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Data Science Intern - Emerging Leaders Program - Summer 2019

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Data Science Intern - Emerging Leaders Program - Summer 2019
Various Chicago, IL / Tampa, FL Internship Paid

Description

Today, there were over 500 million Tweets, over 85% of U.S. Consumers used their mobile device while watching TV, and within the next four years, women will control $28 Trillion in annual consumer spending. At Nielsen, you will help analyze and understand what all this means to our consumers, and how it truly influences and drives consumer behavior in what people watch and what people buy.

At Nielsen, we invest in you. Nielsen’s Emerging Leaders Internship Program offers a powerful and unique experience for top undergraduates interested in a leadership career with the world’s leading provider of global marketing information, consumer insights, and business media.

Are You Ready to Join the Team?

New Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) Interns in the Data Science track are challenged with:

  • High-priority assignments
  • Intensive training
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring and networking opportunities

Develop Your Future with Nielsen

The Data Science track develops future Nielsen leaders who can provide clients with the innovative data management and technology solutions they need to make critical decisions. Associates take on roles of increasing responsibility as they participate in exciting development experiences. Our next program begins June 2019.

Examples in Data Science include:

  • Global Research – Work with managers on research projects across the globe, including testing TV services and other global projects such as Life360, China 3-screens, Nielsen Mobile, and Nielsen Consumer.
  • Process Optimization – Propose potential research-on-research tests to improve current Nielsen methodologies and improve response and compliance.
  • Deepen Analytical Skills – Perform qualitative and quantitative analyses on data and apply advanced analytic techniques to derive new insights on consumer behavior and media use to help “tell a story” or determine the answer to a client concern.
  • Measurement Innovation – Partner directly with stakeholders and operational groups to conduct innovative research on a variety of projects.

A day in the life of an Intern may include: working with cross-functional teams to design, implement, and test new consumer and audience measurement methodologies, utilizing tools such as Python, Tableau, SAS, etc. to perform analyses to support innovation initiatives, creating visualizations to deliver insight, and summarizing, documenting, and communicating research findings to audiences of varying levels of subject matter expertise.

Internships: Building towards YOUR future

An Emerging Leaders Internship is definitely NOT just a summer job! You get to experience firsthand what it is like to work in the Nielsen environment. You’ll be exposed to our full-time Emerging Leaders Program by meeting and working with program Associates. You’ll work on projects involving significant business needs such as simplification, integration, business process improvement or project management. Sample assignments include:

  • Challenging the status quo - Identification of process issues impacting data quality & Nielsen employee efficiency and then implementation of solutions to correct these issues.
  • Develop a Business Case - Evaluate new business intelligence software to develop a recommendation on upgrading.
  • Simple Solutions - Improve operational efficiency and/or accuracy of a specific measurement system that incorporates complex software, hardware, or both.

Candidate Opportunities:

For the Summer of 2019, we are offering qualified Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 graduates the following:

  • Intern assignments in Tampa, FL and Chicago, IL
  • June through mid-August internships
  • Competitive hourly salary
  • Generous sign-on bonus to defray housing and temporary relocation cost

Qualifications

Selection Criteria:

  • Strong academic record (minimum overall GPA of 3.0)
  • Current enrollment in an undergraduate degree program in: Statistics, Math, Economics, Market Research, Research Methodology, Data Science, Quantitative Social Science, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering
  • Fewer than two years full-time work experience
  • Leadership experience (classroom, campus, summer jobs)
  • Permanent work authorization in the United States required
  • Ability to work in Tampa, FL and Chicago, IL
  • Coursework in statistics and programming languages such as Python, R, STATA, SAS
  • Initiative, creativity and passion to deliver results to our clients
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong communication skills
  • Effective decision-making and problem-solving abilities

About Us

Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers Watch and Buy.