Research Internship

The Research Intern will work with Filene’s Research team, supporting research that explores solutions to pressing challenges facing credit unions and their communities. The Intern will have a unique opportunity to learn about the credit union system, its position in the consumer finance industry, and its potential to make a positive impact.

Job Purpose

The Research Intern will:

  • Function as project manager and executor with responsibility for supporting research outputs across a number of content areas including credit union growth strategies, data and emerging technologies, and consumer financial well-being.
  • Work with the research team to conduct supporting research and developing compelling research outputs and ancillary products (slide decks, workshop guides, etc.).
  • Learn about consumer and cooperative finance, practice the basics of research in financial services, and build portfolio-worthy projects.
  • Assist with a variety of other projects and tasks that help Filene advance credit unions’ understanding of consumer finance.
  • Effectively maintain data and physical and electronic storage for applicable materials (research outputs, files, product samples, project folders, etc.).
  • Own select team administrative duties to help maintain organization and project management (e.g., notetaking, agenda management).

The statements above are not intended to be all-inclusive and other duties will be assigned as needed.

Job Requirements

The Research and Incubation Intern must be a current and active university student: Junior, Senior, or Graduate-level. The Intern must also demonstrate:

  • The ability to learn and embody Filene’s vision and mission and the values of cooperative finance.
  • Self-motivation and autonomy as well as collaboration.
  • The ability to prioritize work assignments and multi-task in a fast-paced, start-up environment.
  • The ability to work effectively with the Filene team, credit unions, and consumer finance partners.
  • Strong interpersonal and written and oral communication skills, including the ability to summarize ideas clearly and write strong copy.
  • Quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills. Data analytics skills a plus.
  • Process and project management skills along with the ability to identify and execute improvements as needed.
  • Attention to detail and excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to manage workload to aggressive deadlines.
  • Ability to be flexible in duties.
  • Ability to work with Mac technology and Microsoft Office.

Basic knowledge of financial services and/or project management and prior experience with quantitative and/or qualitative market-facing research are helpful.

Please apply via this link and be sure to upload the following within the application system:

  • Cover letter to include:
    Desired start date

    Number of hours available during summer 2022

    Number of hours available through the 2022-2023 academic school year

  • Current resume

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