Cornerstone Research

Cornerstone Research

Summer Analyst

Boston, MA +6 locations
  • Responsibilities


    Cornerstone Research is a consulting firm specializing in the analysis of complex financial, economic, accounting, and marketing issues, and is widely known as being one of the nation’s leading finance and economics consulting firms with more than 750 full-time staff members across eight offices.

    We attribute our success to a unique combination of resources: a creative and energetic staff, cutting-edge research, a strong culture of dedication to our people and our clients, and our network of academic and industry experts. Our consultants employ innovative problem solving approaches and achieve unparalleled analytic depth.

    Our clients include major securities firms, top consulting and professional service firms, leading pharmaceutical companies, and internet and high-technology firms, among others. Our projects often receive focused attention from chief executive officers and boards of directors of our clients.

    Our diverse experience allows us to provide clients with a unique breadth of perspective and expertise. For example, in securities projects we analyze stock prices, derivatives and debt instruments. We assess high-profile mergers and acquisitions, insider trading allegations and share repurchase transactions. In antitrust and intellectual property cases we look at industry structure, the nature of purchase decisions, and the commercial value of innovation and technology.

    Our uniquely collegial and supportive atmosphere makes Cornerstone Research a great place to work. Career information provider, Vault named Cornerstone Research’s Summer Analyst Program in the top 20 of its 2021 list of 100 Best Internships!


    As a Summer Analyst, your experience at Cornerstone will closely mirror that of a full-time Analyst position. Summer Analysts work in case teams that range in size but typically include a faculty expert, senior consultants and Analysts.

    What does case work at Cornerstone Research look like?

    • Quantitative and qualitative elements
    • Key responsibilities include:
      • Developing financial and economic models
      • Examining market and industry behavior
      • Presenting findings to colleagues and clients
    • Ability to interact with senior consultants, academic experts, and clients

    Please note the following deadlines:

    Application Deadline #1 – October 5th

    Application Deadline #2- October 16th

  • Qualifications
    • In your junior year of an undergraduate degree; with an expected graduation date of December 2022-June 2023
    • Well-rounded, enthusiastic individuals
    • Demonstrated excellent academic performance
    • Strong analytical backgrounds
    • Interest in business and economics


    Cornerstone Research believes that strong skills develop best through practical experience. We begin with comprehensive orientation program to help introduce the Summer Analyst to the firm, their role, and to provide training on both the technical analytical and statistical techniques used in our work, as well as some of the skills needed to work effectively within teams and with clients and experts. Following orientation, Summer Analysts join case teams where they have immediate impact while continuing to learn new skills. Summer Analyst are also assigned to a peer Analyst buddy that will guide them through the internship experience.


    Cornerstone Research values the professional growth of its summer Analysts and recognizes their contributions to clients and the firm. Consequently, if selected many Summer Analysts choose to join Cornerstone Research full-time upon graduation. The analytical depth of our assignments, the breadth of industry exposure and experience working in case teams offer outstanding preparation for Analysts applying to top graduate programs in business, economics and law, and for ensuing careers in consulting, finance, industry, and academia. Many people also choose to stay at Cornerstone – a number of our senior consultants started their careers as Analysts with our firm.

    Cornerstone Research will provide visa support to qualified candidates with STEM eligible degrees.

    You may also visit our website,, for more information about the firm, what we do, and our culture and people.

    Cornerstone Research provides Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to legally protected categories, such as age, sex, gender, gender identity, race, color, creed/religious belief, medical condition, predisposing genetic characteristics or genetic information or testing, disability, marital status, pregnancy status, military status, veteran status, arrest or conviction record (except where permitted by law), sexual orientation, ethnic background, citizen status, ancestry, national origin, or any other consideration protected by federal, state or local law.

  • Industry
    Management Consulting
  • Locations
    Los Angeles, CA • Menlo Park, CA • San Francisco, CA • Washington, DC • Chicago, IL • Boston, MA • New York, NY
  • About Us

    Cornerstone Research is an international economics and financial consulting firm, focused on data analysis and research. Our clients are involved in commercial litigation and regulatory proceedings. Working with many of the world’s leading law firms and prestigious academic institutions, we address a wide range of complex assignments in high-stakes legal matters. Our staff demonstrate sophisticated expertise in subjects such as economics, finance, accounting, and marketing, as well as business acumen and a deep understanding of the litigation process. Founded by entrepreneurs, including two women, Cornerstone Research continues to flourish with our unique and collaborative environment, guided by our values and our culture.