandwick recruits qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnic or national origin, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or citizenship status.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Market Research Intern (Summer 2024)

 

An internship at KRC Research in Washington, DC is a perfect opportunity to become immersed in the field of opinion research and gain invaluable hands-on business experience. KRC interns work directly with project teams assisting with research design, execution, and analysis. All KRC Research internships are paid and include extensive training opportunities. We highly value our interns and their contributions. In fact, the vast majority of our entry level staff started their career at KRC as interns.

For more details from previous interns, take a look at the following blog posts, and please review our website for information about the qualitative, quantitative, and analytics research.

  1. An Intern Answers the Questions that She Asked in Her Own KRC Interview
  2. The KRC Internship Experience: An Insider’s Perspective

About KRC Research

KRC Research is a leading global strategic market research firm and a member of the Interpublic Group of companies (NYSE: IPG), a global leader in modern marketing solutions. KRC specializes in qualitative and quantitative public opinion research and analytics to drive strategy, start conversations, and measure success. Our work spans the healthcare, corporate, consumer, technology, and financial industries as well as non-profit and government sectors. We work with other agencies within the Weber Shandwick Collective (including Weber Shandwick, Powell Tate, and United Minds) and direct-to-KRC clients. KRC is headquartered in Washington, DC with staff across the U.S.

Qualifications

  1. Strong preference for those who are a graduate student, recent college graduate or current/rising college senior. 
  2. Must be able to work a minimum of 30+ hours per week, with a strong preference for those who can work full-time (40 hours per week). This internship will begin in June 2024 and go through August 2024.
  3. Must have superior analytical and writing skills, be a proactive communicator, and possess a keen eye for detail.
  4. Strong preference for those with previous internship/work experience. (Experience in opinion research is not required.)
  5. Should have an interest in market research including work with data, analytics, or data visualization.

To Apply

  • Please submit each of the following: the online application, a resume, and a cover letter.

Weber Shandwick is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Weber Shandwick recruits qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnic or national origin, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or citizenship status.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Market Research Director

KRC Research is seeking a Research Director to join our Washington, DC team. This is an onsite hybrid work model position. Research Directors are a vital part of the KRC team, leading important research engagements for clients spanning across the family of IPG agencies.

Basic Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in business, market research, social science or related field
  • 7 years of market research experience
  • Extensive experience leading both quantitative and qualitative research studies
  • Ability to oversee projects from initial conception through final presentation
  • Strong project and client management skills
  • Exceptional writing and presentation skills (both verbal and visual)
  • Skilled at conducting in-depth interviews; focus group moderation a plus
  • Experience and desire to manage junior researchers
  • Full working knowledge of Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Depth of experience with statistical software (e.g., SPSS) and programming software (e.g., Qualtrics) is preferable; familiarity with Quid and/or Talkwalker a plus
  • Occasional travel for business when business travel resumes post COVID-19

This position typically works on projects overseen by a VP or SVP and is often supported by junior researchers, depending on project scope and complexity. Research Directors are expected to be experienced enough to lead research studies relatively autonomously. Responsibilities vary for each unique research study, but generally include:

  • Leading client meetings to help advise on approach and scope of research
  • Developing/reviewing survey questionnaires and qualitative screeners
  • Determining quotas and weighting schemes
  • Coordinating with operations team for survey programming, fielding and data processing
  • Ensuring program accuracy and making quota decisions while fielding
  • Drafting moderator guides
  • Conducting IDIs
  • Writing analysis plan, analyzing data and developing key findings
  • Creating insightful and visually compelling reports and presentations
  • Managing staff assigned to the project team, and ensuring engagement, productivity, and work within budget
  • Generally accountable for overall project success including execution, problem resolution, deliverables, client management and final presentation

KRC Directors also play an essential role in helping to manage the business by:

  • Contributing to new business efforts, including writing proposals and designing budget structures and fees
  • Formally managing junior staff, including coaching through performance levels and conducting reviews
  • Providing clients with strategic guidance and valued advice based on research and knowledge of business or industry
  • Building relationships for self and company across network of teams

Successful candidates have a natural tendency to be curious, analytical and resourceful. They have a strong desire to understand what people think, why they think it and why they behave the way they do. Other qualities we look for:

  • Proactive problem solver, eager to learn and take action
  • Highly organized, with particular focus on managing details
  • Committed to the highest level of quality and data accuracy
  • Able to manage multiple projects with competing priorities
  • Comfortable with ambiguity
  • Adept at anticipating client and senior team member needs – can manage up
  • Cares intensely about their clients’ success and the success of the company overall
  • Jumps at opportunities to learn and contribute outside of their area of specialty
  • Thinks strategically; always searching for root causes, not just symptoms
  • Eager to contribute to company infrastructure through committee participation, new initiatives or trainings, or implementation of new ideas

About Us

KRC Research is an insights-driven market research firm based in Washington, D.C. We turn data into intelligence to help our clients solve business challenges. KRC Research is a unit of the Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE: IPG).

KRC Research is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. KRC Research recruits qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnic or national origin, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability,  sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or citizenship status.

More information about KRC Research can be found at www.krcresearch.com.  

Weber Shandwick is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Weber Shandwick recruits qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnic or national origin, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or citizenship status.

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We make our careers website accessible to any and all users. If you need an accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact us at JobAppAccommodation@ipgdxtra.com. This email address is not for general employment inquiries or vendors; rather it is strictly for applicants who require special assistance accessing our employment website. Due to volume, messages sent to this email address that are not related to an accommodation cannot be answered.